Going through security lines, overweight bags, the fear of missing flights and making sure your carry-on toiletries fit snugly into little plastic bags all add to the stress of travel. Even a vacation to the Bahamas can seem like a chore, when airports are involved. Some airports understand this and are adding some nice stress-relievers to their repertoire during the busy summer season.
At Dulles International Airport they offer a Jazz Series and Vancouver International Airport has live DJs, free treat samples and $10 lunch specials for its popular, "Take Off Fridays" celebrations.
At San Francisco International Airport they have a You are Hear summer concert series with live classical, jazz and soul music on the menu.
The "Just Plane Fun" program at Philadelphia International Airport has everything from free makeovers, "Chillin' Zones" for relaxation that includes comfy sofas, and life music. The airport has also recently started to serve free cold beverages to travelers.
Spokeswoman for Philadelphia International Airport Victoria Lupica said to NBC News, "We were thinking of what we could do for people before they get to the security checkpoint, because there's not much retail before security and all our entertainment is post-security."
Lupica said that the staff are noting the busiest times at the airport and dispatching five rolling carts to the area with beverages.
"It's been a very warm summer and we know that people waiting in line can't take a beverage with them through the security line. So we decided to offer passengers a refreshing complimentary glass of lemonade or iced tea. They can sip that in line and then dump the cup before going through the checkpoint," she said to MSNBC.
She added that this wasn't just a summer initiative. Travelers can look forward to hot beverages like hot chocolate during winter months.