Ways to kill time at the airport
Go for some food -
You'll probably be hungry at some point, so treat yourself to a nice meal or a delicious sandwich at least.
People watch -
There's no better place to people watch than an airport, especially with plenty of people passing through every day.
Listen to music or a podcast - There's nothing like listening to music or a good podcast, especially when you have so much time to kill.
Go shopping -
Shopping at the airport can get expensive, but there are a great variety of shops to browse.
Get social - Airports are one of the best places to do so since there are strangers from all over the world.
Sort out your travel photos -
Who doesn't love a good holiday photo? Take your time while waiting to sort them out and decide which one has potential to go on social media.
Take a walk -
Airports tend to be big with many terminals, shops, and areas to discover. Use your time to walk around and check out what's there to see.
If you love airplanes, spend some time gazing out at the runway, watching the planes take off and land.
Write in a diary or journal -
If you enjoy writing, keeping a diary for your travels is a great way to capture thoughts, ideas, and memories.
Discover other airport facilities -
When you've got time on your hand, it's definitely worth checking out what other facilities they have.
Surf social media -
Social media can be all-consuming, making you feel like you're wasting your time. But during a long wait at the airport, it can be your entertainment.
Get your shoes shined -
It's quite common to find shoe shining stands at major airports, especially in cities with big business hubs.
Play games on your phone -
There are a lot of games available on different app stores for you to download. Playing them will make the time go by quickly.
Call a loved one -
Keeping your loved ones informed during your travels is important to let them know that you're safe and sound.
Brush up on your language skills - With all this time, bring a language book or use an app on your phone to learn some key phrases in the language of your destination.
Get a massage -
Whether you've had an active holiday, or you've been sitting on a long flight, travelling can take a toll on your body.
Play cards -
Bring a deck of playing cards, or buy one at the airport. You can fill in some time by playing single player card games like solitaire.