05/04/2011 08:26 am ET Updated Jul 04, 2011

8 Airport Lounges Worth The Layover (PHOTOS)

Whether it's a layover between flights or a delay due to weather, the airport is only a friendly place for about an hour or two. After that, it is easy to slip into an anxious state. To avoid the doldrums of the airport, plan longer layovers and plop down in a lush airport lounge outfitted with TVs, an open bar and snacks.

Some airports do it better than others -- snacks are defined by some as stale crackers and string cheese while others know that a light nosh should consist of items like freshly baked croissants, charcuterie plates, and warm waffles with maple syrup.

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