6 Ways To Fight Boredom At The Airport
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6 Ways To Fight Travel Delay Boredom

Maybe try doing one of those choreographed routines on the moving walkways?

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6 Ways To Fight Travel Delay Boredom

Summer vacation is a time to relax, have fun, and travel! But with travel inevitably comes travel delays. In fact, as I write this article, I am sitting on the floor of LAX after waking up at 3:30 a.m., fueled only by a Venti cold brew, while my flight is delayed for an indeterminate amount of time. Luckily for me, and any other people who may encounter travel delays, there are plenty of activities to keep you occupied if you get stuck in an airport.

1. Get some work done

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Since it is summer, you may not actually have any school work to take care of, but you could catch up on emails and texts you may have fallen behind on or, in my case, write an article. It's not the most exciting or adventurous course of action to take, but it's definitely a productive use of your time.

2. People watch

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You can find some pretty interesting people if you just sit back and observe your surroundings. Also, you might even spot a celebrity! Especially at LAX, which is one of the best places to spot celebrities period. Once, I was on the same plane as the cast of "Impractical Jokers" while they were on their way to San Diego Comic Con. Not exactly an A-List sighting but definitely more exciting than nothing.

3. Explore the terminal

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Airport terminals are literally made for hanging out between flights, so don't be afraid to explore. While exploring at LAX, I have found a $25 bag of M&Ms that I'm positive I could've bought for $5 at the drug store and a whole storefront devoted to Spanx, and I haven't even walked the whole terminal yet.

4. Eat

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Eat your own snacks. Find a cool snack you haven't had before. If you have enough time, grab a meal at a restaurant inside the terminal. Why not? Plane food can be gross so don't chance it.

5. Get your cardio in

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Just walk around! You're gonna be in a confined space where walking around is difficult, so get it out of the way while you can!

6. Research the place you're headed to

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Figure out some must-see attractions or highly rated restaurants that you want to scope out when you get wherever you're going. If the delay occurs while you're heading home, then maybe take this time to edit and post some pictures of your latest adventure.

7. Sleep

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Sleeping on planes can be challenging and uncomfortable, so catch some Zs while you're delayed. Just make sure you wake up in time to get on board when it's time.

Next time you find yourself stranded in an airport, hopefully you'll be able to find a way to pass the time before embarking on your next adventure. Bon voyage and happy trails!

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