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09/20/2012 11:00 am ET Updated Nov 20, 2012

The World's Best Airport Amenities

For most travellers - particularly frequent fliers - airports are a necessary evil; places at which to arrive as late as possible, through which to dash at top speed from check-in desk to boarding gate, and from which to flee the moment the suitcases hit the baggage ramps. But amongst a plethora of dull and dreary transit hubs, where the minutes until you board seem to move at less than glacial speed, there are a number of notable international exceptions. Yes, weary travellers, things are looking up. In some cases, it's worth arriving early - or organising a longer stop-over between connecting flights - to make the most of what is on offer.

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