Fun things to do at an Airport during an Extended Layover
The events of the last few weeks stimulated this newsletter. “What do I do when I get to the airport early and quickly to my gate?” “What do I do when I have a long layover?” Now I strongly recommend a long rather than short layover. Rather have you wait than miss!
So what do I do? Some say I read a book, but there are lots of options. First you can get some exercise. Walk.. Most of the airports have long terminals to walk. Some airports and airline lounges even have a fitness center. Or sit down and do a few yoga movements.
Go to a Spa. Often there are day spas nestled inside the airport. A massage, facial or pedicure can be fun.
Of course get a Meal. Airports may not have the best meals but if you check around you may find a gem. Boston’s Logan terminal A has a Legal Seafood, some of the best fish in the area.
Shopping is always available. There are more than t-shirts and books at the airports these days. There is jewelry, electronic gadgets, cosmetics and fine clothing. Treat yourself, someone with a surprise.
Then there are things to do at the airport. Some have a putting green, a museum, or a hotel in the airport for a day sleep!
Someone recently asked me ‘what am I to do in Houston with an eight hour layover?’ It is amazing how quickly the time goes. Visit some of the art around the airport and enjoy a great southern meal. I usually do not recommend departing an airport. But I have with long long layovers. The Space Center might be a fun experience.
Just because the airlines indicate it is a legal connection, does not mean you will make the connection. All one needs is a 10 minute delay and a long distance to the gate. It happened to me in Dallas years ago. Just remember longer is better than shorter; whether arriving extra early or a long connect between planes.
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