Shopping at airports helps air travelers save valuable time. A wide range of shopping options are especially useful for those having connecting flights and those on tight holiday schedules. Air travelers can these days not only find souvenirs and gifts at airports but also shop for items such as herbs (Chicago O’Hare) and rare books (General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee).
Some airports have gone to great lengths to ensure a good shopping experience. Heathrow has a Journey Team with about 70 shopping specialists who speak 40 languages and help passengers find what they are looking for at the airport’s 340 shopping outlets.
Read more about the varied shopping choices at airports in this New York Times article.