You know what it’s like at the airport. You’ve checked in, dropped your baggage, gone through security and presented your powered-up device, got your bearings and now you have one, two, three hours to kill. You’re saving your screen time for the flight so don’t want to surf. And you don’t want to eavesdrop on that fraught conversation that’s going on in the seat behind you. What to do?
Any one of these 50 diversions and distractions! At Milwaukee Airport you can play some ping-pong. At Dallas Fort Worth the Downward Dog is an idea. The airport has a yoga studio in the terminal.
Raleigh-Durham International in North Carolina, USA, has meditation rooms where you can connect with your best self.
If you want something more active and you’re flying out of Changi Airport in Singapore, you could do a few laps in its pool. There’s a hot tub there too.
Kuala Lumpur Airport in Malaysia boasts its own rainforest. A section of jungle was transplanted there. It’s like stepping into Narnia.
At Incheon Airport in South Korea, you can see a doctor, get your blood pressure checked and even have your teeth whitened.
Fancy a vaccination? That’s possible at many airports (although the travel expert in us recommends that you don’t leave a flu shot or yellow-fever vaccination this late).
So much for activity, what if you just want to look at cool stuff. Well… There a 31-foot-long, 10-feet-high Yangchuanosaurus at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. London Heathrow Terminal 5 has its own art gallery. Vancouver Airport in British Columbia, Canada, has an aquarium and jellyfish exhibit.
You could have a little bit of schadenfreude by looking at some of the items confiscated from travellers. Many airports display them. But don’t get caught out yourself! Read our travel tips on the cabin-baggage limits (the 100ml liquids rule).
50 things to do when you’re stuck at an airport:
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