(Closed) Long Flight. I need help

posted 7 years ago in Travel
Post # 3
3166 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

lol i thought you wrote “we’re gonna break up”

on long flights, i usually just watch the inflight movie/show if i’m not reading or listening to music. that or try to sleep – daydream about what we’ll do when we land. i could play mahjong on my phone for hours though!

Post # 4
88 posts
Worker bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

How about sudoku, crossword puzzles, travel size guess who, bring a dvd player to watch a movie.  There are plenty of items/games you could bring to pass the time.

Post # 5
2407 posts
Buzzing bee

Try to mix it up. Read for a bit, then watch a movie, then maybe a crossword or something. Maybe bring some cards? 

Don’t worry, you’ll be fine. My first-ever plane ride was a 13-hour flight to Japan. You’d be surprised how quickly they go by.

Post # 6
2233 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

The best thing to do on long flights is to sleep. I usually start off reading some magazines or a book. Typically after an hour of this I end up falling asleep and only waking up for the food. For me the worst part is that last hour or so because I wake up and can’t go back to sleep. 

Fiance is usually passed out the whole time haha


Post # 9
204 posts
Helper bee

I recommend watching any movie that seems every remotely interesting/tolerable.  I just took a trans-Pacific flight and watching movies helped keep me from watching the minutes slowly tick by.  Even if I can’t fall asleep, I try to spend some time with my eyes closed, usually listening to music, both to passt he time and to help myself feel a little better rested on arrival.  Have a great time in Hawaii!

Post # 10
1276 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I usually get a crossword book! That keeps me occupied for awhile when I’m not watching movies!

Post # 11
1401 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I travel internationally a LOT (it’s 30 hours of air time to see my folks and 12 to see FI), so 13 hours is pretty normal for me, and I never seem to get really bored. Just bring your own earphones, as they’ll most likely try to sell you your headset to watch the movies they have on board. I usually miss sleep on flights because the movies keep me too entertained… which is pretty sad, now that I think about it. 

But let’s break this down:

For each of your flights, you’ll probably have 30 minutes of takeoff and 30 minutes of landing time, which (if you are generous and allow yourself to be fully entertained by the process) is 2 hours off of your total flight time. Then there is the drinks cart which will come around after you’re coasting (30 minutes of people watching and libation anticipation), then the meal cart which will come by about halfway through (a good 45 minutes of eating and watching people), which is then followed by another after-dinner coffee/tea cart (another 20-30 minutes), adding up to a total of 3.5 hours of entertainment, give or take. So that 3.5 hours in addition to the takeoff/landing two means you’re down to 7.5 hours to kill. That’s like three movies. Usually I can find three movies I like, especially if it’s in the fall when all the summer blockbusters are playing on flights! I wouldn’t worry about it too much. 

Post # 12
4803 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

They sell things you can connect to your ipod to extend the battery life, that could be useful if you’re an angry birds fan. Or you could bring your guestbook on the plane and read everything people wrote!

Post # 13
321 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

oomg..i’m nervous about a 12 hour flight to London too! For me, anything over 5 hours is super long. I’ve taken a few short red eyes and have never been able to sleep well and I would arrive at our destination super groggy and cranky…..it is no fun….so this time, I’m actually registering for bridal shower gifts that I can use for my honeymoon like a travel pillow and also an eye mask….LOL…I am even considering buying some sort of sleeping pills…not sure yet though as i’m nervous since i’ve never taken sleeping aids and i hear its bad if you take them for the first time on a plane..yeah i want to enjoy myself this time…hope we both can figure something out to pass the time and sleep! =P

Post # 14
9056 posts
Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2010

We did a 16 hour flight to Paris with very little problems.  Our plane on the way there had personal screens you could hook your own headphones to with plenty of options for fairly new movies, and also had plug ins so you could charge phones/ipods/cameras etc.  Then on the way home we had half the flight with just the communal screen, but they actually played decent movies so I watched those, had my meals, and snoozed.  No big deal!

Post # 15
11167 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

I absolutely hate flying but consider it a necessary evil.

For me I like to see what is going on and have a hard time sleeping through the flight so I am all about movies, magazines (books require too much attention) and games on my phone. Your flight might even have wireless so you can chat on WB the whole time.

Oh and I always have a drink before boarding, otherwise it is anxiety ahoy!


Post # 16
26 posts

how abt downloading a movie to see in the flight?

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