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Old 02-13-2012, 07:39 AM   #31
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Default Re: What's the Longest Flight You've Ever Been On?

how do you guys deal with the turbulences and stuff for 10+hours
that shit scares the hell out of me

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Old 02-13-2012, 07:45 AM   #32
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As a kid I could handle all the 8 hour flights I took with my fam because I could sleep anywhere. But now it is just a hassle since I'm 6'4. Not only does the bus ride to the airport kill my knees / legs , the airplane is much worse, especially if I don't have an aisle seat and I get cramped in between people.
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:33 AM   #33
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Ive only been on a pair of 10+ hour flights. The first flight was 12 plus hours, we departed at 23:00 and there
was a baby within my vicinity who cried loudly for the entire duration of the flight. That shit was the worst.

If there is nothing like that going on it's not so bad though. Read a book.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:05 AM   #34
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Amsterdam - Paramaribo (Surinam)
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Amsterdam - Vancouver

Both were about 8/10 hours I suppose. Wouldnt even know. No biggie for me.. just watch some movies, play a few of those sucky in flight games, read a bit, sleep a bit and you're there. I hate turbulence though. Always freaks me out.
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Old 02-13-2012, 10:15 AM   #35
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Nice man I'm from New Zealand, what uni you attending?


Waikato. Was going to go to Wellington but Waikato has more classes for my major.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:17 AM   #36
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Default Re: What's the Longest Flight You've Ever Been On?

Longest is only 3 hours.

I'm 6'4 with long legs. So plane travel is just not great for me at all. Trains are perfect, plenty of leg room. Buses aren't that great, but I can deal with it. Planes on the other hand, f*ck me, I can't even move.

Would absolutely hate to be on a 10 hour flight, with limited space.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #37
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LA to Tokyo. I don't think I slept too much. I suck at sleeping on planes unless I can barely keep my eyes open. Then I only sleep for 30 min.

I'd recommend reading a book if you don't do that very often.

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Old 02-13-2012, 11:28 AM   #38
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I've been non stop to Hong Kong which i think is 17 hours. I do NY to Tokyo once a year which is 14 hours. The turbulence scare the shit out of me. I've also been in a plane that hit an air pocket, there's a big BOOM and the plane is pushed down (and then the pilots bring you much lower to get away from the bad air). THat's about as non fun as can be.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:37 AM   #39
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I've been non stop to Hong Kong which i think is 17 hours. I do NY to Tokyo once a year which is 14 hours. The turbulence scare the shit out of me. I've also been in a plane that hit an air pocket, there's a big BOOM and the plane is pushed down (and then the pilots bring you much lower to get away from the bad air). THat's about as non fun as can be.

I've been through one of those too. The plane dropped a few thousand feet with no warning. One of the flight attendants was literally slammed into the ceiling. I had a drink in my hand and the liquid rose up out of the out of the plastic cup and then fell back in. I was glad to have my seat belt on. Normal turbulence doesn't bother me. I just think of it as bumps in the road. But I never want to go through one of those drops again.

For me the key to long flights is to make sure you have all of your electronic equipment charged, have plenty of snacks, and get up and walk around every now and then and wash your hands at every opportunity.
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I've been through one of those too. The plane dropped a few thousand feet with no warning. One of the flight attendants was literally slammed into the ceiling. I had a drink in my hand and the liquid rose up out of the out of the plastic cup and then fell back in. I was glad to have my seat belt on. Normal turbulence doesn't bother me. I just think of it as bumps in the road. But I never want to go through one of those drops again.

For me the key to long flights is to make sure you have all of your electronic equipment charged, have plenty of snacks, and get up and walk around every now and then and wash your hands at every opportunity.

**** me dude. That's crazy.

Sucks if you were in the shitter.
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Old 02-13-2012, 11:56 AM   #41
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**** me dude. That's crazy.

Sucks if you were in the shitter.

Yeah that would have sucked. We were over the North Atlantic in the middle of December and I was thinking that even if I survived landing on the water I would probably freeze to death rather quickly.
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Old 02-13-2012, 12:33 PM   #42
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:16 PM   #43
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I go to Bosnia almost every summer, and connecting flights from NY to London/Milan/Munich etc. usually end up taking like 10-11 hours, although its not that bad now n days especially since almost every seat has its own personal screen where you can pick what movie/tv show you wanna watch. One thing I should warn you about though is DEFINITELY take a shit before the flight, those little bathrooms on the plane SUCK.
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Old 02-13-2012, 02:22 PM   #44
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I'm not a huge fan of flying. Being tens of thousands of feet up in a metal cylinder scares me, whenever there is a little bit of turbulence I think we're going down, whenever there is a lot, I sh*t my pants. I know the stats say on planes crashing, but still I don't like fkn with that flying ish. However, I've found the not sleeping the night before works really well for me. It allows me to sleep the flight away, usually it is intermittent sleep but it still makes the flight go faster.

To answer the OP, the longest flight I have been on was 11 hours to Frankfurt.
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Years ago I took a valium followed by a double scotch at the beginning of a flight to Hawaii. I fell asleep over St. Louis and woke up in Maui.
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