Walk the entire concourses A, B, C, D, and whatever other letters they have. Field tests show this can take from 40 minutes to 2 hours.
9. Watch kids.
Watch kids be delighted by underground tunnels, fountains, and other arty features.
Kid dancing in an airport from karindalziel on Vimeo.
(Music by: ccmixter.org/media/files/oldDog/11739.)
Find the cheapest place possible to eat. This can be accomplished in conjunction with #10 above. Often, your best best is Taco Bell or Burger King.
(Image by jp_tech_girl.)
7. Shop, don't buy.
Scour gift shops for very specific mementos. If you find said memento, take a picture rather than buying it.
If you are lucky enough to be stuck in an airport with a train or some other people moving device, ride it for the full length of the journey.
Do an interpretive dance in the tunnel (which will usually feature new age-y music). (Note, this tip has not been tested.)
Find a jungle gym type place and practice spinning on bars. (Note, This tip has not been tested either. The security guards were giving me weird looks.)
Watch a fountain and try to find a track on your mp3 player that matches.
Fountains from karindalziel on Vimeo.
(Music by: ccmixter.org/media/files/DJ_Rkod/11554.)
2. People watch.
People watch - pay attention to footwear.
(Photos, clockwise from top left, by logic vs love
, Ian Broyles
, and Ginger nut
Make a list of things to do in an airport when you're bored.
Created September 4, 2007, last updated September 25, 2007.
Airplane photo by Mrs. Jolanda
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