July 15, 2024

Alex o'Loughlin

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Try These Activities at the Airport While Waiting for Flight Delay

Here's What to Do When You're Waiting for a Delayed Flight

You must be upset when informed that the flight you’re going to be on has been delayed. Already in a hurry to the airport but ended up having to wait quite a long time.

If you are in this position, don’t be upset for too long because there are many ways to “enjoy” it. If you sit pensively for hours waiting for information, it’s indeed more boring. Try these tips so that your waiting period feels a little better. 

Airport Walk

Exploring the airport is the main activity you can do while waiting for a delay. If the delay takes up to hours, you can freely explore the airport, especially in a huge airport like Singapore or Dubai. You can look around the park for souvenirs, get to know fellow passengers, and more.

Enjoy Outside of the Airport

This condition applies only when your flight is delayed for a long time. Especially if you are in transit for a few hours, you can take a walk outside the airport. For example, at Yogyakarta Adisucipto airport, you can leave for a while to go to Prambanan Temple, which is quite close to the airport. Looking for cheap souvenirs outside the airport can be fun too.

Exchange Money

If you go abroad, remember to exchange your money to the currency rp of the country you are going to. For example, dollars, euros, won, baht, etc. Look for a money changer around the airport so you can walk longer. Just exchange a small amount of money to prevent wasting it when shopping in other countries. So swap out enough and stash it someplace safe in your bag.

Culinary Tour

Usually, culinary tourism is a mandatory activity when arriving at the destination city. For example, when in Lombok, you can take a culinary tour to Gili Meno restaurant to enjoy delicious Taliwang chicken. But, this time, do a culinary tour at the airport. Sometimes the price is higher. So choose a menu that is worth paying at a higher price. If your flight provides lunch or dinner, you can take a culinary tour at the airport to find snacks or soft drinks instead so you won’t be too full.

Watching movies

Already have a watch list but haven’t had the chance to watch it yet? Time to do it at the airport while waiting for the plane. Find a convenient location close to a power outlet so that when your gadget’s battery runs out, you can charge it immediately. You can use airport wifi, data packages, or the wifi modem you brought with you. The important thing is that the connection is good and fast. After that, watch comfortably and safely. Not bad, you know, at least you’ve spent two hours at the airport watching a movie.