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If you travel by air, you may be quite familiar with flight delays. When you’re stuck at the airport waiting for your flight to board, the time can pass by slowly. To avoid being bored for hours on end at the airport, try these four tips to help you make the most of a delayed flight.

Catch Up on Emails

If your flight is delayed, this is the ideal time to catch up on unread messages and respond to them. Don’t forget to pack your charger or portable battery in your carry-on, you don’t want to be stuck with a dead battery for the remainder of your travels.

Enjoy a Meal

Airports have gotten a bad reputation over the years of the quality of food available. Many offer only fast-food options. While your in-flight meals may also not be the best quality, you might be able to find a gem of a restaurant in some airports. Here are a few favorites:

Seattle (Sea-Tac) Beechers Handmade Cheese

From “World’s Best” macaroni and cheese to a delicious grilled cheese melted to perfection. You can even order off their mobile app!

San Francisco (SFO)

Farmerbrown In the mood for some soul-food? You’ll definitely want to check this spot out. From gumbo, chicken & waffles to cajun jumbalaya. You won’t be disappointed.

Los Angeles (LAX) Trejo’s Tacos

Who doesn’t love tacos? Trejo’s tacos offer shrimp, asada and even chicken with a few vegan options available too!! Not much of a taco person though? They offer bowls and burritos too!

You might as well enjoy a good meal while you have time because who knows when you’ll get your next meal.

Relax in an Airline Lounge

Depending on your credit card, you may have access to a variety of airport lounges when you travel. If your credit card includes airport lounge benefits, then a flight delay is the perfect chance to exercise them! Make sure to read the terms and conditions of your credit cards to see if this is a benefit included in your cardholder perks. Amenities often include:

  • Wi-Fi access
  • Complimentary food and beverage (including alcohol!)
  • Shower facilities
  • Comfortable spaces to work or relax
  • Guest privileges
  • Charging stations & outlets
  • Quiet rooms

Book Your Airport Transportation

A flight delay is an ideal time to make a few phone calls and arrange your ground transportation. Have you thought about how you’ll get to your hotel once you arrive at your destination? Or how you will get home from the airport after your return trip? If you have been in the habit of hailing a taxi or Uber, you might consider hiring a car service or renting a limousine. You’ll skip the waiting in lines and get a private ride to your destination. Ecko Worldwide Transportation offers great airport transfer rates in every city in the world. We will drop you off at the airport and pick you back up when you return!

No one enjoys a flight delay, especially if you’re running behind schedule or trying to make an appointment. However, you can make good use of your time by cleaning out your email inbox, relaxing in an airport lounge, or trying the flavors of a local restaurant with a location in the airport. If you take advantage of these tips, you may find yourself enjoying your flight delay!