Well…it is not a HUGE surprise that when I was traveling around the last two weeks I was delayed several times. It is pretty boring to be delayed…and you cannot go far from the gate because the airlines can cancel a delay just as fast as they delayed the flight in the first place. What can you do to pass time?
First, don’t go far…I have actually missed a delayed, then on time flight. They won’t look for you for very long. Second…take a trip to the bathroom. If your flight was going to be delayed it will likely lose it’s place in line…you may sit on the ground loaded awaiting takeoff for a while. Third…water, water, water. Get a drink of water…I bring a refillable bottle and fill it as soon as it is through security. In most airports there is a bottle filling station just past security, usually a TSA agent can tell you where it is.
Cheap things to buy at an airport? You can usually pick up a cheap magazine or newspaper. Also, you can look for a ½ price books at some larger airports, there is a nationwide book exchange at stores called Paradise Shops. You can read and return books for a ½ price refund. Then the used books are sold at a discount as well.
Enjoy your delay…Nancy Ann