Every airport has their own amenities and service to ensure the travelers are safe and comfortable. However, some of them can be very expensive and some are cheap and even for free. Airport freebies are there for many travelers to enjoy so you don’t have to hesitate to enjoy them while they last. Besides, why spending extra money if you can get it for free.
Several airport freebies travelers can enjoy
Many airports now provide a hydration stations where you can refill your water bottle for free. No need to be scared of the water fountain that is often full of germs. You also don’t have to buy any bottled water. Hence, do not forget to always bring your own reusable water bottle when travelling. In several airports, the hydration stations already use automatic hand-free sensors to refill your water bottle.
Complimentary tours in some airports are a thing now. You no longer have to sit and wait for your flight in such a boring mode. You can have a tour and see something more interesting instead. At Changi Airport , Singapore for example, there are free tours travelers can stop by. Free tours to markets, cave and temples are available in Seoul’s Incheon International Airport.
If your flight is delayed, you don’t have to go anywhere and just read some books because several airports build their own library to let travelers read or drop books off for free. One of the airports with library facility is Helsinki Airport where travelers can enjoy a book swap point freely at its Kainuu Lounge. Other airports with library include Tallinn Airport and Amsterdam Schiphol.
Many airports also install animal-relief facilities. You will have to look around for it when you travel with your pet. A fenced-in patch of outdoor space reserved only for pets are now available in several airports around the world such as at Miami International Airport. They have several dog parks surrounded by white picket fences. There are also grass, dirt surfaces, and of course waste disposal stations.
Free assistance programs to anyone who need has been available in several airports around the world. Usually, assistance program is for disabled travelers only. However, it is now offered to literally anyone who need such as young travelers, travelers who don’t speak in local language, or simply lost passengers. This program is already available at New York’s JFK and Newark Airports.
Wi-Fi is not something new now in public facilities such as cafes, schools, and airports. With free Wi-Fi you can stay entertained even when you have to wait long for your flight. The number of airports offering free Wi-Fi has been increased significantly around the world.
Several airports also offer fragile stickers for free. You can ask for it and have it affixed to your bag. This way, you don’t have to buy it yourself in advance. Even though it doesn’t guarantee careful handling by the staff, it’s still worth a try.