What’s the first thing you would do if you were stranded on a deserted island? Assuming you had the shelter and rescue plan already figured out, what next? I’d grab myself a spear and have a look around. If there were Cannibals out there, I’d want to find them first before they found me. If there were a clear, deep, freshwater pool fed by a misty waterfall born from a snowy outcropping and populated with a bunch of naked nymphs… I’d want to find them too! Nuts, berries, wild pigs, fast food restaurants, I’d take inventory of all of it as quickly as I could.
Where am I going with all this? The airport, that’s where. Every time I get off of a plane in a
Other things to look for are comfortable chairs, bookstores with reading rooms, museums, shopping, libraries, and attached hotels. The
Sometimes, the “good stuff” in an airport is in a terminal that your airline doesn’t use. You may have to go back out of security and re-secure yourself into a different terminal to find the big party. Ronald Reagan International is like that (
If your airport is lame-o, like the pillbox in
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