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How Do You Pass Time In Flight?  
User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3222 posts, RR: 9
Posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15440 times:

What do you do during flights (long or short)? I usually bring a ton of magazines, a good book, my computer (with DVD's and a power adapter). I listen to "9" on United. I look at the beautiful earth. I write in my journal.

If I am not alone, I play backgammon with my partner.


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User currently offlineRdwootty From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2005, 905 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15435 times:

Just check the talent and see if you can join the mile high club!!:D

User currently offlineClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4660 posts, RR: 23
Reply 2, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15421 times:

* Sample the fine cuisine on board
* Drink. Copiously. Especially champagne.
* Watch a movie or TV show
* Listen to music
* Read the inflight magazine, check out the duty free catalogue
* Use the bathroom (see point 2)
* Look out the window at the passing scenery
* Chat to the Flight Attendants as much as possible after service



I do quite enjoy a spot of flying - more so when it's not in Economy!
User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15421 times:

On United I listen to 'Chan 9', otherwise on long flights it always gets to the stage where I just fidget. I wish I could sleep like other people.

PurpleBox.



Next Flights:STH-ATH-STN (A3), BHX-INV-BHX(BE), LCY-FRA-BOG(LH), EZE-FRA-LHR(LH)
User currently offlineAirwave From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 1117 posts, RR: 3
Reply 4, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 15410 times:

Usually I just read and listen to either Channel 9 on UA or music on my Shuffle. I don't know why, but I don't like to clutter up the tray-table with stuff, whether it's my laptop or not.

And if I'm fortunate enought to get (close to) a window seat, my face is plastered to the plastic for the duration of the flight, lol.



When you do things right, people won't be sure you've done anything at all.
User currently offlineAerofan From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1517 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15383 times:

Depends on the carrier

On VS I eat like a pig, sleep like a baby, watch as many movies as possible. and hope to get a head massage.

on carriers without PVT, I use my ipod and a book and pray for the flight to be over soon


User currently offlineVatveng From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1011 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15372 times:

Dead-tree IFE. Or an audiobook on my iPod.


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User currently offlineRolfen From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15364 times:

On transatlantic flights, get drunk, without hesitation. After that anything seems like fun.


rolf
User currently offlineCedars747 From Norway, joined Dec 2005, 2721 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15362 times:

I listen to Pavarotti,drink champagne and dream about my next flight!
Regards
Alex!!!  champagne 



Tengo una pasion por la aviacion !لدي شغف للطيران !I have a passion for aviation !
User currently offlineTinkerBelle From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15320 times:

Quoting Aerofan (Reply 5):
and hope to get a head massage.

You know, that would be more fun if you remove he last word  biggrin 

I normally bring my ipod with me and listen to music. I also love movies on ultra long haul flights. I drink maybe a couple of beers coz I hate having to excuse myself to use the bathroom every half an hour which is normally what ends up happening anyways.

Last but not least, I just crooss my fingers when I first board the flight hoping to sit next to some cute blonde.....who knows, mile high club isn't that hard to join  biggrin 


User currently offlineDL4EVR From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 641 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15314 times:

Well first I have my meal, usually simultaneously watching the PTV. Takes about a half hour. After that I either read or play Su Doku (includibly addictive!!!)


We Love To Fly And It Shows.
User currently offlineSampa737 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 637 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15313 times:

iPod, iPod, iPod and don't forget your iPod.

User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 15288 times:

Copius amounts of booze, sleep all the way, snore like a train and keep everyone else awake  Smile


One day you are the pigeon, the next the statue ...
User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 15231 times:

As I don't usually fly on flights with PTV's, I...
*Watch the movie being shown.
*Look out the window and try to get good pictures for an a.net trip report  Smile
*Try (and fail) to sleep
*Use my laptop for its 45 minutes of battery life (sometimes less)
*Do my homework
*Read, read, read
That's about all I can do. Regardless, flying is the greatest thing in the world.



From YVR
User currently offlineBradWray From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 650 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 15223 times:

-Do something on my laptop- Football manager, Watch a DVD, Do my coursework ect..

-Watch Mariah, Fergie, Chrsitina, and Ronaldinho's brilliance on my Video iPod

-Listen to arctic monkeys on the iPod V

-Read magazines

-Spot the female talent  Wink

-Stare out of the window



Hamilton: English for 'Alonso's bitch' :D
User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 15209 times:

Listen to my iPod and read - usually bring a couple of magazines and a book. If I'm in an exit row seat (or the rare occasions I've flown business class), watch a movie or play games on my laptop, at least until the battery dies if there's no power port.

If I'm on B6 I'll watch TV if something's on - flying back from TPA Sunday I watched the second half of "Caddyshack", one of the greatest movies ever made...  Silly

Quoting BradWray (Reply 14):
-Spot the female talent

Oh, yeah, if there is any. I have incredibly bad luck in this regard, it never fails - any hot girl on the plane will be seated at least 10 rows away from me, while I get to enjoy the company of some bickering senior citizens...


User currently offlineIAHFLYR From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 16, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 15194 times:

CO....pre-departure beverage

After 10,000' a beverage and some sort of snack/meal

Laptop, onboard movie, magazine......anything to avoid the bordem that is flying with the obnoxious passenger next to you! Where are all the fun outgoing people on airplanes?



