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Old 02-13-2012, 02:37 AM   #16
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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.

I have no girl and I only see my family a couple times a year anyhow. I should probably look into it at some point. I know one guy who joined recently, he was talking about the fitness test he had to pass. That could be a problem because I have weak little girl arms. Maybe that was just for a certain section of the Air Force though
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:38 AM   #17
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Ear plugs! Good idea! Co-sign! I use those at work sometimes when I just don't want to hear shit.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:40 AM   #18
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I have no girl and I only see my family a couple times a year anyhow. I should probably look into it at some point. I know one guy who joined recently, he was talking about the fitness test he had to pass. That could be a problem because I have weak little girl arms. Maybe that was just for a certain section of the Air Force though
I know for PT you have to run a mile and a half and complete it. In the Marine Corp you have to do 3 miles I believe. IN any case I've been running the last month. A week ago I ran almost 9 miles and I'm not even close to the shape I want to be in.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:41 AM   #19
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Ear plugs! Good idea! Co-sign! I use those at work sometimes when I just don't want to hear shit.
Also crucial when you have a stuffed nose/cold and are flying. Put them on as you are descending, and you will thank me later. (air pressure doesn't make you feel like your eyes are going to pop out of their sockets)
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:43 AM   #20
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I know for PT you have to run a mile and a half and complete it. In the Marine Corp you have to do 3 miles I believe. IN any case I've been running the last month. A week ago I ran almost 9 miles and I'm not even close to the shape I want to be in.

Running wouldn't be a problem, having to do more than like 20 push ups would be though
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:48 AM   #21
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Running wouldn't be a problem, having to do more than like 20 push ups would be though
Work at it!
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:53 AM   #22
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Toronto - Hong Kong, non-stop. Hong Kong Airport is nice though so that lifted me up a bit.
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Old 02-13-2012, 03:25 AM   #23
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Sydney - Buenos Aires non stop, also Sydney to LA non stop. Furthest tho was Sydney to London, but that stopped in Dubai+Singapore. Anytime i fly too it's usually out of Sydney which is about 4 hours flight from Perth also. Can't sleep for sh!t on a plane unless I am super tired or I've got sleeping pills.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Non-stop_flight

Here's a list of the longest flights. Nearly 19 hours... that's brutal.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:12 AM   #24
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If we're talking one single flight with no stops then it would be Melbourne to Los Angeles. Boy was that rough..once you get halfway time seems to crawl. I think its 14 hours all up.

I can't sleep on planes either

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Old 02-13-2012, 04:25 AM   #25
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after having a horrible flight to the Philippines 1 time I decided my next trip would be much more prepared. and Ive take 3 trips since. its a 16 hr flight to Philippines, 13 hrs going back to the US

1)dont sleep the night before, could get difficult but worth it
2)dont eat at the airport, id say eat 3 hours before your flight at the latest
3)bring dry snacks, like crackers or cookies and only eat those

- Plan on sleeping the entire flight
4) dramamine, take them before the flight and 1 or 2 during since its a long trip
5) earplugs
6)travel pillow

I actually slept the whole way through last time, I always end ups sitting near unprepared people who look miserable and I feel bad. its great to be prepared
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:30 AM   #26
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LA to Dubai. Wasn't too bad since we left at night so I was able to sleep for the first 6 hours or so. Emirates has interactive screens on every seat with a bunch of movies so I just watched a couple of those.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:44 AM   #27
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Hey man congrats on getting to study abroad, you will love it. I have been on several 20+ hour flights from Singapore to Houston, LA to Sydney, Jakarta to Houston. They arent that bad and these planes are actually really smooth that travel these distances. Bring an ipod, magazines, warm jacket, neck pillow, book, SNACKS (buy in the airport if you have to), download like 3 movies on your ipod. These items should help pass the time by. Feel free to ask more questions.
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:44 AM   #28
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i think the longest was Frankfurt to Singapur shit lasted like 12-13 hours, can't say i enjoyed the flight since i flew in economy class and next to me sat a 6'9 ukrainian giant...his legs occupied like half of my space
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Old 02-13-2012, 05:07 AM   #29
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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.

Nice man I'm from New Zealand, what uni you attending?
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Old 02-13-2012, 06:09 AM   #30
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I've been on more than a few 10+ hour flights, and it's really not at bad as people are saying.

Get some earplugs, and bring some music/books that you like, and that's really all you need.
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