. How to Pass Time While At An Airport |

Sep 26 2012

Things To Do While Delayed At An Airport

Published by at 9:00 am under Editorial

It’s one of the most miserable feelings in the world – Being stranded in an airport. Sure, you’ve been up since five in the morning, and just got that eight o’clock flight delayed, but instead of just sitting around, get after it.

Are we writing this article because we’re actually delayed in an airport? Obviously. So while we sit here and work, we’re really upset we can’t do some of the things we’d rather be doing.

So besides being pissed off at everyone who’s giving zero answers at the Help Desk, or cussing out other passengers who are asking way too many questions about why they aren’t on a flight, you can actually find some sh*t to do to waste time. And though you’re a little restricted on where to go or what to do, it doesn’t mean you can’t have some fun.


Ding! Ding! This is the ultimate winner. It may not be like rounding-up a crew of your buddies to get sloshed before heading out on the town, but who doesn’t like alcohol? Drink. Mingle. See what happens. At the very least, ease your mind and relax a little. Lord knows you need it after the expletive-filled rant you just had in front of everyone.


It might be the last thing you want to do after stubbornly staying at the Black Jack table a bit too long, costing you $200, but why do you think chick’s do it so often? It’s surprisingly relieving, and acts as a reminder to grab one last gift for your girlfriend before you jet out – since you completely forgot to while actually on vacation.


It’s not easy, trust us, but if you’re smart, you’ve already come prepared with some sort of drug to help knock your ass out. But if not, we’d recommend tossing on some headphones and just letting the music do the work. Remember to be cautious though, we’ve pulled this move before and actually almost missed our flight after being at the gate for nearly four hours. It’s high risk, but is comes with a high reward.

Watch Movies

Everyone travels with a lap top or smartphone these days, so for you to sit there like it’s f*cking 1980 without any entertainment is completely ridiculous. We’ve heard of people using sites like Hulu or the app Crackle, but what good is watching half a movie, then having to pick it up once you get another internet connection? Don’t even think about folding over $15 for a couple hours of Wifi. If it’s not free, find something else to do.

People Watch

Some of the craziest people are in airports. So whether it’s some super-hot chick that you can really hope to sit next to (keep dreaming), or an overly stressed Dad traveling with his family, their freaking out is your entertainment. Notice how everyone thinks they’re the most important person in the entire airport, and just sit back and laugh at how they’re complaining won’t get them anywhere. It’s actually pretty amusing.

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