We all know the horrendous feeling that we can get – your flight gets delayed and you find yourself stuck in the airport. Sometimes you do not know if you can leave the airport because the flight might suddenly get undelayed, so what do you do to kill boredom? Luckily for you, there are tons of activities that you can do to entertain yourself. Here are some ideas that you can try to kill time at the airport.


Move Around

If you are going to be sitting on a plane for a few hours, you might as well stretch your muscles while waiting for your flight. You can feel groggy and disoriented if you sit around for too long, especially on the uncomfortable chairs at the airport. You can try talking a brisk walk around the airport for 20-30 minutes until you can board your flight to get your blood flowing and your muscles warm. This will let you fully relax and enjoy your flight when it is time to board.


If you have heard about getting compensation by the airline and think you are entitled to get compensation, you should find out. Lots of airlines will give you compensation for things like flight delays – but they are not required to tell you so you have to find out for yourself. You can learn more about what entitles you to flight compensation by checking out airclaim.com.

However, you might not have enough time to make a flight compensation claim while waiting at the airport – thankfully, you can claim compensation for flights that you have had within the last 3 years. You just have to make sure you are entitled to do so before you go ahead and get it. However if you find out that you are, you can get up to 600 euros for what happened to you.

Treat Yourself

You might as well relax while waiting for your flight. You can use the massage chairs at the airport and let yourself melt away until you feel satisfied. You can also browse the array of shops, especially duty free, because you might notice how much cheaper the items at the airport could be thanks to them being tax free! If you are not in a particular mood to spoil yourself, you can buy a few essentials from the shops before landing at your destination so you do not have to go out and buy the things that you need.

Get in the Lounge

If you do not have access to the airport lounge, you can actually buy it if you want to relax in comfort. The airport lounge is a lot quieter than the sitting areas of airports and they are a lot comfier too, so you can scroll through your phone or read a book while you sit in peace and comfort. While it might cost you a bit of cash to get access, it could be worth it if you know your flight is delayed for more than 2 hours.

Next time you want to kill time at the airport, do not fret – you can try any of the ideas above to make the time fly.