Long airport layovers often take place either by accident or on purpose and in order to survive them you are going to need to be prepared. Sometimes you can get far cheaper flights if you opt to go with different airlines and connect in various airports around the World, often these layovers can be very long and you must ensure that you have enough to do whilst you wait. Other times you may be forced into a long layover through a delayed or cancelled flight and you should be prepared for the worst. Let’s take a look at a few ways in which you can prepare for layover survival.
Games and Fun
I love playing games on my tablet and my smartphone but invariably there are more important things to do and I can’t dedicate too much time to playing. During a layover however there is little else to do and it is the perfect time to play some games on your device. Most large airports around the World have internet connections and you can play online games or even have a little flutter on sites like mansion88 where you might even make some money whilst you wait!
Movies and TV Shows
A layover is the perfect time to sit back and relax with a movie or a TV series and if you plan ahead well, you can download this kind of study to your device or your laptop. If you are a member of services like Netflix then you will be able to download movies and TV shows to watch offline or you could even purchase some from somewhere like iTunes before you go. If you are planning on downloading a movie then look for a long one like Lord of the Rings in order to keep you well occupied during your wait.
Whatever you do during your preparation to leave the house, ensure that you have got all of the chargers for your phones, computers and tablets as well as the right adaptor for the countries which you are going to be in. Your tech is what will save you from boredom in most cases and you need to be able to juice it up whilst you are waiting in the airport.
Most large airports are more like shopping centers these days and a layover can give you the chance to do some good, old-fashioned retail therapy. Aside from the standard Duty Free shops where you can fill up on perfumes, beauty products or gadgets, you will also find a huge amount of high street brands on offer throughout the airports and many of them even have airport-only offers which means that you can snap up some great bargains.