Airport Survival Kit

Wednesday, March 11, 2015 | Stamp in My Passport| , |

Wednesday, March 11, 2015

At some point in your life you will experience a flight delay or cancellation. Be it mother nature or the airlines who constantly overbook flights, you will face hours in an airport terminal left with the task of entertaining yourself for hours on end. 

For the lucky ones, you will catch the next flight of the day and make it to your destination, or will be put up in one of the classy airport hotels. And those of you whose luck has run out, you will put all of your Girl Scout training to good use and fashion a cot out of a bench of seats.

Whether you are spending an extended layover in the terminal or if the Departures board is filled with cancellations, here are a few of my must have items to pass the time. Because we all know they inflate the prices of books, magazines, gum and Advil in the airport because they know you have no where to buy life's necessities. 

Mine includes a lip balm/cuticle salve, phone charger, refillable water bottle, back issues of magazines I've been meaning to read, snacks (luna bars are the best!), a laptop filled with movies and my Starbucks gold card (because if you must pay $5 for a latte, you might as well get rewards for it; or better yet, save your free drink for when you are in the airport!)

And if you tire of people watching, here are 101 things to do to fill your time. Some of them are pretty hilarious and only for those with an adventurous spirit. 


Amanda Greer said...

Yes to this! I've had my fair share of long layovers and overpriced bottles of water!

Chelsea said...

Such a good list of things--especially the charger!

Jess said...

I used to have a mophie case and need to get a new portable charger. Or else you are stuck fighting with the crowds by the outlets!

Jess said...

Haven't we all! I love that some now have easy water fountains to refill your bottle.

Caroline @ TheCollegeCosmo said...

Great list! I have bad luck when it comes to flight delays, and usually I'm prepared, but there have been a few times when I have absolutely nothing to do and it's just the worst.

Jess said...

it really is. and then you find yourself in the gift shop buying tshirts, mugs and magnets from your layover destination and later thinking "I'VE NEVER ACTUALLY BEEN TO THIS CITY BEFORE!"