Zrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 2955 posts, RR: 9 Posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 13429 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.
ClassicLover From Ireland, joined Mar 2004, 4579 posts, RR: 24 Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 13410 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!
You know, that would be more fun if you remove he last word
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
Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 3 hours ago) and read 13220 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
*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.
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9 Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 13198 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...
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...
ExFATboy From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2974 posts, RR: 9 Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 13181 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!
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.
AlexPorter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 13170 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!
777ER From New Zealand, joined Dec 2003, 11675 posts, RR: 16 Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 13159 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
HT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6511 posts, RR: 25 Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 13151 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.
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 !
FlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1366 posts, RR: 1 Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 13127 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 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 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.