If you find it frustrating waiting for delayed flights, simply continue reading to discover a few fun ways to cope with airport delays and to fight off boredom.
Fun ways to cope with airport delays:
- Download a variety of ebooks to read in the departure lounge
If you don’t want to pay a premium to purchase a hard copy book from your departure lounge’s bookstore, it’s well worth downloading a variety of ebooks to your smartphone or tablet, well in advance of your trip. That way when you’re told that your flight is delayed you’ll be able to choose a book which suits the mood you’re in. As an example, you may be in the mood to read a thriller or to read a biography about an inspiring individual whose success you’d like to emulate.
- Kill extra time by visiting an online casino
As most airports offer free WiFi, it’s well worth making the most of the free WiFi on offer by visiting online casino sites on your smartphone, in the hopes of winning a little extra travel money. As an example, if you’re a skilled poker player, you’ll be able to take on a wide variety of international players, from your seat in an airport departure lounge.
Alternatively, if you’re more interested in playing a game which requires little concentration, you may want to play your favorite slot machine games instead. Especially if you’re feeling lucky!
- Place an online bet on an upcoming sports game
If you’re a sports fan you can also use any spare time up your sleeve to place sports bets on upcoming sports matches, which you believe you can accurately predict the outcome of.
- Research fun activities, attractions, and eateries at your destination
Why not get a head start on your travel planning, by using your free time to look up fun activities, attractions, and eateries at your next destination. That way when your plane touches down in a new city, you’ll already have a fair idea of the attractions and eateries which you’d like to visit on your whirlwind trip.
- Buy a few duty-free gifts for your friends and family members upcoming birthdays
If you often leave it to the last minute in order to purchase gifts for your loved ones, why not shop around for a few birthday or Christmas gifts for your loved ones? As most airports offer a wide variety of shops all of which offer unbeatable duty-free prices on a multitude of different goods. Some examples of gifts which you may want to browse include perfume and cologne, alcohol, jewelry, makeup, and electrical goods.
- Leave reviews for hotels, eateries, and attractions which you’ve visited for other travelers on a travel review site
As an example, if you had the time of your life at a particular bar, you may want to consider leaving a glowing review for the bar in question on TripAdvisor or Yelp, in order to help out your fellow travelers. As a bit of a bonus, some businesses reach out to individuals who leave positive reviews in order to offer free gift vouchers to be used on a future visit.
If you keep the six tips in mind, next time your flight is delayed you’ll easily be able to fight off boredom!