5 Ways to Make Your Airport Experience as Painless as Possible
Here’s how to reverse the pain of the typical airport experience, and even make air travel something to enjoy.
Buy access to the lounge
The app LoungeBuddy helps point you towards the nearest airport lounges, sorting the options by price, amenities, food, and more.
Pack the right snacks
There’s nothing worse than being subject to the limited options of an airport food court. Pack options that are low in sodium but high in lean protein, like lightly seasoned nuts or a small container of hummus with carrots. (Citrus fruits are also great for a boost of Vitamin C.)
Think about power accessories
Re-chargeable battery packs, like the Mophie Powerstation Plus, can get you extra juice when your phone’s on the outs.
Download your entertainment in advance
This is an area where you simply need to plan ahead—unreliable Wi-Fi connections, slow download speeds are some of the issues you will have to deal with. The only free service that does let you stream on the fly, no matter where you are? Google Play.
Buy access to Wi-Fi (or know how to score it for free)
You still can’t rely on free Wi-Fi in airports, but subscriptions to Boingo are affordable—as little as $5 a month—and will have you covered almost anywhere you’re traveling.