How To Stay Entertained At The Airport

March 29, 2021

We have all encountered the boredom of waiting for our flights at the airport, sitting there with other travelers as we eagerly await to head to our foreign destination, or sitting there quietly, wishing we were not returning to the monotony of our everyday lives. And sadly, there is also the high chance of experiencing delayed flights that can see us sitting in the airport for a few more hours than originally planned. How can you counter such boredom when airports are typically limited when it comes to fun activities? Here are a few fun ideas to keep you entertained at the airport as your wait for your next flight:

1. Play Games On Your Phone

Nowadays, there is unlimited potential on your smart phones. We can surf the internet, play games online or through apps, watch movies and even video call our friends and family members. Therefore, make sure you have charged your phone fully, packed a charger (you may need to find a plug or charging dock), and a pair of comfortable headphones (you will not want to wear a pair of headphones that hurt your ears for too long). 

Games you could play include Genshin Impact (which is a PC/console game that is also optimised for mobile); however, you could also make life a little bit more exciting and play some Unibet casino games online. Before you know it, you will have spent a few hours playing the best mobile games around so far, and you will hear your flight being called forward for boarding!

2. Buy A Book

It is always wise to pack a few books when you go on holiday as this is the perfect time for you to read and enjoy a few of your favourite fictional characters. But if you are a fast reader and a bookworm, then you may find yourself without a book when it comes to waiting at the airport for your flight home. Luckily, most airports have numerous bookshops for you to explore (which, in itself, can be an exciting and fun activity to do at an airport). 

Head to a few booksellers in the airport and look for a book that could keep you occupied during the wait (and the flight!). If it is a book that you end up becoming invested in, it may also be something you continue to read once the flight has landed and you are back at home.

3. Walk Around The Shops

There are many stores found in an airport, and you may find that the country you are currently in has some interesting items or store concepts for you to explore. You can spend your time at the airport looking at the variety of stores available to you, and if you have the time, money, and appetite, this can be the perfect time to treat yourself to some tasty snacks. Here is a fun list of the best and most interesting airports in the world.

Rather than let a long wait for a flight sour your mood, look for ways to keep yourself entertained instead. You can do this by playing games on your smart phone, finding a book, or even locating a comfortable play to plug in your headphones and listen to music. Either way, make sure you feel safe, cosy, and free from stress. 

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Andi Perullo de Ledesma

I am Andi Perullo de Ledesma, a Chinese Medicine Doctor and Travel Photojournalist in Charlotte, NC. I am also wife to Lucas and mother to Joaquín. Follow us as we explore life and the world one beautiful adventure at a time.

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