Gate opens at 13.20
That’s not a good sign considering my plane leaves at 13.05…
Gate opens at 14.20
I am suddenly reminded of my years waiting for late running trains, but this time I feel different. Back then I would moan, groan and sulk like a little kid. These days I look upon the whole delay thing as an opportunity. I wrote a blog post a few days ago about having a positive mental attitude and I am happy to report that I practice what I preach!
Here are my top tips of finding things to do when your plane is late in Gatwick Airport.
4. People Watch
So next time you are stuck at an airport waiting for your delayed flight – stop whining! Instead of bemoaning your bad luck remember your positive mental attitude. Eat some food, do some work, read, ogle at people and buy some presents.
I don’t like it when I have nothing to do, and the only time I have nothing to do is when I am not prepared. My keen preparation means I never worry about waiting for anything anymore. Whether it is the dentist, doctors or public transport I don’t care about waiting because for me waiting gives me an opportunity to do something productive.
When I know I am about to travel to a different country I will make sure that I schedule my workload accordingly. Reading and certain writing tasks can be scheduled for when I travel. This allows me to focus on writing tasks that are easier to do at home (when I need a strong Internet connection or plenty of books for research). This is what makes me chuckle to myself when I hear Sleepwalkers tell me that they never have time to do anything productive.
There is always time!