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What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:08 pm

Hey...you know, on long flights that last 16 or 14 hours, or even 10 hours at the shortest, what do you guys do to occupy yourselves? I always get bored after 30 minutes (after takeoff, b/c then there is NOTHING outside the window...)...and the movies certainly cannot keep me occupied for a long time...do you read? (I can't...I get a headache)....do you sleep? (I can't...On any long haul flight I've taken, LAX-Asia or Europe-LA, I SIMPLY CANNOT sleep!!!...if you have a solution, please DO inform me..hehe)....what do ya do? This is the only reason I don't particularly like long hauls...I'd love to hear your guyses ideas and have your inputs...THANKS!

-Adios, have a good one

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:11 pm

I alternate between watching movies and stuff on the IFE, IFE radio channels, reading, listening to my discman, messing around on my laptop, and being bored stupid :-P
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:15 pm

Watch movies and get trashed.....  Nuts


 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:17 pm

I also try to do those things, PER744...but I cannot!!! About a day before I leave, I pack some books, games, magazines, CD player and what not, but then I am too lazy and I feel on board that it will not occupy me...the movies usually are either bad, or the irritating headsets don't work properly (ALWAYS...mine ALWAYS IS BAD!!! EITHER IT DOESN'T WORK, OR THE SOUND IS CHOPPY, WHICH MAKES THE WHOLE THING A PAIN RATHER THAN AN ENJOYMENT!!!!!!)...and I am always unfortunate to be sitting in a place where the TV screens are not very visible, or where the person in front of me has a huge head and is tall...AND WHEN I did have the ONE chance to fly in business class on Swiss fron Delhi - Zurich, WITH PTVs!!! (the economy from ZRH-BOM had it too  Smile), I SLEPT!!! AHHH!!! I do the wrong things at the wrong times...when I have PTV, I sleep...when they aren't there, I don't...AHHH....everything else is too boring, I cannot read and I cannot listen to music...discman, gets too hard to change discs etc, and the inflight entertainment plays the SAME THING ever 12 songs or so...eeekk, and those songs are a hodgepodge of not-so-hot music...Ahhh I get so bored...
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:21 pm

I try to sleep.

I try to get a row at the very back in the middle, 3 seats to myself (I am often successful) and I usually get on the plane very tired. If there is a meal immediately after takeoff I eat it, then put in my earplugs and put on my eye mask and drift off to sleep. On my last trip to Hong Kong I managed 7 hrs each way and about the same to Australia. I always fasten a seatbelt around me in some fashion or another so I don't get harassed by flight attendants.

Another thing that helps make it more comfortable - lots of pillows. I try and get 4 pillows to pad around myself, plus I take an inflatable pillow with me. Once you are relatively comfortable and you have blocked out lots of the noise it is much easier to sleep.

Sometimes sleep comes in small doses - 4 hours, wake up, watch a movie, 3 more hours...
 
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Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:22 pm

meeting as much as possible members of the Mile High Club Big grin
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:25 pm

Lol, thanks for your inputs XNV and Going64...Xnv, your advice will be helpful on my next long-haul flight ( Smile), and Going64, excellent plans you have on long-haul flights, lol  Smile

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:45 pm

two words...Bloody Mary
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:49 pm

"What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!"

Simple... Drink until you get shithoused.



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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 4:59 pm

seeing i can never sleep on flights i just hope thay have good movies and lots of food and drinks!  Smile
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 5:05 pm

When I flew MSP-NRT (14 hours) I actually managed to sleep for 6 straight hours. That helped a lot. I didn't watch either of the movies because one I had already seen and the other was that stupid basketball movie with lil' Bow Wow. I took pics of cool cloud formations, air to air traffic, listened to my discman... I also just happened to be sitting by a girl who was of my age and was travelling alone for the first time. She wasn't all that attractive but she was interesting to talk to. Once we landed in NRT I showed her to her gate as she was really nervous.

I realize the movies have to be "PG" but it'd sure be nice if it were like the buses in Taiwan. Several movie channels (one english) with good movies like Blackhawk Down (probably a ripped VCD as the movie wasn't very old at the time, lol) and even a soft porn channel  Big grin

I love flying long hauls... Get to fly on large planes, have full meal service and if it takes you that long to get somewhere than you know it's going to be exotic.

