Explore the Airport Terminal to Find a Quiet Spot
When my wife and I were in the New Orleans airport (MSY) last month (after riding the Pullman train from Chicago to New Orleans) waiting for our Southwest flight to Orlando, I wrote down this tip. We’d arrived to the airport 90 minutes before our flight and most of the gates were crazy crowded with rowdy college kids and loud children. After walking just a hundred yards to the end of the terminal (I always like to check out what airports are offering, anyway), we came across a few gates that were completely empty. So instead of trying to find an open seat or sitting on the floor next to our gate with a group of loud people, we practically had a whole section to ourselves…and peace and quiet, too. So don’t settle for an unpleasant experience. As long as you can keep an eye on the time (and the board), remember you can explore your terminal and look for a better place to pass the time.
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