These days our most preferred method of traveling anywhere is by a flight. For most business travelers, airports have become like a second home to them. Airports can be quite a boring place even nightmarish for some! Especially if you are stuck at some random godforsaken airport that doesn’t have any form of entertainment to offer!
Well, most of the time the usual stores and restaurants exist, some fancy airports offer more than that even, such as a gym, rooms to rent for the day, even golf courses! Yet at times none of that, so then you are left wondering how to pass your time while waiting for your flight.
Here are some brilliant ideas for you to follow in case you do end up being stuck at the airport for more than what you bargained for!
Use the delay as an excuse to make friends! If you are single, you could always make a beeline for that cute guy/girl sitting alone. Don’t come off as a creep, but make polite casual conversation and see where that takes you. If you are traveling with kids then let them make friends with other kids who are stuck in the same situation, as long as they don’t create too much of a ruckus and bring the airport down, all is well. They are out of your way and you can bond with their mommy or daddy!
Explore the stores, if the duty-free shops have makeup counters, they will be more than glad to offer a makeover in the hopes that you pick up their products. Usually, it’s the expensive kinds that you don’t use, so go ahead and see what it looks and feels like on you! You could also use this opportunity to spritz your dream perfume on yourself and feel like a million bucks all the way!
If you have older kids, go to the departure and arrival screen and play a game with them, try to identify as many cities and airlines as you can using the codes provided there. It’s a fun game and you can have a great reward at the end of it, such as an ice cream treat from the airport restaurant maybe?!
Go through your phone book and look up people you haven’t spoken to in a while. Message or call them and connect. You could also use this time to buy a bunch of postcards and write to your near and dear ones, getting a letter or a postcard still holds a thrill, so go on and make their day! If you have nothing to write, draw a scenery, or describe the airport, or even maybe write a recipe!
If all that sitting is making your legs creaky and achy, get to the nearest escalator and go up and down on it. Or get to a walkway and use that as a treadmill. Get up and get moving!
If you haven’t cleaned out your handbag or wallet in a while, now is the time! Sit near a dustbin and throw away all those trillion bills that are lining the bottom of your bag! You shall feel so light and clear headed after this exercise.
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Catch up on reading. That new pulp fiction book you wanted to read but never had the time or the face to read it! I mean if anyone caught you reading that book, by that trashy massy public pleasing author, you might as well go jump off a cliff! Thankfully no one is judging you here. Go buy that book from the nearest bookstore and read it up in one go. So that’s off your bucket list then!
If you have kids and they are being a nuisance, or you just don’t have the energy anymore, most airports have quite a few baby rooms. Get some food and water, get to the nearest baby room, lock6 it from inside, in case it’s a single occupancy of course and let the kid go wild while you catch on a few zzz’s. You could also hand over an empty luggage trolley and let the kids play on and under it, push it all over the airport and tire themselves out so by the time they reach the aircraft they pass out and sleep all the way through! Win-win for both!
So there were some crazy ideas as to how to make that boring waiting period a little more interesting, what are your suggestions??