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4 Tips for Using the iPad at the Airport

by Maverick on February 4, 2011

The iPad is essentially a computer and entertainment center that easily fits in your carry-on luggage; in other words, it’s the perfect travel companion. But if you’ve been stuck waiting for a delayed flight at an airport, mindlessly browsing through the iPad to find ways to pass the time, you should realize that there are ways you can get more use out of your iPad. Using an iPad at the airport or even on a flight is all about getting the time to pass comfortably. With these four tips, you should be able to accomplish that feat quite easily. After all, there’s a reason Jetstar has decided to try out “hiring” iPads to their customers.

Tips For Using iPad at Airport 4 Tips for Using the iPad at the Airport

Let’s take a look at the four tips:

Tip #1: Don’t start new movies or new books on a plane. It may sound a little odd – who doesn’t want to open up a fresh book while on a plane? – but there’s a good reason for it: if you’re in the airport or on a flight and want to divert your mind away from the fact that you’re going to spend the next four hours sitting down, then it will actually be more beneficial for you to open up a book or a movie that you’ve already started. The more interested you are in continuing the adventure, the easier you’ll find it is to ignore the distractions such as a loud plane engine or the fact that you’re suddenly reading this book in public. Some people are better at this than others, but if you’ve had trouble concentrating on planes, try to remember this tip for the future: it may really help reduce boredom.

Tip #2: Keep your iPad handy. Don’t check your iPad: make sure you take it in your carry-on bag so that you can easily access it during your flight. If you check a bag, you won’t be able to find that bag until you arrive at the next gate – in other words, at your destination city. You have to keep your iPad around, so make sure that you carry it with you directly or at the very least keep it in your carry-on bag. When you run through a checklist of things to carry, make sure that your iPad is properly packed; you don’t want to find yourself without any decent entertainment if you have to wait a few hours for a delayed flight.

Tip #3: Make sure your iPad is well covered and protected. Unless you plan on carrying your iPad with you at all times, you’re going to want to make sure that it’s tightly and neatly packed away so that it will be secure. Heck, the airlines themselves tell you that bags will shift position during flight. You can’t get a whole lot of use out of your iPad while you’re traveling if you can’t even get it to work. Ebags.com has a guide to protecting your iPad and it will do you well to keep a few of their tips in mind.

Tip #4: Do work. Okay, so maybe this isn’t the most fun way to pass the time, but you’d be surprised at how effective this method can be if you want to keep your mind distracted. If you’re not a particular relaxed flyer, for example, finding a way to keep your mind occupied may be just what the doctor ordered. It will take a bit of effort to convince yourself to do some work while you’re traveling, but once you cross that initial “hump” you should be on your way to being productive and passing the time.

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For Further Reading:

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  3. Why Big Book Publishers are Avoiding iPad
  4. Will iPad Replace the Printed Books?
  5. 10 Things Why iPad is Better than iPhone
  6. Why iPad is Better than iPhone or iPod Touch
  7. How To Jailbreak iOS 4.3 Beta on iPad Using PwnageTool Bundle

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