Forget napping in uncomfortable airport furniture, feigning interest in duty-free goods and drinking one too many overpriced beers.
At last, airports are learning how to entertain their guests during layovers and delays, with everything from puppies to ping-pong, from pop-up gyms to pianos.
Check out the latest amenities being offered at airports nationwide.
Live music. Nashville and Austin, two of America’s most music-obsessed cities, love live performances so much that even their airports put on shows. The airport in country music mecca Nashville puts on 80 to 100 shows a year on four stages scattered throughout its terminals, while that in Texas' music-obsessed capital provides two-hour sets five days a week at six different restaurants.
Piano. Nashville and Austin may put on proper shows for flyers, but San Jose International has set up a piano for musically inspired passengers to play at their own leisure, 24 hours a day. No word on how many renditions of "Heart and Soul" have been logged there — but at least one prodigy passing through has been known to bang out a certain Journey hit.