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Airport All Nighters

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Happy FlyingHappy FlyingDelays are inevitable, but stress is avoidable. Begin your journey in the lap of luxury with a manicure, massage and martini. Think we're kidding?

Airport spas are de rigueur these days. Ten minutes is all you need for quickie manicure and massages, and some can do a head to toe package in 30 - worth budgeting time for.

If lineups at the spa stress you more than the delay, activate your inner goddess and belly up to the bar for some good old fashioned liquid relief.

When you tire of the pampering, scope out local bands, movie theatres and even designated napping areas - all behind security.

Putting on the Ritz        

If you hit a big delay (we're thinking ice storm), call a friend who racks up the air miles and can get you into a business class lounge.

Friends only fly steerage like you?

A winning smile or $25 can get you into the lounge of wonders: snacks and drinks (sometimes alcoholic), free Wi-Fi, magazines and TVs. Definitely look forward to better chairs and fewer fussy kids. There might even be a nursery if you're traveling with your own brood of cranky travelers.

Expecting Trouble? Check out these sites to help you navigate a path to inner peace while flying:

The budget traveler's guide to Sleeping in Airports has reviews and comments posted for airports worldwide. They'll let you know the pros and cons, from swimming pools to friendly (or scary) security guards.

Airport Spas and Xpress Spas are two of the biggest airport spa providers. Find out what's offered where you're flying and if you're in the habit of hanging out at airports, check out Lounge Pass or Priority Pass to get you into top lounges without a fuss.

This CNN article will fill you in on movies, bands, and more at an airport near you - happy travelling!

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