If you are a travel enthusiast, you know by now that sometimes, layovers can eat up a big chunk of your travel time. This is not always a nuisance! With these tips, you can easily turn the situation around by using the time to do productive work!
- Know more about the airport.
If you know beforehand that your layover will last for several hours, it is a good idea to know what services or forms of entertainment the airport can provide. Spending your leftover waiting at the bench is a complete waste of time! Instead, explore the shops, the restaurants, or even theaters and museums located inside most airports. If you are traveling with kids, find out if they have a play area. Don’t worry about your luggage—airports usually have baggage counters where you can deposit your things safely while you go out and about.
- Find a Local Adventure
Sometimes, there are airports that allow you to go out during your layover. Find out if you can do this and if there are any local attractions situated near the airport. If you’re lucky, a local adventure could be waiting for you within the airport! For example, Incheon International Airport has a Jjim Jil Bang, or those gender-segregated bathhouses Korea is known for. Just make sure it won’t make you late for your next flight!
- Find out if there are VIP Perks
If there is nothing more you would like to do during your layover than to relax while waiting for your flight, you can try the VIP Lounges that most airports have. This is usually accessible to frequent flyers. If you are not one, inquire if you can apply as a member or if you can avail a day pass.
- Stretch those legs!
Whether it’s by shopping, people-watching, or simply exploring the airport, it’s also a nice idea to stretch your legs by going for a walk. Remember—you just got out of a short flight, and will soon be hauled in a longer flight so you might as well make the most of the time that you’re not stuck on an airplane seat!
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