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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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I, too, like to visit with other traverlers.  I have met single mother who raised 5 kids and she now visits each greatful kid a couple of months each year to a mom with two kids who flew to meet the husband/dad for the weekend before he deployed.  I kept  a watch on her two kids while she ran to get them something to eat on the plane.  I gave her my cell phone to reassure her they would be safe with me. I have met some wonderful people who have changed the odds in their favor.  I, also, read and listen to music on my ipod.  Love the music.

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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In today's society of flying it sucks. Between rude people who disregard the handicap and the TSA, and the space that you seat in , is not fun anymore. So my last flight anywhere will be to LAS VEGAS,NV for my 65th birthday. And thank GOD it's a straight flight. Though what I do while in the airport, buy a bottle of water $4.00, grab a newspaper $1.50, and finally 4 mix drinks or beers, so I can sleep the whole flight. The skies are not friendly anymore !

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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Only time I go to the airport is to drop off or pick someone up I quit flying 9 yrs ago refuse to put up with the TSA B.S.

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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We usually have an iPad or another device with lots of reading material downloaded to pass the time. I also enjoy visiting with the folks sitting in the terminal waiting for a flight like me. You can meet some pretty interesting and nice people as you wait for your flight to depart.

 

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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I haven't traveled in 20 years, but I will be visiting my sister who lives in Florida in about 2 weeks. I will spend my free time at the airport probably people watching some of the time and working on one of my puzzle books.

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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Well, I probably spend a fair amount of time on my phone, clearing emails, checking the singles sites (ha!), reviewing Amazon deals, etc. But, the most fun is people watching. so grab a cup of coffe, get a good seat close to your gate and just enjoy the many diverse and interesting travelers. 

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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Thanks, @nyadrn, and I hope you do the same!

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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AARPLynne wrote:

You made me chuckle @nyadrn. I'll think of you next week on the layover from the 6:00 a.m. flight I'm taking on Thanksgiving Day. Keep telling myself it will all be worthwhile when I'm sitting around the table with family. 


Thank you 😀   I am gearing up for the @AARPLynne. holiday travel at Christmas time and with the weather and the crowds you know I am going to have some delays. Always fun LOL

Have s great time with the family!

 

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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You made me chuckle @nyadrn. I'll think of you next week on the layover from the 6:00 a.m. flight I'm taking on Thanksgiving Day. Keep telling myself it will all be worthwhile when I'm sitting around the table with family. 

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Re: How to Have a Great Layover

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AARPLynne wrote:

How do you like to spend your time at the airport when you arrive a little early or have an extended (or unplanned!) layover?

 

I don't.   I am usually tired and crabby.  Thanks for the tips anyway!

 

 

Life's a Journey, not a Destination" Aerosmith
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