Calling all Wordle fanatics and travel enthusiasts: There’s a new game to pass the time at the airport

Jan 28, 2022

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In case you missed it, the word game Wordle has seemingly taken the world, and definitely TPG, by storm — as evidenced by the intense Slack thread about this morning’s word.

(Screenshot courtesy of Slack)

Thanks to Scott’s Cheap Flights, there’s a new game to play the next time you are sitting at the airport with time to kill.

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If you’ve made it through this article thus far and are still wondering what the heck Wordle is, here’s how it works: Wordle gives you six tries to guess a (relatively common) five-letter word. If you get a correct letter it will show you one of two options — green for right letter in the right spot, or yellow for right letter but in the wrong spot. The keyboard will also gray out letters you have already struck out with. The genius is it then allows you to share your result to social media without giving away the word.

Earlier this week Scott’s Cheap Flights introduced their take on Wordle: Airportle, a game to test your knowledge of airport IATA codes (the two or three letters used to identify airports by the International Air Transport Association).

The game works similarly to Wordle and tests your knowledge with a daily challenge.

(Screenshot courtesy of Scott’s Cheap Flights)

So the next time you are stuck at your gate thanks to a delayed flight, test your mind and see how well you know your airport codes. Then you can go back to scrolling through Instagram.

(Screenshot courtesy of Scott’s Cheap Flights)

Related: Scott’s Cheap Flights launches new ‘elite’ service tier for first- and business-class bargains

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