A half an hour layover isn’t too bad. Most of us end up stretching our legs and exploring the airport a little before buying a few items to take onto the plane. For longer layovers spanning from 3 hours to even as long as 23 hours, things usually get a little trickier. Do we find a proper room to catch a few zzz’s? Then again, we can also choose to hunker down at an airport eatery and catch up on our work.
Whichever your choice of activity, there really is no right or wrong. The main thing is to be able to occupy your time productively and whenever possible, happily. Here are a few of our suggestions you can use for your next trip:
Some people immediately cringe at these two words but getting a workout at the airport during your layover doesn’t have to be overly tiring. It’s always good to stretch your legs after some time sitting down, and walking is usually good for that. However, instead of walking at your usual pace, you can try upping the intensity to a fast walk. Not only will you give your legs and body a good boost of adrenaline, you might even feel more refreshed and ready to take on the next activity.
Get Out and See the Sights
If you’ve seen one airport, you’ve more or less seen the rest. Rather than camping out on your bench or seat, you might want to consider getting out to the town or city to explore your surroundings. It’s advisable to only go out if you have sufficient time (6 or more hours) since you wouldn’t want to miss your flight, so do take into consideration the traffic conditions and waiting lines before you venture out.
Bring a Game Along
You know those magnetic pocket games from way back? Well, we definitely have a lot more game options nowadays to occupy our time with. If you’re traveling with a friend or in a group, you can definitely fit in some recreational time during your layover. For those who don’t mind walking up to a stranger and inviting them for a board or card game, you should definitely attempt to do so on your next flight layover.
Chat with a Random Person
Some people might find it a little weird to be approached by a complete stranger for a conversation, but it’s not entirely unusual. If you’re up for a chat invitation, you might actually be able to make a new friend. At the very least, you’ll get a chance to pass the time and learn something new about another person. During long layovers, you can even end up bonding and building a friendship that will last for years to come.
Bring Your Work
There’s really nothing wrong with bringing your work along with you unless you’re going away to de-stress. Depending on the airport and available eateries, you might be able to score a comfortable spot to quietly catch up on work matters. If you’re going on a business trip, you can also use the time to prepare yourself if you’re going to a meeting directly after you touch down.
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