Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 742 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
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (12 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 727 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