Getting stuck at the airport for hours can be a traveler’s worst nightmare. Delays can happen randomly so its always good to keep in mind that there’s a possibility you could be subjected to a long layover or stranded due to plane delays.
So, instead of wasting your time yelling at every airline representative that you encounter or feeling annoyed for hours on end, it’s best to make the most out of this unexpected free time and keep yourself entertained.
See What The Airport Has To Offer
Explore! The vast majority of airports have a variety of stores that offers a lot of different things. In case you have less than four hours, take the shuttle to another area and check if there are more restaurants or bars where you can hang out, grab a bite or have a drink.
Check out to the airport’s website and see if there’s any special attractions (particularly if you’re stuck during a holiday season) and see whether they have promos in bookstores, museums or art exhibits.
Use Those Hours To Exercise
Do not let anything stand in the way of your fitness schedule. Take advantage of the airport’s free Wi-Fi and download an app with yoga routines and other low impact exercises that you can actually do while you wait.
Look out for an empty area and get your blood flowing or you can also log on to see if the international airport where you are has yoga or fitness area already available.
There’s No Reason To Be Bored
This is a good time to catch up on some reading, so remember to pack or download that book that you have been wanting to read all year. And if you didn’t bring any reading materials with you, go to the airport bookstore, pick a book, open up a random chapter and read it. If it catches your attention, then buy it and enjoy it while you wait.
If you’re traveling with your laptop or iPad, remember to download a selection of films and watch a movie. This is a great way to pass time without noticing it. Just remember to use your headphones while you watch, because while the film can be quite exciting for you, maybe all that noise won’t be so pleasing for the people around you.
Take Some Time To Learn About Your Rights
If the unfortunate scenario that you have to go through is a flight delay, then the best thing you can do with your unexpected spare time is to learn everything you can about your passengers rights. This is a great way to find out whether or not you have a right to things that you didn’t even think about, such as: a free hotel, a free meal, compensation, or a free flight in the future. It doesn’t hurt to take a hard look to the fine print.