It can happen to anyone. A flight delay, a missed connection, or simply a long layover is a part of modern air travel. While the lucky ones will receive accommodations or lodging during this sometimes tumultuous time, most will have to figure out how to occupy their time. I spoke with FlightHub, an online travel agency based in North America, about what you should do if you need to fill your time at the airport. FlightHub reviews not only the best destinations to visit, but also great travel hacks and tips to make your trip as enjoyable as possible.
The first thing FlightHub recommends is trying to be active. Depending on equipment on hand and fitness level this can range greatly from person to person. From taking periodic walks, to finding a place to do some yoga or other quiet physical activity, keeping yourself active can both help you feel better, but also prep your body for long flights as workouts help your muscles stay loose before you subject yourself to several houses of sedentary sitting at high altitude.
This depends entirely on your time on the ground. Many airports are located near public transit infrastructure, making it possible for you to head out and explore. You will need to have confidence in your ability to be on time and gauge your timing to make sure you maximize both your fun outside the airport, and your timeliness at it.
Many associate sleeping at the airport to sleeping on the street. Well, guess what. It’s totally acceptable to catch some zzz’s at the airport according to FlightHub. Stretch out on some benches, prop your carry-on behind your head, and go to dreamland before you hop back on your next flight. Of course, you will need to set as many alarms as possible because the last thing you need to deal with is sleeping through your connecting flight.
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