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What to Do If You Get Stuck in an Airport

Posted by Steve Johnston on Mon, May 09, 2016
This blog was originally published in 2013; we have since updated it to reflect the most current and accurate information possible. 
flight delay for CoolRideIf you often travel for business or leisure, you’ve probably been here...that moment when you look up at the flight listings in the airport and realize that your flight is running several hours late.

Suddenly, the walls of the terminal where you stand seem to get closer together, and you can’t help but notice a hint of claustrophobia settling in. “I am stuck in this airport.”


No one likes to be stuck in an airport, especially when they have family or business matters waiting at the other end of their flight.

When trying to make the most of your experience stuck in the airport, you might find yourself going slightly insane. Stir-craziness in the airport is real, but you can avoid it.

To help you do that, compiled a list of the best ways to abate those delayed flight blues and keep the morale up.

Call a Car Service

Especially if you have a really long delay, the stuck-in-the-airport despair can become too much to handle.

Why not make the most of your situation and get out into the city where you’re stuck?

I have no way to get around!” cried the stranded traveler. “Not true!” reply the transportation gods. "You have car service!" 

You see, car service is this strange entity that provides a traveler with a pristine vehicle, a Chauffeur who knows everything about the city where he or she drives, and a quiet backseat where the headaches caused by the world outside can be soothed.

The difference between chauffeured car service and a taxi, you ask?

Well, chauffeured car service is dependable and punctual, which makes all the difference when a tentative flight schedule is the most prominent thing on your mind.

So take the extra step, relieve yourself of your inner-airport claustrophobia and have a chauffeured car service pick you up and take you around. .

Catch Up On Work

If you’re traveling for business, this one should be obvious. But the possibility of finding a corner or bench quiet enough to get any real work done can seem like an impossible task. 

A good deal of business travelers are already way behind their work schedules when they board their planes on time. When they arrive at their destination cities with tons of overdue tasks, the stress is real. So think about the benefits of working during your delay. Not only will you be less stressed when your flight lands, you'll have more time for recreation.

We’re thinking extra time to play golf, get a massage, see a late-night movie or have cocktails with your co-workers.

And having that extra time can help make your “business” trip feel more like a vacation, and who doesn’t want an extra vacation?

However you deal with the delayed-flight blues, don’t forget to always make the most of any extra time you get during your travelers. Take advantage of awesome car service and take a trip around the city where you’re stranded. Use your extra hours in the airport to knock out some serious parts of your workload. Both of these options help relieve the stress and boredom of being an airport hostage and help you pass the time much better than eating greasy waffle fries and crying in one of those admittedly semi-comfortable terminal chairs. 

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Tags: Flight Delays, Limousine Service, boosting productivity