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Every Sunday, trending travelers on twitter get together to discuss everything travel. Recently we dedicated a whole weekend to the topic of “Airports”.

The best airports were first and foremost defined by free wifi, closely followed by access to power sockets and reasonably priced food, as well as ease of transportation between terminals. The world’s worst airports were defined by lack of any or all of the above, as well as rude/invasive immigration officers/procedures.

With it’s butterfly garden, pool, massage chairs, rooftop bars, cinemas and free city tours, Singapore’s Changi Airport was voted the best in the world. With it’s incredibly invasive and strict immigration procedures, the US was voted the worst country to fly through/into.

After we were done swapping airport horror stories (there was a recurring hatred for Miami Airport), we finished with advice to other travelers on how to handle international airports. Of course, the best advice I can personally give is to make sure you arrive at the correct airport – made that mistake before!

What is your #1 advice to other travelers re airports?

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View the full chat transcript courtesy of Travelogx.

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Feature Photo Courtesy of Luke Ma.

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Megan is an Australian Journalist who has been travelling and blogging around the world for the last 7 years to inspire others to embark on their own worldwide adventure!  Her husband Mike is an American travel photographer, and together they have made the world their home.

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    14 Comments

  1. Great advice. Totally agree with bringing something to pass the time waiting. We do most of our reading while traveling!

    • We leave in 10 days for a big trip and will be stocking up my Kindle for those 10 hour layovers!! I have a few books I’ve been meaning to read!

  2. Good tips here! I always do a bit of research beforehand to see if there is WiFi available at the airport or any other information that might help me pass the time before boarding.

    • Thats a clever tip as well – I always bitch and moan when I get to an airport which doesn’t have wifi available – I should prepare myself by checking in advance!!

      Thanks!

  3. Changi always seems to crop up year after year as a travellers favourite. It is certainly a fabulous airport, the only downside is that it is so BIG!!!!

    As for my tip, as a non-US national I would recommend a lot of changeover time when flying in on an international flight to make a domestic connection. The queues at passport control and Customs can be horrendous, 2 hours to go through these is not unknown in my experience.

    • I haven’t yet been, but it sounds like it almost warrants a trip to Singapore just to see the airport!!

      Definitely agree with you on the extended changeover time. I’ve been burned by that a fair few times in the past – 2 hours to get through Customs and immigration in bigger cities is pretty speedy sometimes lol!

    • It’s probably not entirely wise 😛

  4. Great tips from a great group of people! Hoping to frequently be a part of SBTC once I move back to the US next month and am actually in the right time zone! 😉

    • Awesome! We would love to have you back … in the meantime I don’t blame you for not wanting to be up at 1-2am :D!

  5. I always try my best to only take a hand bag and no luggage. It makes you more 🙂

    • We try and do the same when we’re only traveling on short trips. Little more difficult for international travel though 😀

  6. Always double check your fights to make sure the airline didn’t change the time or bump you to a different flight.

    • Great tip Ryan! Always a smart move because it happens so often!

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