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The airports that never sleep

Increasingly, travellers are milling about hubs and spokes at all times of day and airports have responded by providing all sorts of facilities.

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Changi Airport with its new Terminal 4 (above) is upping the ante for transit passengers.Think gaming stations, complimentary movies, unblemished interiors and mini hotels with rooms by the hour, a fitness centre and an outdoor pool with a Jacuzzi.

UNLIKE the celebrated Iranian refugee Mehran Nasseri whose botched Paris transit in 1988 resulted in an 18-year residence at Charles De Gaulle airport, most air passengers would be quite happy if they never had to deal with airports at all - whether it be lumpen security officials, overpriced...

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