LateDeparture.com is a blog about what you can do at a given airport if your flight is delayed. We also cover significant airport news and feature airport related food-for-thought stories. Most importantly we want to inform today’s traveller in an accurate and objective, yet fun and easy to read way.

In late 2010 Thomson Reuters, the world’s leading source of actionable intelligence for millions of business professionals around the globe integrated our posts in the commentary section of their newly created Business Traveller section for the UK. Today LateDeparture also features on the US equivalent as well as on the specific commentary page adding Millions of business travel readers to the LateDeparture reach.

How it all started

LateDeparture was founded by Tom Merkli in June 2008. Tom is a seasoned traveller and has lived in various countries in Europe before moving to Australia where he lives now. Tom loves flying around the world be it for business or leisure. The only thing he hates is waiting at the airport for a flight that is delayed. After extensive (and often times delayed) travels around Europe, Tom had an idea when he received yet another lengthy delay in June 2008 at Copenhagen airport: He thought why not play a little game of his own and look closer at what this particular airport has to offer besides the obvious (boring) things. This was the moment when the idea for this blog started and resulted in its first entry about the delay at Kastrup airport.

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