How to pass the time during a flight delay
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One of the last things you want to hear when you’re travelling is: Your flight is delayed. However, it’s part of air travel. Flight delays happen all the time, and when they do, all you can do is hope that it’s a short delay and that your flight isn't cancelled.
Being stuck at the airport can be boring, and if you travel regularly, you have probably experienced a delay or two. The key is to anticipate delays. Frequent flyers know that the odds of a delay are good, and they make sure they are ready for delays by bringing things with them to pass the time.
As soon as you find out about your flight delay, go directly to your gate and talk with an airline attendant to learn more about it. Ask the attendant about:
Knowing this information allows you to plan accordingly. If it’s a short delay, you will probably stick around by the gate and wait, but if you have hours to go, you may want to grab a bite to eat and explore the airport. You don’t want to be misinformed and miss the boarding of your flight when it’s ready to depart.
Here are 10 things you can do to pass the time during a delay:
What you choose to do during a flight delay can make or break the experience. Rather than brooding about the delay and being in a bad mood, focus on how you will pass the time.