Airports, airlines offering more comfort for travelers
ATLANTA (WHDH) -- Getting from point A to point B by plane these days often means a lot of time at point C -- long layovers, late connections and annoying weather delays.
At the Atlanta airport, Rick Nelson spent a recent layover in a rented private cubicle right off the main concourse. Minute Suites, a company that rents private cubicles for $30 an hour, has created soundproof rooms that include a television, a desk and a daybed.
Nelson spends about eight hours a week in airports, often trying to work at a crowded gate.
Right now, Minute Suites are in Atlanta and Philadelphia. The company plans to open this year in Dallas and Minneapolis. More than half the clientele are business travelers.
Stressed road warriors are finding more options at airports. At Minneapolis-St. Paul International, the airport has marked a 1.4 mile walking trail. While some airports have spas that offer massages.
Passengers at San Francisco International Airport can work out the kinks in a yoga room.
Airlines are stepping up their game, too, as they compete to get more travelers in the air. They are paying more attention and spending more money on amenities on the ground. Airlines report growing demand for airport lounges. Most offer full bars and work stations.