Do you watch any entertainment at the airport lounge..?

@mobhomeir (7565)
Philippines
December 13, 2009 6:51am CST
Hello guys, as what i observed the last time I was at my flight, while waiting at my schedule, I saw lots of people doing anything to "kill" the time until their flight time. Some were sleeping, some were watching movies, some texting and surfing. Me? I was just sitting after (net)surfing observing anything until my flight time came. How about you guys, what you usually do to consume your waiting period? Just curious guys...mobhomeir..
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@balasri (26549)
• India
14 Dec 09
It is very tough to kill time in Airport lounges.In the beginning it is always very interesting to watch people and their activities and emotions.But you get bored up easily.Then you start to read and the position as is not your favorite you are unable to concentrate anymore.Playing with your cell phone too becomes boring after sometime making your eyes tired and your mind occupied with the thought of leaving the place soon in to the plane.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
You're right my friend at least you enjoyed of what you've been doing and it new to you since most like if there would something new and interesting on ourselves especially if we enjoy it, it would be really nice and you can not distinguish anymore how the time runs fast...thanks for responding...
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@balasri (26549)
• India
14 Dec 09
My pleasure Mob.
@jaiho2009 (38990)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
Hello Martin, I don't travel by plane ...but i always pick someone at the airport,my mom,auntie and friends/relatives and sometimes referred friends and also drop of some clients and recruits. While waiting at the arrival,i always bring my son or any friend with me when picking up a relatives or a referred friend,and,to kill the time,we bring along some game stuff,this is when we are picking from the NAIA...But if with TERMINAL 2,no worries,passengers can get out within 10-20 minutes,and airport is just a 15 minutes drive from my house,so need to standby for so long. But,if i had to pick my mom,she always take plane that land at the NAIA,and my kids are always excited to met their "mommy" so,half an hour before the arrival we are already waiting at the arrival area. And,i bring pocketbook or net surfing is fine too,while kids are busy counting the passengers(lol)they love to count how many foreigners from each country arrived. And they also had this habit of guessing from which country a particular foreigner came from.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Oh I see my bonita mia...I guess you know already what would you do when you have someone you have to pick at the airport, and it depends what arrival would you pick..if it would be a NAIA you would bring with you your children and it is different when at the terminal 2...should I know you're just living near the airport I should had requested you to pick me up last November.... next time..i will do that....thanks my irresistible bonita....
@jaiho2009 (38990)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Sure amigo...i would really like to
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Dec 09
Hi Mobhomier, Yes, i watched TV while waiting for my flight in the airport. i am just frustrated because i could not understand the dialogue or whatever is being played on because the sound is not loud enough for us to understand it. there are lots of monitor around playing different shows. but at least i have something to entertain myself in. sometimes i do crochet and just glance from time to time on the TV.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yes you're right on that. It is usually hard to understand if you watch movie or tv on a public area because they've lowed the volume, sometimes it would be frustrating especially if you're watching a nice movies..well, just for the sake of killing the time that would help a lot....thanks for responding...
• Boston, Massachusetts
14 Dec 09
if you want to take it seriously be creative enough to make your own dialogue and conclusion heheheh than be frustrated. sometime i take a nap especially if i am so sleepy given this schedule 1:00-2:00pm waiting time. so holy to make you fall asleep!
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
hi mobhomeir^^;; i haven't been into trip alone so boredom is not that much since i had someone to talk with and so far we haven't been to the airport too early that we need killing time. just incase, we usually look around the duty free shops and if tired, we would surf the internet too until our flight schedule
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yes a nice idea Lucky..for me, most likely I had a lots of time waiting because I am so cautious as flight is concern because it would be a big problem if you would left behind on your scheduled flight...thanks for responding...
@Lucky09 (1771)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
ah yes, sure! it's better to be that early than to late well, you can look around too with those luxury items LoL we don't actually shop because they are too expensive but it just helps spend the waiting time
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
hello daddy mob! what i usually do when i as waiting for my flight is to text...hehe yeah, i usually communicate to the people i left behind like my parents and some friends and also i am texting with the one waiting for me to inform them on hat's going on with me there... there are also times that i just observe people around me, just like hat you did... and there's also times specially when i am alone that i talk to people around me...yeah there are lots of interesting people to talk ith in the airport lounge during those waiting periods... good to see you back!
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
It is obvious iloeme to a friendly woman like you....I am friendly but I am hesitant to open first a conversion to someone new or to a strangers. Well, if I did it maybe it's very seldom happen. Texting? Yeah maybe I could do that also but not really enough 'til my scheduled time comes....anyway..thanks for your response.. Mobhomeir...
@ckyera (17342)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
haha, but i am not the one who starts the conversation! hehe very seldom do i start a conversation to a stranger...most of the time they just talk to me and i just entertain them...
@xizhilang (106)
• China
14 Dec 09
yes,it is a good chice to kill time
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
or else we will be the one killed by the time...thanks again for responding...
@xizhilang (106)
• China
14 Dec 09
Yes,i do.it is a good action to kill time.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yeah or else we will kill by the time....thanks for responding...