Kris
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Tue Aug 26, 2003 11:48 pm

Milemaster.

LOL, I enjoy your humor. Don't forget to factor in the jetlag, being tired from the long trip and also the cabin pressure and temperature. And those turbulence over the Pacific are a real killer sometimes. Im not questioning whether you you can hold your liquor or not but something tells me I don't want to sit next you.  Big grin

I usually keep it to some beers and some mixed drinks, and the cabin usually gets too cold often and then I got make trips to bathroom and there is usually a damn line, then it's no fun anymore, but thats just me.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:06 am

I drunk myself into wheelchair-bound, resulted in
No entrada España cuz to intoxacation  Innocent
Next morning flight back with a hangover that goes to
history.........
Booze not recommended on long-houlflights  Nuts

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:56 am

for me... on flights to DEL i attempt to sleep but too excited. I try to sleep but i only get a few hours... either that or watching movies.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:01 am

read, catch up on work, maybe watch a movie, and try to sleep. the key is to stay occupied.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:08 am

People think I'm nuts, but I load up on things to do. I bring my PC, my Palm (loaded with Monopoly and other games), an MP3 player, a deck of cards, a novel, a couple of magazines and some stationery (catch up on my correspondence).

Oh, and I bring along a bottle of Ativan so that I can sleep.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:21 am

Talk with other people, and speak with crew!!
If you speak with someone time goes verry fast!

Also walking arround can help!........also a lot of airline crew like to speak with people, and if you are lucky you may be able to get some bottle of wine from the F/A!

Anyway drinking too much alcohol is not good, and you will feel really bad when you arrive, and it will take longer to get over your jet-leg!

regards,
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:56 am

I've started to rent DVD from Blockbuster to watch on my laptop. With the EM-Power cable I can watch my own movies for the entire flight if I want. On my last ATL - AMS - ATL trip, I took 3 DVD's each containing 5 episodes of CSI (the weekly rental for these "series" type DVD's is only $3.99/DVD. I really should have taken 4 because I ran out of episodes with about 2 hours to go on the return.

Made the trip go a lot quicker, particularly because DL is showing a lot of really old and bad movies lately.

Just last month they were showing Wall Street and Working Girl. Both these movies are about 15 years old.

I love to read, but I find that I can't take enough stuff to keep me entertained the entire flight because of the weight. I hope that the digital book readers come down in price because I'd love to load up 30 or more magazines and take them in one convenient package.

Just my thoughts.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:01 am

Like you, I can't sleep on planes very well - even in first class. One thing I do for long flights as well as long car trips is to get some good books on tape. Actually, I rent the books on CD from the library and convert them to mp3 for my pocket pc. The advantage over listening to books rather than reading them or watching a movie, is that you can rest your eyes, and they can be more interesting.

It is a good way to listen to some of the old classics you should have read back in high school instead of reading the cliff notes.

I bought some noise cancelling headphones, and a good quality neck pillow and eye mask. Although I never sleep, I always feel rested.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:10 am

On extremely long flights that last more than 9 hours, I try to get as much sleep as possible. When that fails, I end up talking to the flight crew (my favorite thing to do.) in the back by the galley. I also tend to watch a lot of movies on my laptop and on the IFE. If I business work to catch up on, then I do that. But if I can sleep I will. Recently from SEA-LGW on Northwest, worked all the way to DTW (the 757-300 was jammed packed.) Then from DTW-LGW, the DC-10-30 was virtually empty so I overtook a whole row of seats and preceeded to sleep throughout the remainder of the flight.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:29 am

I usually pop two or three benadryl or alleve, take a new copy of Rolling Stone and/or Maxim Blender (the best music magazine ever) and it takes me about 2 hours or so to read one of those from cover to cover. I then get out the American Traveler and gaze at that for awhile, look at new routes, the route map, then I gaze out the window looking for other planes.

