How to kill time at the airport during a long layover


woman waiting at the airport

*Guest post

Are you on your way to see a childhood friend and are stuck at the airport looking for things to do? Perhaps going to go visit some family abroad or maybe you are simply going on that holiday that you so desperately needed, and are now searching Google for ways to kill time during a long layover.

Either way, I can help. With the help of Aviation Spares ground support equipment business, who have over 30 years of experience within the aviation industry, I’ve put together some of the best ways to make time fly by when you are waiting at the airport.

Enjoy free airport activities.

Have an underwater experience when you visit Vancouver Airport by discovering the Vancouver Aquarium, which houses more than 70,000 animals. If you find yourself in Tokyo’s Haneda Airport, enjoy an out-of-this-world drink at the Starry Café, a planetarium café where you can drink space-inspired cocktails under the stars.

Stretch your legs.

It will be good to take a stroll down the airport to stretch your muscles before or after a long flight. If you want to take it a step further, don’t just walk-run, row, or cycle at one of the many airport gyms around the world.

Feeling stressed? Pet a pig.

San Francisco International Airport has the world’s first airport therapy pig, who helps reduce travel stress or simply cheer up travelers’ day. Plenty of other airports have airport therapy animals, from cats and dogs to miniature horses and even goats. Denver International Airport even had goat yoga at one point!

Make new friends.

If you are on your own and feeling a bit bored, why not chat to the travelers near you? Maybe they are feeling the same way, and then, you can both share travel stories together. It could be the beginning of a great friendship, who knows?

Go on a city tour.

As Fashion and Style Police mention in her article, “If you have a long layover and you’re close enough to the city center, why not go for a day trip?” Some airports have easy access to the city via train or other public transports, so hop on and explore somewhere new.

Take advantage of free wifi.

If you’ve done all of the above and still have time to spare, enjoy the airport’s wifi and watch shows or films on Netflix. Don’t forget to download some to watch on the flight!

What are some of your favorite ways to pass time at the airport?

This article was written by Carolina Neves, lead copywriter at Ad Lab, website design agency in London. She loves to write about all things travel and lifestyle. You might find her doing goat yoga at Denver Airport, or at least she will be dreaming that she could be there.

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