We've all been there: Arriving at the airport with not much time to spare and then realizing that you have to schlep what feels like miles to your gate, and with carry-on, no less (thanks bag fees!)
Now insurance company Direct Line has put numbers behind our theories and researched just how long those walks are at airports around the world, airport-int.com reports.
Looking at the distance from a terminal entrance to its farthest gate, Direct Line's research shows that it's a whopping two-mile walk at Beijing's Capital International Terminal 3 from start to finish.
Earlier this week, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported that Hartsfield Airport's beautiful new $1.4 billion terminal is actually a total pain to get around. As Clint Harkins told the paper: "Every time you turned another corner, you thought you were there. Well, you weren’t."
Plan ahead! Be sure to leave extra time when visiting the airports below.
Beijing Capital International Airport, Terminal 3= 2 Miles
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport=1.3 miles
(AP Photo/David Goldman)
Zurich Airport=1.27 miles
Frankfurt am Main Airport=1.17 miles
(AP Photo/Michael Probst)
London-Gatwick Airport=1.12 miles
Seoul Incheon International Airport=1.05 miles
Hong Kong International=0.98 miles
London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5=0.76 miles
New York John F. Kennedy=0.7 miles
Amsterdam Airport Schiphol=0.61 miles
Manchester Airport=0.57 miles
Dubai International Airport=0.55 miles