Any views shared are strictly my own and do not a represent those of any former employer.
User currently offlineExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 15192 times:

Quoting IAHFLYR (Reply 16):
Laptop, onboard movie, magazine......anything to avoid the boredom that is flying with the obnoxious passenger next to you! Where are all the fun outgoing people on airplanes?

Not on the flights I'm on!  Silly

I'd love to sit next to a fun, outgoing person or two, but all I ever seem to get seated next to are complaining AARP members and families that are too busy arguing about what they're going to do (or not do) when they get to Florida to have a conversation with anyone else. Oh, and the iPod or LiveTV helps drown out the crying babies.

(90% of my flying is to Florida, does it show?  Silly )


User currently offlineZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7111 posts, RR: 12
Reply 18, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 15189 times:

Eat, watch TV, look out the window, read magazines, sleep.

What else can you do?


User currently offlineBraybuddy From Ireland, joined Aug 2004, 5817 posts, RR: 31
Reply 19, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 15186 times:

On long haul, take a sleeping tab after the meal then flake out. The only way to travel, if you're not in business or first class.

User currently offlineAlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 15181 times:

I wait for meal service, and after that dig out my laptop and play solitaire. For the record I have horrible luck with that game on planes for some reason. I also listen to my iPod for the entire flight (when use of electronics is allowed, except during meals), try to get to the bathroom once (even if I don't need to use it for some reason - probably a plane thing!), and people watch to an extent. If the plane has audio IFE I'll listen to that for a while to save iPod batteries. If there's a movie I'll watch it if I'm interested; otherwise I ignore it. I also look through the airline magazine. For my last flight I bought a sudoku book to work on and that went well. Next month I'll have PTV for the first time (on Frontier) but I still have to decide whether to watch TV or watch the moving map!

User currently offlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4898 posts, RR: 9
Reply 21, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 15176 times:

Eat
Read inflight magazine
Look out window
Fidget



Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offline777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 12341 posts, RR: 18
Reply 22, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 15170 times:
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For me on domestic flights (my domestic flights so far havn't been longer then 1 hour 5 mins) I stare out the window and read the in-flight mag. International flights, read the in-flight mag, look out the window and listen to the IFE

User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 23
Reply 23, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 15162 times:

Flying in cramped coach class: Hoping that the flight will be over soon.
Flying longhaul in Biz: Sipping some Champagne, dining, relaxing, gazing out of the window onto either Greenland or some Polar lights.
No real need for massive PTV/IFE; usually I´m happy with a simple moving map.
-HT



Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1391 posts, RR: 1
Reply 24, posted (8 years 9 months 2 weeks ago) and read 15138 times:
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If theres PTV, thats worth a watch (well, unles s nothigns on...)
Catch a movie, TV show or song on my Portable media center
Read a magazine (Airliner world, or hotdog usually)
Play on my Nintendo DS
Stare out the window randonmly for long amounts of time



The white zone is for immediate loading and unloading of passengers only
25 Jamesbuk : Normally just look out the window or look on the moving map, I even look out the window if its the middle of the night! although doing this i managed
26 MSNtriathlete : Some of my favorites: Bring a US road atlas (such as Rand McNally), which is small enough to fit in my briefcase but has enough geographic detail to b
27 Post contains images FantasticFlyer : Well I always buy a ton of mags before I leave, and I always have my music those are the two things that keep me occupied. Along with the views from m
28 Post contains images Don81603 : Now that would really suck! I used to read, listen to audiobooks on my PDA, star out the window like a zombie or watch the IFE. But now that I've fou
29 57AZ : Continually updating our position fix using nav radios instead of using the Garmin GPS. That way if the Garmin goes out, I can plot our position almos
30 Viv : I read or sleep. I find airline flying extremely boring.
31 MerC : Sleep and alcohol. M
32 Tuffgong : sleep, music, magazine...in no particular order
33 Post contains images HAWK21M : Video Games regds MEL
34 Rejuvenated : Sleep, stretch, eat, IFE - thank god SQ has the best for this category. It's 14" PTV in F along with the the huge array of movies & game selections av
35 Lentigomaligna : Usually I think I'll get something to read in the Airport, and nothing piques my interest, and since I try to pack very very light, I don't bring anyt
36 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : 1) Eat 2) Drink 3) Movie 4) Drink 5) Nap 6) Cockpit visit Cheers, Boeingfanyyz
37 Lono : I just always have... don't know something about a good drink 6 miles high...
38 Post contains images SJUboeingGirl : Drink water, look out the window, listen to some music, watch a movie on my laptop , read Backpacker and National Geographic Adventure and rest
39 TimePilot : I sit there wishing it was over (er, the flight, that is.) - If it's a loooong international flight, I watch the same movies over and over again. I ca
40 Americanairfan : *Make notes of what's taking place Take as many inflight pictures. *Eat lots of food and snacks that I purchased for the flight. *Listen to my iPod. *
41 Jm017 : If there is inflight entertainment, I will watch whatever is on. If not, I will read my book.
42 Post contains images Nonfirm : I like to have a snack then listen to some music while i play video games then get some shut eye and be all refreshed for landing.
43 Baguy : 1. Enjoy takeoff 2.Read 3.Music/Film 4.Eat 5.Music/Film 6.Read 7.Stare blatently into the sky (even in night time) 8.Go to loo 9.Read 10.Enjoy Landing
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