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User currently offlineTg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 19 hours ago) and read 758 times:

On almost all my longhaul fligts , where Ihave been able to catch somekind of sleep, my eyes have always been dry and somethimes red when I wake up. You also feel kindof dry alover when you wake up. I know this is due to dry air, and since you are exposed fro this air much more on longhaul, I was wondring what the crew dues to avoid what i will call "dryness" Is it something that I as a normal pax can do?
And are the air in the cockpit different from the one in the maincabin?

Is the solution to fly the 717, which i have haerd has very nice and "fresh" air

tg 747-300


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User currently offlineSQ325 From Germany, joined Jul 2001, 1452 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 752 times:

There is no way to avoid the dryness in the cabin! The cabin air is socalled bleedair and the the air in 30000ft is dry! I hate this.

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 745 times:

You must drink a lot of water, no alcohol, and not too much coffee.

Patrick


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 743 times:

I get it all the time, on the AWACS I'm up for 8 to a max in the air of over 21 hours and I'm regularly up for 12-16 hours for these Noble Eagle missions. THe best thing I do is drink lots of water and gatorade. I mean a lot. Otherwise my sinuses get bad, etc. It gets very dry, and there is nothign the flight eng can do about it. I've noticed the same on commercial flights, though not as bad for some reason, maybe because I'm not airborne as long, but still a little dryness. Another things to bring is Chapstick, that helps the dry lips.


Sidenote-Flying with a hangover makes it Ten times worse, I don't recommend it  Sad


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 738 times:

Good idea Lt-AWACS. Next time I try it with Gatorade because it taste better than water.

Patrick


User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (12 years 9 months 1 week 18 hours ago) and read 733 times:

yea if you just drink water it starts to actually drain your body and can make you feel worse, in my experiance.

The gatorade helps put some 'kick' back in your body. If you don't like gatorade to strong try mixing it with water (I know folks who do that) or get the powdered kind. Hope it helps. Ciao.


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