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How To Pass the Time While Waiting for A Delayed Flight

Dublin, Ireland - Dublin airport Terminal 1, multiple airplanes are being prepared on airfield for flights

It can be so frustrating to get to the airport on time, only to realize that your flight has been delayed.  Whether you are going away or coming home, you just want to get to where you are going without any hiccups.  However, you are in a place where there are a lot of amenities, so make the most of your flight delay by following these tips and making it a part of your holiday rather than a reason to get bored or frustrated.

Find A Bar

Most big airports have a bar, and this can be a good place to head while you wait for your flight to be called.  Have a relaxing drink and watch the planes taxi by. This will help you to de-stress and prepare for your journey.

Have A Meal

Wherever you are in the world, you will be able to find something to eat at the airport. Many food franchises are in airport departure lounges, as they know they will get a lot of business from people whose flights have been delayed.  This means that there are usually several food options to choose from. You may opt for a quick takeout if you think your delay will be short or treat yourself to a sit-down meal of several courses if you know your delay is going to be longer. This will save you getting from hungry later.

Acai bowl and pitaya dragonfruit smoothie healthy breakfast bowls young friends eating together. Couple man and woman eating sitting outside in park for lunch break. Closeup on food.

People Watch

You will see all sorts of people in airport departure lounges and they can be very interesting to watch.  Entertain yourself by imagining where they are going and what they are doing and create a back story for them.  This is great entertainment, and the time will pass quickly if you indulge your imagination.

Play Online Games

Visit the best online casino and try your luck at the slot machines or traditional casino games.  This is a thrilling way to entertain yourself while waiting for a delayed flight and it will be made even more exciting if you win.

Go Shopping

There are so many retail outlets in large airports you may wish your flight had been delayed for longer.  From food to fashion and many things in between, you will be spoilt for choice to spend some of the money you had earmarked for your holiday.  Even if you are broke at the end of a fabulous holiday, you can still treat yourself by going window shopping.

Plan Your Next Trip

If you enjoy traveling, this is a great time to start thinking about your next trip, as you will have a little time on your hands to think about where you might want to go.  Get inspired by the departures board and start organizing your next destination. This is a great thing to do if you are coming back from a great vacation, as it stops you from feeling depressed that your holiday is over.

Try these tips to alleviate the boredom of a delayed flight and enjoy your travels.

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Hi, my name is Samantha, Finance Managing Guru by day, Travel Blogging Enthusiast by... well... day too! Haha! Travelling King is the destination hotspot for the wannabe traveller! Showcasing affordable, luxurious getaways for the budget conscious! With the combination of my financial knowledge and travelling experiences I aim to show you, with a little planning, the right budget and a realistic goal you can fulfil your travel fantasies and explore the world whatever your budget or desires may be!