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Tips for Surviving Your Next Long Layover

January 31, 2019
Essential Tips Will Make Air Travel Smooth And Stress-Free

If you consider yourself an avid traveler, you know how a long layover is sometimes just unavoidable. If you've ever found yourself in an airport with more than a few hours to kill, know that there are a few options to make the time fly. Read on to find out the best ways to survive a lengthy layover.


See The City
Consider taking a short tour of the nearest city. Store your luggage at the airport and take advantage of the time you have in a new location. Check out a famous local restaurant, museum, art exhibit, city market or historical landmark. Some quick research from your phone on the city's Visitors Bureau website will help guide you in the right direction of can't-miss attractions and activities.

Enjoy A Meal
When was the last time you were able to just sit down and enjoy a meal with absolutely no rush to leave? Many airports have a lot of great restaurants and bars and some even have options that are local to the city you are in. A layover gives you the luxury of being able to slowly enjoy a local meal (and perhaps an adult beverage) without having to finish quickly and run to your gate.

Exercise
Ever step off a plane and feel a bit stiff? Take a stretch and walk the terminals in the airport. Check out your airport's website to see if they offer dedicated yoga or fitness areas. The San Francisco International Airport offers two fee-free yoga rooms.

Explore The Airport
Perhaps you forgot to get that one friend a gift from your timeshare vacation, or you're in need of a pedicure, or your shoes need a good shining. Take advantage of your layover to check out all the shops and services the airport has to offer. For those stressed-out travelers, most airports offer massage services. Take advantage of these services while waiting for your next flight!

Visit The Airport Lounge
If you don't have enough time to leave the airport, get a Priority Pass Select for access to over 1,000 airport lounges around the world. Featuring plush seats for relaxing, showers, plenty of outlets for charging electronics, beverages, and food; airport lounges are a great place to spend your layover.

For more information on how to make the most of your layover, check out these articles by Smarter Travel and Travel Pulse.

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