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5 Ways to Show Your Next Layover Who’s Boss

by Barracuda Style February 06, 2017

5 Ways to Show Your Next Layover Who’s Boss


Layovers: for most of us, they represent a long, boring, and expensive waste of time. Yet a few people consider them to be unique opportunities to be free from the distractions of regular life. In theory, we’d all love to use layovers as an opportunity to be productive and/or relax. In reality, this is easier dreamed than done.


No worries! Here are five ways you can make the most of your next layover.


  1. Get some work done. For most of us, this is the airport dream: get a bunch of unpleasant work out of the way now so that you can fully enjoy your destination. It’s a wonder what a decent pair of headphones and a modicum of determination can accomplish in terms of focus. And for those who are really serious about productivity, there are some great products and services that can help. Take the Barracuda carry-on suitcase , for instance. It’s designed with a foldout laptop tray for working on your laptop when counter space is at a premium. There are even two beverage holders to boot. Need to go online? Most airports offer a free and open Wi-Fi connection, but if you want a fast and secure connection, consider subscribing to Boingo, which operates in many airports around the world.


  1. Make some calls. Checking in with a few clients and catching up with a friend or relative is an easy way to make your airport experience productive and maybe even enjoyable. Worried about battery power? Barracuda has you covered once again with a built in USB charger.


  1. Shopping. A duty free shop can be a fun way of passing the time for international travelers. But fair warning, the tax savings on duty free items are usually offset by the high prices of these shops. If there’s something you truly forgot, or if you’re OK spending 20% extra just to avoid paying 10% in import taxes, then by all means shop away! You are, in a sense, paying for entertainment as well, which can be hard to come by during a long layover.


  1. Grab a bite. Everyone knows prices, selection, and food quality can vary between airports, so we’ll keep this one short and sweet. offers an excellent airport-by-airport guide to dining.


  1. Find a game. One last quick resource: 30 Insanely Addictive Game Apps You’ve Never Heard Of, courtesy of Buzzfeed.

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