layover

Reasons to Love Layovers at Incheon International Airport

Just the mention of the word delay, cancellation, or layover is enough to make even the most laid back passenger cringe.  Such occasions usually equate to extended hours spent in oft-hated, geographically-indistinguishable airports, facilities that rarely provide the amenities to entertain or comfort the weary traveler.  Fortunately for those connecting in or traveling to Seoul, Incheon International Airport is an exception.

For multiple years, Incheon Airport has been ranked the best airport in the world for its impeccable service, staff, and infrastructure developments, and while I agree that the airport deserves high marks in each of these categories- seriously, the efficiency and service is unmatched- I feel that what really makes it stand out from the others is that passengers are able to get the sense that they're really in Korea without ever leaving the airport.  Also, the sheer amount of facilities available make the airport an attraction in itself.  It's impossible to get bored at Incheon International and on my most recent visit, I decided to do some research to prove it.


Best way to enjoy a 10-hour layover in Seoul

 

This is what my "crazy" sister made for my sister-in-law who is laying over in Seoul, Korea for 10 hours. My sister-in-law decided to go with the option 2 and she thoroughly enjoyed lay over in South Korea!

Two Options Recommended

1) If you are tired, stay in the airport. You can still have fun.
2) If you want to go out and experience both local and tourist areas + local shopping, take the option 2.

Option 1: If you are tired, stay in the airport

1. Spa on Air
Since you are tired from the flight, you can first rest at Spa on Air (B1, East side) It costs 15000 won (about $15) and extra 10,000 won ($10) for private sleeping room.
http://www.airport.kr/airport/facility/efalicityOpen.iia?carId=39
 

 


Question from a reader: layover in Seoul

A reader named J.B. writes in
A friend and I will have a 10 hour layover at the airport in South Korea. Do you know of anyone who could pick us up at the airport, guide us to some of the sites, and return us to the airport?

We are in our 60s and want to see the area. We are retired teachers from Tennessee.
I'm afraid I don't know of anyone with a car - I wish I did at times! - but here are a couple ideas.

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