We were in Seoul Airport on transit few days ago. My 3yr old daughter built up fever on first leg of our flight. We had a little bit of Tylenol with us but that wasn’t enough. I looked around the stores to find a medical stores. went around different stores and asked couple of store representatives and they said they didn’t know and directed me to the Information desk. Waited at the Info desk for some one to help me. I thought I stood in the Queue, apparently other people just leaned over on the desk and asked their requirements in regional language and I still waited. anyways, went ahead and asked for any medical stores around. She pointed me to duty free information desk. Went there in another queue again and she directed me back to the Airport Information Desk.
At the end of the process, a person at information told me airport doesn’t have any pharmacy around and renovation was going on. I did not find the fever reducer (Tylenol or any thing) at all. It was then the time for us to board the 2nd leg.
Surprisingly, I noticed the message like “2007 best airport worldwide” –> I am not sure what the criteria for evaluating as a BEST airport – where it wasn’t easier enough for me to get the information right away. Having Food, Pharmacy, Rest rooms, etc are the basic requirements, I think. When someone is hungry or sick, I don’t know if things like L’Oreal, Chanel, Guess, Timex, Marlboro or any Duty Free items would help. (note: food stalls Wellys was open though) :)