Incheon International Airport rocks!
Last week, I wrote about them blogger-friendly airports I’ve encountered in the last couple of years. Well, I’d like to add Incheon International Airport in Seoul, South Korea on top of that list.
The Incheon Airport combines the best of Hong Kong IA and Changi Airport in terms of space, passenger-friendliness, accessibility and geeky leisure.
It’s geek paradise here — tons of open wide space and comfy chairs (good for sleeping too), free high-speed wifi all over, great bargain shops and a lounge that rocks. Food prices aren’t bad either.
At first I thought this section here was a restaurant or something until I realized it’s the a free lounge where people can stretch out in a corner, hook up their laptop and wait for boarding.
Each corner sofa comes with a small table for your laptop and drinks.Â Most tables have laptops hooked up online that you can use for free (here’s one with a Macbook tied up to the table). Under the sofa are individual power plugs and a LAN port (if you don’t have WiFi laptops.)
There’s a compartment below the sofa you can use to store some of your valuable stuff (don’t know where you can get the keys). Best of all there are about a dozen WiFi hotspots that are blazing fast. Did one with SpeedTest below and it gave me 10Mbps down and 2Mbps up.
If there’s any other airport I’d rather be stuck with waiting for hours, the Incheon Airport will be it. Too bad it’s only open between 7am and 8pm each day so I don’t know if they cut the WiFi beyond that.