10 Things to Do While Waiting for Your Flight
March 9, 2012
Traffic was light, parking was a breeze, you checked-in online and you got through passenger screening in record time; now you have some extra time to kill while waiting for your flight. Here’s our list of the top 10 things to do while waiting to board your flight at Winnipeg Richardson International Airport.
Ten- Write a bucket list. Do you have places you want to travel, cultures you want to experience or a new hobby you want to try? Write a bucket list of all the things you want to accomplish.
Nine- Update your status on Twitter or Facebook. If you have a smart phone, catch up with your friends and family on your favourite social networking sites. There’s free Wi-Fi at the terminal!
Eight- Watch a movie. Watch a DVD on your laptop or download your favourite shows directly to your tablet. Remember to plug in at one of the charging stations so you have plenty of power left for the flight.
Seven- Listen to a podcast. Download a podcast to catch up on your favourite radio and TV news, music and entertainment shows.
Six- Read a book. Whether you enjoy reading an actual book with pages, or you’ve made the transition to an e-reader, sitting down to read a good story is a great way to pass the time. If purchasing a book while at the airport, read this prior post to find about how you can save money.
Five- Network. Practice your networking skills by talking to fellow passengers. You never know who you’ll meet!
Four- People watch. The airport is full of people from around the globe. It’s a great place to see what people are wearing (many in Jets gear of late) and watch what they do to pass the time before their flight.
Three- Grab a bite to eat. Many carriers offer only small snacks aboard flights, so if you’ve got a hunger that won’t be satisfied by cookies or crackers, be sure to check out one of the many restaurants. In the domestic/international passenger boarding area you’ll find T.G.I. Friday’s, Upper Crust Bakery, Salisbury House, Gondola Pizza, Red Wok, Fuel Bar, Starbucks and Tim Horton’s. In the US passenger boarding area you’ll find a T.G.I. Friday’s and a Tim Horton’s. T.G.I. Friday’s and Fuel Bar offer alcoholic beverages for those 18 years old and up.
Two- Roam the departures concourse. Use your wait time to do a little exercise by walking around the departures concourse. Stretching your legs on a plane is a little tough to do, so take advantage of the time before your flight to limber up.
One- Plane spotting. If you’re in the domestic/international passenger boarding area, head down to gate 12 where you’ll have a great view of the airfield where you can watch planes land and takeoff.
What are your favourite things to do while waiting for a flight? Send us your comments.