While most airports play tug-of-war with your sanity, with awful security lines and even worse people, others strive to entertain and comfort you in your travels. But which is the best? If we learned anything from The Highlander, it's that there can be only one. And luckily, Skytrax -- an airline and airport review site -- found out just which one it is.
As it turns out, Singapore Changi Airport claims immortality for the third straight year. Napping areas, an entertainment deck, interactive art creation stations, a rooftop pool, and even a forest-themed playground set Changi apart from all the chaff out there. It should have sick amenities, though -- Singapore's the most expensive city in the world. Turns out, you get what you pay for.
South Korea’s Incheon International Airport came in at no. 2, while Germany's Munich Airport ranked third. Europe and Asia dominate the top 10, while not one single US airport managed to make the top of the list. On the flip side, a separate 2014 study ranked the world's worst airports, and New York’s La Guardia eked in at no. 10. The lesson: American exceptionalism is more like American mediocriticism (let's make it a word) when it comes to airports.
Here’s how the top 10 best airports in the world rounded out:
10. Beijing Capital
9. Amsterdam Schiphol
8. London Heathrow
7. Central Japan Intl
6. Zurich Airport
5. Tokyo Intl Haneda
4. Hong Kong Intl
3. Munich Airport
2. Incheon Intl Airport
1. Singapore Changi
Check out the complete list here.