@daliaj (5684)
• India
14 Dec 09
This is an intersting question. I hate to wait for anything, especially at places like bus stations, train stations, and airports, which are filled with a lot of people. I hate it when buses won't arrive on time. I hate to make people wait for me. If I will be forced to wait, then I get a magazine and read it for some time, I just go for a walk and see the shops in the airport, play games in my mobile for some time, etc.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
I guess you have no patience in waiting. Well, I think you're really particular on the departure time so that you would not have to wait for long...well, there are people like that...for me I would rather arrive in advance than hurrying up catching the time...well, it all depends on how we manage our time...thanks for responding...
@madteaparty (2760)
• Japan
14 Dec 09
The airports I`ve been to didn`t have many entertaining things, so I would go to a starbucks to drink some tea, or visit the souvenir shops, or take some pictures. When I get bored of that I might play some game in my DS. If the stopover is long, I might go to walk around down the nearest city
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
A good idea then my friend...at the new places, when stopover would be long, I rather still stay at the airport I am afraid of losing myself anywhere if I would go around the city...thanks for responding...
@uicbear (1902)
• United States
13 Dec 09
Now that you have to be at the airport so early, there are a few routines that I go through to waste time and not get too impatient. I will eat a meal, usually some kind of fast food. Then I will go to the convenience store and look at magazines. Sometimes I pick one up and buy it, other times, I go ahead and buy a bottle of soda and some kind of snack to eat on the plane. Most of the time, then, I will find my gate and I will watch the news programs on the airport monitors.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
I got your share uicbear....for me I would just do that if I would have some extra cash for that...i think i would just find another way to ease my boredom. Watch some movies or anything than spending....thanks anyway for responding my friend... Mobhomeir
@Gesusdid (1681)
• United States
13 Dec 09
That would be a no lol becuse everytime i go in the airport they never have anything great on the TVs besides the news
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yes I understand. We have different ways to ease the boredom and kill the time of waiting..I respect your way...thanks for responding...
@ck3259 (248)
• Malaysia
13 Dec 09
Hi, Mobhomeir. I watched movie when I'm waiting at the airport. Also, I'll listen to music while waiting for my flight. There is one time my flight was delay for many hours, I listen to music to spend the boring time. Luckily my laptop is with me. I won't sleep when waiting for my flight. If there is a Wi-Fi I'll surf internet.
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Well I guess you're lucky enough to have your own laptop at least you could have a lots of time surfing compared to just using for free facilities at the airport. You can't concentrate on your surfing when there are lots of people staring at you while waiting for their turns...thanks for responding...
• United States
13 Dec 09
The only thing that I do when I have to wait at the airport is listen to music or play with my portible games and thats pretty much it now that I have an ipod touch I will be able to surf the internet and play those cool games they have while waiting for my plane ride which sometimes could last for a few hours or more depending on if theres any delays or not.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Ohh you must have with you your hi tech gadget huh! well if i am at your place how could i be bored on waiting..i think time would be coming so fast while playing or listening from your gadgets...thanks for responding..
@cerebellum (3870)
• United States
13 Dec 09
If I have to wait anywhere I usually have a book and do some reading. Usually though I find watching the people around me to be more interesting. I go back and forth and read for awhile and then observe for a while.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yes...like you I would find anything that would kill the time and escape the moment of boredom..thanks for responding...
• India
13 Dec 09
I usually surf the net during the waiting period. Otherwise I just enter into all the shops which are there in the airport and just look at them. I might buy some sweets or snacks to take it home and give it to my children.Of course if I have sufficient money, I usually buy something for the family, in the boutiques which are available in the airport.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yes likewise if I would have some extra money I also shop a little for a presents to someone I would be going in. But mostly I rather sit and do anything because roaming around entice you to buy anything you like though anything that are sold in the airport has a big difference in terms of price compared outside....well, it's okay as what I had said if we have a lot of extra money for that...thanks for responding my friend... Mobhomeir
@sachii315 (489)
• Japan
13 Dec 09
Hi mobhomeir! I usually surf the net, since most of the airport has wi-fi connections or just play games with my phone. Sometimes I roam around the airport and find something to buy. I do sometimes chat with other waiting passengers.. haha.. Happy my lotting!
@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yeah...for me I would just sit and do watching shows though I could not understand it because most likely they've lowered the volume. Or, texting some friends or if internet facilities at the airport are not busy then I surf for a while just to kill the time....thanks for responding then my friend...
• Philippines
13 Dec 09
Hi. I normally surf the net while waiting for my flight. Once I done surfing, I normally read a book. Reading a book while waiting is the best entertainment for me.
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@mobhomeir (7565)
• Philippines
14 Dec 09
Yes soledad, like you the first thing for me to do to ease the boredom is to read anything utilizing any reading materials. Thanks for responding...
• India
14 Dec 09
hi dear whenever you waiting for flight and you have some amount of time, you should use your time in right manners. when i am waiting for my flight, if i have some time i myself try to remember what i done today and yesterday? do i missing something? what should i need to do when i am arrive from plane.and then after what i need to do. inshort i myself preplaning for the upcoming activity.