7 things to do while waiting at an airport

Who likes to be in a airport waiting because of a delayed flight? To nobody! However, you can make that wait shorter by taking it easy and trying to avoid what sometimes seems inevitable: looking at the clock.

In this article I am going to mention some of the plans that may be within your reach. Some are pretty obvious, but others not so obvious, so take note.


There are those who take advantage of delays to indulge themselves. A cologne, clothing, souvenirs ... Any excuse is good to shop around the Duty free from an airport. Of course, keep in mind that not all airports are equally prepared. There are some with very little supply, and there are also some for sale up to gold bars, as is the case in Dubai. It shows that there is money ...


It is nothing new that eating kills boredom. Plus, it's also a good nerves resource, so you're likely to end up in a coffee shop enjoying ice cream while your flight is still in the air, and not literally.

Practicing sport

The most athletes do not have to wait sitting. They can move their bodies practicing sports of all kinds, although here you also have to look at the airport in question. In Munich, for example, there is a kind of wave that tests the talent of surfers, while in Hong Kong you can ice skating and in Doha you can swim in a pool. A more relaxed plan is the one they propose in San Francisco, where you can practice yoga to expel nerves, leaving your mind blank.

Relax and make yourself handsome

It is not what one is thinking when going to an airport, but the truth is that in some you can go to the hairdresser, get your nails ready or enjoy a massage (at Singapore airport there are free massage chairs). In Helsinki, they also have swimming pools and even a sauna, while in Tokyo what they offer is a pure oxygen bar with the fragrance you want, as it apparently helps combat the effects of jet lag.


This is the plan that one usually resorts to when the delay has occurred at night and you know it will go long. Either you take a nap or you die of boredom. Of course, it is necessary to set an alarm, since otherwise we run the risk of falling asleep when the boarding gate closes.

To converse

If you have energy and travel accompanied, the best thing you can do is share anecdotes with that person or those people who have also been affected by the delay. It is likely that there will come a point where you do not know what to say, so that of talking, unless you are one of those who roll up like a blind, is not a plan that usually works for hours and hours.

Enjoy the airport

As you have seen, airports offer all kinds of experiences that often catch us by surprise. In addition, there are also temporary exhibitions, as in Heathrow (London), and even an IMAX 4D cinema like the one in Hong Kong. It's a matter of be patient and take it with philosophy to take advantage of a delay that doesn't have to be a waste of time, don't you think?

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