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PhilDernerJr
06-05-2007, 12:34 PM
This Thursday evening I leave on a trip that will take me to an Asian destination....lasting 14 hours.

I was thinking about not sleeping much the night before and triyng to snooze out as much as I can...but even if I sleep a full 8 hours....I sitlll have 6 hours left!

I don't have a portable DVD player and a laptop would only last about 2 hours (and with no internet, it's useless to me).

I might bring rollerblades and skate up and down the aisles of the widebody, but I don't know.

I cna bring some books, but I can't read that long, and I can't concentrate that good on planes anymore.

Any ideas on how to pass the time?

RDU-JFK
06-05-2007, 12:41 PM
I just did Washington, DC to Seoul, Korea and Seoul to JFK. About 14 hours each leg.

I ate the meal and just hung around for the first 3 or so hours, listened to some tunes, then I forced myself to sleep on and off for the next 4 or 5 hours. I read some and then we got another meal. The final 2 hours makes you go nuts. Korean Air had decent IFE options. Coming back, I watched Apocalypto. That killed a few hours, which was a plus.

You have to sleep for at least a few hours just to kill some time. It wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be. The first 4 or 5 hours actually go by really fast.

PhilDernerJr
06-05-2007, 12:41 PM
I might bring some VHS casettes to play onthe aircraft's movie screens.

NYCMedic
06-05-2007, 10:36 PM
Oh come on Phil, your flight time is 9hr 55min. I do however feel bad for you in regards to the 16hr 45min you have to spend in that God Awful "Asian" City you are going to.

cancidas
06-05-2007, 11:08 PM
lack of sleep the ngiht before and nyquil always worked for me.

PhilDernerJr
06-06-2007, 07:24 AM
Oh come on Phil, your flight time is 9hr 55min. I do however feel bad for you in regards to the 16hr 45min you have to spend in that God Awful "Asian" City you are going to.

9:55? 2205z to 1200 falls 5 minutes short of 14 hours.

And, yeah, I don't know if I should be more concerned about the layover or the flight. Ugh.

Oh, and I hear a cyclone will be passing north through Iran onThursday. That should help out my trip as well. :roll:

Ari707
06-06-2007, 10:55 AM
Just be safe in that "Asian" city

RDU-JFK
06-06-2007, 12:12 PM
hahaha when I think of Asian I assume East Asian...

Matt Molnar
06-06-2007, 12:17 PM
Man, you guys need to fly to more "me love you long time" Asian places rather than "DURKA DURKA, MOHAMMED JIHAD" Asian places.

hiss srq
06-06-2007, 12:49 PM
What Asian destination might this be?

USAF Pilot 07
06-06-2007, 03:10 PM
A bottle of Jim Bean will probably do the trick.... ;)

but seriously though, it will work wonders....

PhilDernerJr
06-10-2007, 07:27 PM
Well, I'm back home and kinda tired.

The 14 hour flight wasn't TOO bad. I laid down across 4 seats and slept about 7 hours on and off, though others around me were out cold for as much as 10.

I spent the other 7 hours doing a litlte reading, a lot of eating and looking out the window. My Ipod helped me out for about an hour and a half, as I paced up and down the aisles of the plane mouthing songs to myself.

AirtrafficController
06-10-2007, 09:00 PM
well I hoped you enjoyed the flight and get some rest

Matt Molnar
06-11-2007, 12:34 AM
On these trips where you have to work when you arrive at a random time of day after a lengthy flight, then you turn around and go home or head for another faraway stop, do you bother changing your watch, or is everything in Zulu time?

PhilDernerJr
06-11-2007, 01:39 AM
I keep NY time on my watch, and that's mostly becuase I plan my sleep around NY time to decrease the amount of recovery that I need when I do get home.

I've learned to do quick math in my head when looking at my watcht o figure out zulu and local times of wherever I am as well. It's much easier forme to work off of zulu time, except for when I'm talking and dealing with locals who are obviously only going by local time.

rgaddis
06-11-2007, 07:45 AM
Good seeing you in that "Asian" destination. The fact that I arrived after you and departed before you simply proves that I am the supreme dictator of all I see.

Informant
06-11-2007, 02:33 PM
Are you flying in military transports?