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    What to do on a 10h flight?

    Some hours on a plane, some hours on a terminal, some hours on another plane. I have a cellphone that can probably play one movie before running out of battery. Might last more if I burn the time using it for some silly games.

    I do have an MP3 that could play the whole time. But I guess I'm going to get bored about hearing music for that lon

    Also, the current TV show I'm watching is the whole 13 seasons of "MayDay - Air Crash Dissasters" which might not be appropriate.

    So I need suggestions on what to do and how to burn the time.
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    My old method was books and airport bars, I do not miss flying constantly.
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    They will probably have at least one in fight movie.
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    Check to see if they have usb plugs on your plane and grab a copy of a James Michener novel.
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    Do you have a girlfriend?????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wanderer View Post
    Do you have a girlfriend?????
    and some PEDs.

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    Most terminals have outlets for chargers.

    i bring a book of crossword puzzles and a novel.

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    10 hr flight? Mile high club.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ModoVincere View Post
    10 hr flight? Mile high club.
    Three times.
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    See if 1st class has a kitchen table and rebuild a tranny.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    See if 1st class has a kitchen table and rebuild a tranny.
    Would that qualify as a 4th time?
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    Take two Benadryls and request to be woken up at destination.
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    You, I don't generally think of you as clueless. You're kind of ok.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Would that qualify as a 4th time?
    Only if he doesn't run out of tranny fluid.

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    Find out what type of aircraft you are flying on and if it has power outlets and what type. This will solve your battery problem. Also ask about movies or entertainment systems on the jet. Borrow a kindle or check out a book. Crossword puzzles or soduku. If you are lucky, you'll sit next to somebody interesting and maybe strike up a conversation. Overwing exit rows have more leg room but the seat might not recline if there is another exit row behind it, i.e. two over wing exit rows. Best ride is over wing or forward, worst is towards the tail.

    Hhmm....some of the more entertaining stuff I've seen that keeps the crews amused:

    Ask the fight attendants to identify every island, town, or river you cross over. They'll call the flight deck and ask them so you'll get the added benefit of getting more people involved in your quest for knowledge.

    Laugh hysterically at random times for no apparent reason.

    Unpack all your carry on belongings and ask other people to hold them for you.

    Do your laundry in the lav.

    Give yourself a pedicure.

    Speak with an middle eastern accent, act suspicious by rapidly running towards the cockpit, carry odd articles into the lav, break out a prayer rug and ask the flight crew to fly towards Mecca.

    Place a small article in the overhead bin and claim it as yours and yours only. Applying a Name tag or flag marking your territory is optional.

    Claim to be a Federal Air Marshall.
    Flying a jet is no different than riding a bicycle. It's just a lot harder to put baseball cards in the spokes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mconlonx View Post
    Take two Benadryls and request to be woken up at destination.
    Yeah, sleep. I don't need Benadryl to do that, but sleep is what I'd do.
    A conclusion is the place where you got tired of thinking. - S. Wright

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    Quote Originally Posted by Will G View Post
    Find out what type of aircraft you are flying on and if it has power outlets and what type. This will solve your battery problem. Also ask about movies or entertainment systems on the jet. Borrow a kindle or check out a book. Crossword puzzles or soduku. If you are lucky, you'll sit next to somebody interesting and maybe strike up a conversation. Overwing exit rows have more leg room but the seat might not recline if there is another exit row behind it, i.e. two over wing exit rows. Best ride is over wing or forward, worst is towards the tail.

    Hhmm....some of the more entertaining stuff I've seen that keeps the crews amused:

    Ask the fight attendants to identify every island, town, or river you cross over. They'll call the flight deck and ask them so you'll get the added benefit of getting more people involved in your quest for knowledge.

    Laugh hysterically at random times for no apparent reason.

    Unpack all your carry on belongings and ask other people to hold them for you.

    Do your laundry in the lav.

    Give yourself a pedicure.

    Speak with an middle eastern accent, act suspicious by rapidly running towards the cockpit, carry odd articles into the lav, break out a prayer rug and ask the flight crew to fly towards Mecca.

    Place a small article in the overhead bin and claim it as yours and yours only. Applying a Name tag or flag marking your territory is optional.

    Claim to be a Federal Air Marshall.
    Tell the flight crew the flight is going to fly directly over your destination, and ask for a parachute so you can jump out when the plane flies over it. Tell them you're DB Cooper if they ask who you are.

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    Quote Originally Posted by skijor View Post
    See if 1st class has a kitchen table and rebuild a tranny.
    Better yet, rebuild one of the turbofans or an AC pack or something.
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    Are books no longer being published?
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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Are books no longer being published?
    People still read?
    Quote Originally Posted by Nicodemus regarding mconlonx View Post
    You, I don't generally think of you as clueless. You're kind of ok.
    I know next to nothing. I am frequently wrong.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caloso View Post
    Are books no longer being published?
    Apparently, books now require USB power 0.o
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    Flying sucks and I'd avoid it if at all possible.

    if you can't, sleep.
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    If I only had a laptop and a flight with a good internet connection. I could easily do 10 hours straight of forahora.
    "Hoy es un dia normal, pero yo voy a hacerlo intenso" ~ Juanes

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    Make good use of the liquids on flights rules:
    http://imatravelninja.com/2012/05/16...n-your-flight/

    That might be able to help entertain you for ten hours.
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