COAB767 From Guam, joined Nov 2003, 1377 posts, RR: 9 Reply 1, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2486 times:
I just watch the planes go by. Or just hang out in the gate area. I was in Honolulu one year and we had a 6 hour layover before heading to SEATAC. It was fun watching all the 747s and DC10's take-off or land.
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YVRtoYYZ From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 644 posts, RR: 0 Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2446 times:
I find that time tends to go by fairly fast on lay-overs. I mean, we spend hours some days spotting, and so being at the airport on a lay-over is no different either. Usually most airports have a fairly good viewing area (minus YUL), so there are things to keep me occupied. I, too, will grab a drink or two as a means to pass the time.
Kanebear From United States of America, joined May 2002, 953 posts, RR: 2 Reply 4, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2401 times:
Depends where I am and what I'm doing. If I'm on a tight business trip or mileage run I'll go find a hotel near or in the airport, get a day room and clean up and rest in a real bed (in some cases the ONLY time I may see a real bed for days at a time). Or, if it's someplace I've never been or don't know well, i'll grab a taxi into the city and look around, grab a meal, etc. Otherwise, I'll do a bit of spotting, dutyfree shopping, relax at a lounge, it all depends on what's available. If I'm in GRU my eyes tend to pingpong back and forth between the tarmac and the women in the terminal.
Dragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3942 posts, RR: 0 Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 2367 times:
The longest layover I had was 2 and half hours, I stayed in the airport for the 2 hours. In that time I grabbed a bite to eat, looked about in some of the shops, and watched the planes moving around the airport.
LTBEWR From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 12679 posts, RR: 13 Reply 6, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2356 times:
Recently, I had to wait 4 hours for my flight DTW-LGA, at the new NW Worldport terminal. There were plenty of shops to look at, places to eat, but most of the time I relaxed at the north end, by the windows, looking at a/c landing and taking off, especially them ole' NW DC-9's.
When I went to Australia in 1989, I had a 12 hour Sunday daytime layover in Aukland, NZ. I took a bus into the city about 7:00 am, got some breakfast, took a bus tour of the city area later in the morning, took a ferry back and forth in the harbor, then took a city bus to a part of the city near the beach, had lunch, then worked my way back to the airport for the flight to LAX which was to take off about 6:00 pm. Was a nice break and encouraged me to visit NZ a few years later.
Bofredrik From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 7, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2336 times:
I am looking for beatiful ladies. Some airlines still have a "most beatiful girl will be hired"-policy. Other like SAS have made so much cut in staff that it is only the one with 20+ years in the company who are left... I am 44 myself and very beatiful ofcourse.
RareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0 Reply 9, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2324 times:
Last time I was in HNL, I tried to enter the gate area to wait, about 4 hrs before flight was to leave. They would not let me into gate area until 90 min prior to departure. Had to hang around in the concourse seating area. Real bummer, as you only had a narrow field of view out onto the airfield.
TR763 From Brazil, joined Mar 2001, 769 posts, RR: 15 Reply 10, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 2292 times:
First I try to find the plane that I´ll fly, but if that´s not possible, I just sit in a restaurant/bar/fast-food...whatever, with a good view of the planes, or the runway. It´s the best thing to do !!!
Nycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2187 times:
Depends on where I am and the time of day. Usually ill go into the presidents club or crown room if they have windows and spot and also grab food and play around on my computer. The most torturous layover Ive ever had was last year at SFO. I flew OGG-SFO then SFO-DFW. I got into sfo early so we were in at 8pm and my SFO-DFW flight was at 140am. Everything at SFO closed at 10 and the terminal didnt really have any views for spotting so i had absolutly nothing to do. I wanted to make some calls but the time change meant that most of my friends were already asleep and no one was on-line to talk to. agh, it was painful. But usually i spot, eat, surf the web, read, or watch cnn airport.
FlightLover From Moldova, joined Mar 2004, 338 posts, RR: 10 Reply 14, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2170 times:
What do you mean you look at ladies??? I thought you are a loyal husband that's why you refused the beautiful 20 year old F/A on your flight from NYC-ARN.
Anyway, to get back to the question. I was in OTP for almost 6 hours about two months ago and it was so boring. The airport is build in such a stupid way that you can't watch the planes land and take-off. So, that was kinda boring. But I love spending time in BUD, it's always fun to be in that airport. I'd fly through BUD anytime.
Futureualpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2591 posts, RR: 8 Reply 16, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2133 times:
If its during the morning/afternoon/evening Ill sit and watch the aircraft, tour the terminals...great to do at large airports when you have a couple hours...get some real food, or sit at my gate and read a book.
If its night time and nothing is really happening I usually watch them prepare the aircraft Ill be flying or try to get a little sleep since I seem to be allergic to sleeping onboard the aircraft.