9 Things To Do During Your Next Layover

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Ugh, layovers, amirite? Usually a waste of a few hours (sometimes a whole day!), I have some ideas about how to spend the time. Take a look through this list next time you’re facing the boredom of a long layover in a random airport!

1. Get a Massage

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Find a spa and massage away your anger at that screaming toddler from your last flight. They also will do manicures, pedicures, everything you’d expect at a spa from home!

2. Charge Electronics

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Nothing worse than planning to listen to music on the next flight and having your phone die. Play the ‘fun’ game of finding an open outlet and make sure you’re juiced up!

3. Grab a Bite

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My favorite way to spend a layover? Finding some good grub. This can take skill, or it can just take spotting the nearest food option, up to you.

4. People Watch

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I always have grand plans to get work done or be productive in some way, but instead I just sit around watching everyone else.

5. Catch Up on Podcasts

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I’ve got over 35 hours of podcasts waiting for me, now is as good a time as any to get through them.

6. Shopping

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Especially if you forgot to pick up souvenirs for the fam. Don’t forget it’s now or never with duty-free shopping!

7. Lounge Pass

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Upgrade yourself to the lounge, they’ve got snacks in there! Also a great place for #9.

8. Take a Mini-Trip

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If it’s a long layover, visit the city! Just make sure to give yourself time to get back and get through security again.

9. Nap

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Bonus if you can find a hotel or sleep pod instead of a bench.

What else do you normally do during your layovers? Tell us in the comments!