Not only is the airline industry a thing, but the airport food industry is a thing. What about airports themselves? While most air travel in the United States is a perfunctory, cattle-like experience, occasionally an airport breaks through and really makes something of itself. Here are some of the most lavish.
1 of 10 10. Kuala Lumpur International Airport
Travelers to this Malaysian airport get to take in sweeping glass architecture, a massage and reflexology center, a movie lounge, a sports lounge, and the gorgeously modern Sama-Sama Express hotel. But center stage here is the KLIA Jungle Board Walk—a natural rainforest in the middle of Terminal A that has been relocated with help from the Forest Research Institute of Malaysia and showcases both the country's natural beauty and the airport's commitment to environmental responsibility.