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Old 02-13-2012, 12:41 AM   #1
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Default What's the Longest Flight You've Ever Been On?

In 11 days, I'll be flying from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand to study abroad. This will easily be the longest flight of my life and I was wondering how you guys passed your time. I'm hoping to stuff my body with food and about 20 mg of Melatonin pre-departure and sleep my life away.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:53 AM   #2
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Don't sleep the night before... That should kill some time. As for the flight it will be hell if your not prepared. Eat well before and bring some snacks because airplane food blows and you'll probably get nauseous.

If you have a laptop bring it and charge that ****er up and load it up with movies but if your battery life sucks forget about it.

Bring some books.. Read the ones you need to read for school or a book that'll keep you interested. Might as well study..

Also the plane trip can be a good time to learn another language(srs) If you have been studying another language bring your self a dictionary/language help book in that language and also upload some audio clips on your ipod. Whip out a notebook and get learning.

I think my longest flight(one way) was like 10-11 hours. But the whole travel could have been like 20 hours including the wait then transferring.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:09 AM   #3
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Never flown, but be sure to take Airborne or whatever it is they take so you don't get sick from recycled air.

The night before the flight stay up all night and fight it until you get on the flight. I hear that kills a lot of time.
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Never flown, but be sure to take Airborne or whatever it is they take so you don't get sick from recycled air.

The night before the flight stay up all night and fight it until you get on the flight. I hear that kills a lot of time.

I wish I knew this was a thing. Where were you a month ago
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:20 AM   #5
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I wish I knew this was a thing. Where were you a month ago
I didn't even know about it until my brother-in-law came back from over England like a week ago. He's in the Air Force and finally came back after 2 years with his wife and daughter. he took Airborne and still got sick anyway.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:23 AM   #6
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Never flown, but be sure to take Airborne or whatever it is they take so you don't get sick from recycled air.

The night before the flight stay up all night and fight it until you get on the flight. I hear that kills a lot of time.
Damn dude you need to go and travel abroad... missing out on a lot of stuff. Take your kid, she'll appreciate it when she's older.

Anyways, I sleep very easily on planes so I don't have problems passing time on planes. I guess take muscle relaxers or whatever gets you to sleep/don't sleep much night before... When I flew from BKK->HK->LAX i slept almost the entire time I was in a plane because I was out the night b4, and the flight was at like 7 am. I was so tired I almost missed the gate opening.
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:24 AM   #7
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Damn dude you need to go and travel abroad... missing out on a lot of stuff. Take your kid, she'll appreciate it when she's older.
I don't have the budget to travel freely or the time. Society has me pinned down at the moment with trying to make a living to gather U.S. currency in hopes to support my daughter's future.
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In 11 days, I'll be flying from Los Angeles to Auckland, New Zealand to study abroad. This will easily be the longest flight of my life and I was wondering how you guys passed your time. I'm hoping to stuff my body with food and about 20 mg of Melatonin pre-departure and sleep my life away.

Take it from someone that flies long distances: I highly recommend that you buy some noise cancellation headphones...preferably the ones that cover the ears and not sit on top of it. Or you can get in ear ones if you like.

Even a cheap noise cancellation will make your long flight a lot more comfortable so you dont have to splurge on a $300 bose crap.
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The longest flight distance for me was either from Perth to London or from London to Newark. I have no idea how long it took because it was so long ago, but we spent the entire time talking, playing cards, watching movies and listening to music. I also jacked off in the bathroom because I kept fantasizing about this woman who was sitting in front of me.
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I don't have the budget to travel freely or the time.
Right, the implied caveat was that you had the budget... well hopefully one day you will when you have the opportunity.
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I didn't even know about it until my brother-in-law came back from over England like a week ago. He's in the Air Force and finally came back after 2 years with his wife and daughter. he took Airborne and still got sick anyway.

Spent 5 hours on a plane was coughing up shit for 2 weeks, so gross. I've had people recommend the air force for me, how does he like it?
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Old 02-13-2012, 01:30 AM   #12
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Spent 5 hours on a plane was coughing up shit for 2 weeks, so gross. I've had people recommend the air force for me, how does he like it?
If you like traveling it's for you. If you have a girl or important family you'll miss it's hard.

He's got a wife and daughter as I mentioned and it's been hard for them, but things are better for him now because he's going to be a recruiter here in Wisconsin and he'll finally be in one place longer than 6 months.
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Spent 5 hours on a plane was coughing up shit for 2 weeks, so gross. I've had people recommend the air force for me, how does he like it?
I wear a mask on a plane when its a long flight. I find myself sleeping wiht my mouth open so its pretty crucial. I don't care if people think I have SARS.
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I wear a mask on a plane when its a long flight. I find myself sleeping wiht my mouth open so its pretty crucial. I don't care if people think I have SARS.
That's pretty awesome actually. If you're a loner it makes people stay the f*ck away from you too if you don't want to be bothered.
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Take it from someone that flies long distances: I highly recommend that you buy some noise cancellation headphones...preferably the ones that cover the ears and not sit on top of it. Or you can get in ear ones if you like.

Even a cheap noise cancellation will make your long flight a lot more comfortable so you dont have to splurge on a $300 bose crap.

I hate active noise cancellation more than the jet noise itself. The frequency from headphones puts a weird pressure in my ear and I always end up with a headache. Regular headphones do just fine for music. And if you want silence just get earplugs.
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