Having to wait around at the airport in-between flights and delays can be frustrating- but what if instead you looked it as a chance to do all the things you wanted to do, but couldn't?
Find an adventure
If you've got a couple of hours to kill, consider taking time to see the sights. Just be sure to take travel time to and from your object of interest to ensure you have plenty of time to return to your boarding gate.
Shop for those luxury items
It's no longer true that duty-free is cheaper, but you'll certainly find a variety of choice items you might not always come across in your average store, so take advantage of this and do a little browsing.
Additionally, here's that opportunity you've always wished for to shop for those Christmas and birthday gifts early. Airport stores almost always have something unique that would be worth purchasing to store away for a loved one's gift.
Catch up with your loved ones
Always travel with a portable charger to make sure that you always have your phone running - particularly when you find yourself travelling and need to keep in contact with those expecting you at your destination.
And since you have your extra charge and most international airports provide good wireless connection, you won't feel too worried about using your phone to surf the net or Skype your loved ones. Take this flight delay opportunity to catch up on the happenings of the world.
Get stuck into a good book
How often have you used the excuse "I never find the time to read"? Well, those delays are the perfect time for you to kick back and open a good book.
Get to work
Too wired to shop or read? Why not get to work then? Set out to spend the period of your delay thinking up strategic steps for your next project, the contacts you'll need to speak to and so on.
Rest your weary head
On the other hand, you might be so exhausted that the idea of another few hours hanging around in an airport sends you into weak despair. Many of the world's top international airports offer places where weary travellers can relax, stretch out and get a little shut-eye. Look out for pay-per-use lounges, sleeping pods or even mini "suites" to spend the time resting. Check out this handy website that details which airports offer good places to sleep. Just make sure you set your alarm....