Berlin - Long-distance air travel often results in stopovers lasting several hours, with most travellers wanting nothing more than the chance to catch up on some much-needed sleep.
An affordable and comfortable place for a quick nap is often hard to find, but there are options available for the weary tourist who knows where to look.
l Airport hotels: The most expensive but most comfortable option is simply to check into an airport hotel, although this is recommended only when a traveller has a significant stopover period. Costs range from e50 to e100 (about R763 to R1 526) a stay.
l Airport lounges: Passengers not in possession of a priority pass or business class ticket can use pay-in lounges. For a one-off payment, travellers can escape the airport hustle and bustle, and many closed lounges also offer sleeping facilities.
A priority pass, offering access to more than 700 airport lounges for an annual fee of e249, is recommended for regular fliers.