During my recent whirlwind trip to the US – 2 nights at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, followed by 2 nights in Boston, all in the space of 1 week – I was quite fortunate not to have to spend any nights in the airport. However, one thing which came to my attention due to the horrendously long transit waits, which I have never had to endure in the past, was the necessity to find some sort of shower facilities to relax between flights.

Well, so far I have only managed to find this: for US$11 (day membership), you can make use of the gym, shower facilities, swimming pool and Jacuzzi at the Hilton Hotel located at the Chicago Airport. Not bad, huh? It’s a pity there are no such facilities available at LA International as well.