Words like “delay” and “layover” can strike fear and frustration in the hearts of many business travelers. But even a cancelled flight could be easier to take in one of the many independent travel lounges popping up in airports across the country and abroad. Available by the day or just a few hours, they offer the same amenities many traditional lounges do, such as free WiFi, comfy chairs, snacks and sometimes even a nap and shower. But with an independent lounge, you needn’t have earned a million-miles or be flying a certain airline or class, and many don't require membership. You can just pay to use them when you need them.
Check out these lounges that are turning the airport into a more pleasant place to spend a layover.