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Lisa Waugh
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Ah, passing time at airports. There’s an art to it. If you come prepared, your time in the airport won’t be as terrible as waiting around can sometimes be. Depending on what you’re traveling for, and how long you have between flights, you can load up your down time with many activities that will make the time fly.  
 
Pro travelers who know how to kill time at the airport are probably less stressed than the people around them. They’re relaxed and ready to go with the flow, realizing that they are at the mercy of the unique environment that is the airport.  
 
Any family or friends you haven't spoken to in a while? Your mom, your aunt, your best friend from college? Give them a call. You can also get caught up on work calls and leave messages.  
 
Try a new podcast! There are a ton of excellent podcasts that will pull you in. You can listen to podcasts in a bar, in a restaurant, or while you’re sitting on the floor enjoying a Cinnabon. Just make sure to sit near an outlet because rolling that much data will drain your phone. But if you bring a second device for this purpose, you’re set.
 
Have restless kids? Make up an airport scavenger hunt. Plant treats and silly items around the terminal and make use of the time, tiring out those little ones so they’ll sleep on the plane. Or, have story time. If you travel a lot, stock up on used books; they don’t need power, you can read through take off and landing, and it’s not a big deal if you leave them behind for another traveler.  
 
Upvote your favorite airport activities and add any other great ways to enjoy passing time at airports. What are you tips on how to kill time at the airport? Share your wisdom with your fellow travelers!

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Read a Book is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
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Play the Celebrity Look-a-Like... is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
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Have Story Time with the Kids is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
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Play Cards with a Stranger is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
Play Cards with a Stranger

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Spot Celebrities

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Get Your Shoes Shined

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Invent a New Drink with the Ba... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
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Take Full Advantage of the Kid... is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
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Do a Scavenger Hunt is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
Do a Scavenger Hunt

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Play Group Games (but Be Polit... is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time at the Airport
Play Group Games (but Be Polite About It)

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