Next is dinner - chicken or beef tips, usually I pick chicken and salad and the caramel brownie crunch square thing. This is accompanied by usually 6-7 Tanqueray and Tonics to get me feeling alright. By this time I'm giddy and I turn on Raymond or whatever other show they have on and laugh at stupid jokes for an hour or so. Then I look for flight attendants to flirt with (especially on the way back home to Dallas cuz they might live there), that usually doesn't work, so then I try to sleep but I'm so excited that in a few hours I'll be in Europe so I sit there for hours. Gotta love it!
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:39 am

I drink. Heavily. Then I take either Tylenol PM or a handful of prescription drugs depending on how lucky I was with getting my doctor on the day before since I had forgotten until then.

I then become the world's most easy to deal with longhaul passenger.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:46 am

You gotta get out your banjo and start strummin.
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:49 am

Get piss bored and hope that the aircraft can fly as fast as a Concorde. I have been on a 14 hr SFO-TPE EVA AIR B 747-400 Combi flight and it was full and dead boring.

More than 8 hrs for me is torture thats why I prefer two or three stops on my way to India-Pak every summer from YYZ.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 3:54 am

Crown on the rocks and a 2mg Xanax. Can usually sleep for 8 hours.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:01 am

Skyy Vodka and cranberry, Any Michael Crichton books, Maxim, My trusty CD player, LiveTV, and a good sandwich.


That should keep me occupied from JFK to ROC!! (45 min. flight)

Seriously, just bring stuff you know will keep you occupied. My Dad travels DTW-NRT many a time and says sleeping and reading do the trick.

 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:07 am

Greg:
Is Xanax the same as Xanor, a benzodiazepam
like Valium?
I´ve tried it on JFK-LAX flight, slept like a child
for 6 hours......*time just flies*
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 4:42 am

Simple steps to take:-

Hit the bar before departure,a few JD and cokes go down great.

When the first drink service comes round,have another JD or 2.

With dinner have some wine.

After dinner wash it all down with some JD.

Fall asleep to the movie(s)

If you wake up or cannot sleep,head to the galley,chat up the FA's whilst haveing a few more JD's.

When you have had enough JD and tired of talking head back to your seat and try to sleep.

Heck,works for me.

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:31 am

Usually try sleeping. But that only usually works on empty flights or if I'm dead tired. I watch whatever is on the IFE which is usually nothing. Listen to my cd player and read a book or magazine. Last flight I took from SFO-SYD the flight was virtually empty. I took the 4 middle seats to myself and slept for a good 8 or 9 hours.

Are you going somewhere A330Fan1?

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 6:42 am

I usually watch a couple of movies on the PTV, read a book, sleep and eat. Every few hours I will go for a walk to the door area behind the toilets (usually I am on a 744 in J class) and look out the window. There will usually be someone else there doing the same as me so I will have a little chat and then head back to the seat. My wife on the other hand has the extraordinary ability to fall asleep immediately after takeoff and wake again at touchdown Big grin
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:06 am


on my last trip i resorted to sleeping pillsand the trip was a dream. literally. i
i flew jfk to tokyo and back on AA, and was asleep like a baby the ENTIRE trip, something i could never do before. I woke up in the middle to go to eat or visit the loo and then promptly fell back asleep.12 hours flew by amazingly fast. incidentally, AA's more room throughout coach really did help on this long a flight.

get a prescription for something strong; if you can't, pop a few benadryls...
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:13 am

Westward ex MEL is easy: book an afternoon departure, hit the bar before departure, watch the movies up to Asia with a few drinks, or just gaze at the vastness of the Australian outback. After departing (usually) SIN enjoy a couple more drinks, pop some antihistamines enjoy a good bottle of red with dinner. Sleep 8 hours and arrive semi-normal into LHR in the early hours ready to attack a new day.

Eastward ex LHR: hit the pub all day before departing, pop the antihistamines on boarding, crash. Wake up in SIN for a walk. Re-board, pop some more pills, dinner, snatch a couple of hours before descent into home. Feel like the proverbial for a couple of days!!

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:13 am

N6376M, Thats a great idea. i will have to do that sometime. But yes i usually just watch the PTV's, listen to music, sleep (or at least try to), read, and play around on my laptop. Hope you find someway to help you pass the time on your longhaul flights. Cheers!

