Boredom in the airport is one of the biggest complaints of travellers. Despite having ipods, dvds, latest best sellers, packs of chocolate candy, fun hand held devices- it is hard to find enough to do during an airport layover. At Houston airport, they’ve set up airport karoake to deal with this problem.
When I go to the airport, I usually where jeans and sneakers since I change planes and it can be a lot of walking. In my jeans pocket I put my license in the front pocket, print out from the internet, and also cash to get food during the day. Once I check in, I put my flight tickets in my other front pocket. I’m someone that likes to keep things close at hand and since I put my purse in my backpack, it is hard to get to my wallet. I usually bring a couple of apples and a healthy snack. I put in the front pocket of my backpack a ziplock bag that has my foundation makeup and vitamins for the day. Read more »
Whether you are sitting at the gate or on a long flight, occupying your mind will make the flight much more enjoyable. Though there was a Seinfeld episode where Elaine’s boyfriend was happy just staring at the back of the seat in front of him, most of us need more mental stimulation.
First of all, it’s always good to bring a book you’re in the middle of reading or wish to read. This needs to be planned of course, though there are bookstores now in many airports. Don’t just think of the top best sellers, but think of your own interests. Who was your favorite author in college and do you miss reading him? Have you heard a book recommended recently on the radio you’ve been wishing to get? Read more »