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 7:58 am

Sit back and relax. watch the movies (depending on the movie). EATING is good but unfortunately there is the after effects
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:15 am

I have flown to Europe about 8 times and each time I tried to drink a ton of alcohol, thinking I would finally get wasted and pass out. Well guess what? That doesn't work for me. I am a "wide-awake" drunk and that is not a pretty sight. I'm not a good drunk to begin with.

So, when I found out I was going to Korea for some company orientation training, I went to the Doctor to ask for a sleeping pill. He gave me a prescription for Xanax. He only wrote it for 10 pills !!

That day, I worked all day at work, went to my wife's high school's football game that night and then finally went out to DFW to catch the flight. It left around 12.30 a.m. at the time. I am a big guy, 280lbs., so I took two of the pills instead of just one and I did not drink ANY alcohol, which is a first for me. I got in the middle of the very empty B-777 and had a row of five seats to myself. I slept like a baby !! I think I probably slept for about 11 hours total. I had no hangover from the Xanax, nor did I have a hang-over from drinking too much booze, since I didn't drink any. Drinking alcohol, according to my doctor, actually works the opposite to what many people believe it does. It actually somehow stimulates a person and it dehydrates a person, especially on an airliner.

I love a good beer or probably too many beers every now and then, so I don't want you to think that I am preaching about not drinking because I am not trying to do that. What I do recommend is going to the Doctor and get a prescription for either Xanax or Ambien. Those are the two "brand-name" sleeping pills in the US. Both work very well.

Good luck !!


Jay
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 10:34 am

I haven't been on any "killer" longhauls, like 14 hours. I've done transatlantic flights between ATL and various cities in Europe, so those weren't nearly that long. The longest was about 5 weeks ago from MXP to ATL on a Delta 763 and it was 10 hours and 8 minutes. You can skim this report if you want to know exactly:< https://www.airliners.net/discussions/trip_reports/read.main/34552/6/>. To tell you the truth, I really don't know what I did exactly. I read only 60 pages of a book, watched one movie, and just stared out the window and ate every couple of hours when we were fed. Part of this is that I really love every aspect about aviation, especially the act of flying. I like longhaul flights even better because you can really settle in and savor the experience. Anyway, part of making it not seem so long to me is to watch any movies if they are something that you wouldn't hate. Even if you might not like it much, it's still something to do that beats sitting in one spot for eight, ten, or even fourteen hours. Another thing is to not speed through any food you get. Take a little time to eat it. That always helps me. I like to occasionally walk around the cabin just to stretch. My final thing is to not see how long is left and dread it. If I've already been in the air for four hours and the Airshow says there are still over six left, I just don't think about how long that is. I just take the flight as it comes and live it in the moment, not in the amount of time that six hours is. If there happen to be PTVs and you have the good fortune of it having games, then that is nice too.  Smile

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 12:34 pm

You can always try a sleeping pill if you can't force yourself to sleep.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 1:06 pm

The best thing is to sleep in the AISLE! Last time, I could sleep in 8 hrs...very comfy and no turbulence as well.
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:12 pm

I case I want to (or have to) arrive fit on my destination here is my list.

1) Set your watch to your destination time

2) Make the F/A bring you a bottle or clear, non-gas water. That is one liter normally, which should be enough for about two hours

3) When the first choice of food can be made, look at your watch. In the morning, eat proteins, in the evening , eat carbonhydrates.

4) Now, try to sleep as long as possible.

5) When you wake up, determine the time, if it is evening / night, keep on sleeping, if not GET UP. Walk around, chat with the crew.

6) Get more water.

7) Watch a movie, work, or, at night, try to sleep some more. Take sleeping pills ONLY if you have to.

8) More Water.

9) If food is served, see above's schedule.

10) Water.

11) Walk around before landing, go to the lav and try to at least brush your theeth, have a chat with the crew or do some stretching on a free space.

12) Arrive in an fit, socially acceptable state.


Some quick rules:
1) Drink. One liter per two hours of flight (thats one gallon per 7 hours of flight about)
2) Never touch alcohol
3) Sleep as much as possible
4) Drink
5) Don't use the IFE/PTV. It strains your eyes.
6) Walk around often. If you see they're talkative, have a chat with the crew.
7) Drink
8) Eat regularly but little per meal
9) Do some streching here and there if possible. Catch up work between the sleeping, phases
10) Drink

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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:17 pm

As a crewmember I fly JFK-NRT at least twice a month and the flight time going to NRT is right about 12 hours and slightly less coming back. Once I got to Deadhead. I passed the time by taking the time to enjoy my meal, write out checks for that months bills, wrote my best friends to let them know I appreciate them. ( I never normally do that ). Watched "bringing down tha house" Perused the duty free catalog trying on some Gucci glasses. Dozed for 2 hours. Chatted with the crew. Ate prearrival meal, freshened up and watched the arrival through the window and the airshow map.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:26 pm

sailor orion.......so i should drink? lol

thanks for the good advice, and yes, that way is better than getting drunk, and more legal for me!
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Wed Aug 27, 2003 2:28 pm

I know most of you have healthy livers, but do be careful about taking products containing acetaminophen and mixing alcohol with it. A lot of nurses I work with don't even use this (US brand name Tylenol) at home anymore (use ibuprofen instead).

It's probably okay once in a while, but there are now warnings about mixing alcohol and Tylenol right on the back of the medicine bottle.

What about melatonin? I haven't used it but some other folks on this board have tried it and it seems to have some success (but you need to experiment beforehand to find the right dose for you).
 
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Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:27 am

I used to smoke pot before they installed those @#$% smoke detectors in the toilets.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:58 am

I cannot recommend Xanax enough but Greg wasted a ful 1mg. All you need is .5 or 1mg max plus two drinky drinks and voila! This put me put out for 12 hrs on a first class trip with JAL from Tokyo to SFO. The only disappointment was that I missed the entire experience. Was scheduled to fly home in NW coach but managed to bust my way up front on JAL (last two seats for me and my wife) afetr NW cancelled their flight from Bangkok to Narita.

My recommendation always on long flights is drinks and pills or a whopper piece of trash fiction like King to keep you busy. Tiny IFEs are great for a few hours but don't do the trick for a real long haul.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 1:30 pm

Go stark crazy....jk. I watch movies, IFE, listen to my CD player, read, sleep(still unsuccessfully...I cant sleep in the air), walk around....always ask to see the flight deck...which used to work, but not so often any more... Sad
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:37 pm

With 'drink' I was referring to non-alcoholic stuff, preferably plain, non-gased water.

Oh yeah, something else:
X) Wear baggy clothes and sneakers onboard if you have the desire to feel comfy onboard.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:48 pm

Never been on any flight longer than 8 hours, although my trips are 20-hour plus.
Typical things I do:
- Bloody Mary, Pineapple juices, nuts prior to take off
- USANA essentials (multivitamins/minerals) along the meal, along one tablet of 1.5mg Lexotanil (usually I sleep like a baby afterwards)

Had return flights with Gulf Air, and Emirates from Australia to middle east, first class, and arrived feeling relaxed and energetic.
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:49 pm

Buy a gameboy and bring lots of games
 
Kempa
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Thu Aug 28, 2003 11:50 pm

SailorOrion,

The baggy clothes is certainly a good suggestion, unless you are flying first class on an airline that gives out pajamas.

I usually take my shoes off shortly after departure. If you do this on an overnight flight, please make sure that you put on clean, dark socks shortly before departure. I have been "bothered" more than once by a strong cheese odor emanating from fellow passengers who had put on their socks in the morning, walked around all day, and boarded the plane in the evening feeling entitled to take their shoes off and share their foot fumes with the rest of the cabin. Ah, the dark socks are because the carpet in the plane is never clean enough...

Kempa
 
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RE: What Do You Do On 16 Hour Flights!?!

Fri Aug 29, 2003 12:03 am

SailorOrion: thanks, I think you gave the best advice available in the whole topic!

I really don't like the idea of make yourself drunk or take pills...

Regards
Frederic

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