How do you guys survive long ass flights?

How do you guys survive long ass flights? I'm not afraid of flying but I'll be on a 14 hour flight later this week (longest flight I've ever been on was 5 and a half hours), and the prospect of having to be stuck in a giant metal can for that long is making me fricking dread it. Do I just take something like a ZZZquil and try to sleep off most of the flight?

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  1. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    I can only do it with an upgraded seat (at least premium economy) for enough space. the traditional ways of reading books, drinking etc help pass the time but ultimately you are just staring into space for much of it

  2. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    u literally just sit and wait
    >t. 195 cm

  3. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    vicodin

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      vicodin is a meme, they add tylenol so dumbfricks go to hospital with liver failure before they OD
      better to take oxycontin

  4. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    When I used to fly to Asia from California a lot I would take nyquil right before I got on the plane and sleep through the first half or so.

  5. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Noise cancelling headphones, close my eyes and listen to music/sleep. Read books, play games, etc. Usually I try to stay up the night before the flight so I can sleep and be somewhat rested by the time I get to where I'm going.

  6. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stay up a bit more than usual the night before
    Tylenol PM as the pain killer+sleep aid is nice
    Download some stupid games to play or watch crappy movies that I never would go to the theaters to watch.

  7. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    14 hour flight
    >sleep for half the flight
    7 hours remain
    >wake up, eat
    8 hours remain
    >take a stretch break, flirt with the stewardesses, watch a movie on my laptop and have a few drinks while everyone else on the plane is asleep and fricking up their biological clock
    6-5 hours remain
    >take another stretch break and flirt with the stewardesses more
    >spend some time on the internet, read a few chapters of a book, more booze
    5-4 hours remain
    >cabin lights come back on
    >eat breakfast
    4-3 hours remain
    >watch another movie, read some more of my book, or continue working on laptop
    1 hour remains
    >put laptop and things away to prepare to landing, more shitposting

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      how do you guys sleep on a plane? are you 5'8?

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      >eating in planes
      why?

  8. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    After the first meal, I use the toilet then start my sleeping routine:
    Earplugs
    Noise cancelling headphones on top of earplugs
    Eye mask
    Cabeau neck pillow that ties to the seat, so you don't fall over
    Melatonin sleep pills
    Wear my jacket and blanket (it gets cold)

  9. 8 months ago
    Anonymous

    aspirin and compression stockings will save you.

  10. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I kinda just got used to it. My last long flight was Singapore to LAX, 15 hours 40 minutes. I grew up flying long distance due to my father being a professor who couldn't hold secure tenure, and so worked everywhere around the globe, excluding below the equator. I imagine that if you didn't grow up doing it, you will never be 100% comfortable with it. tbh I kind of like long flights. Reminds me of my childhood, when the world was a better and less insane place.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      did your dad ever get tenure, Anon? what is he doing now? I left academia last year

  11. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Waxed earplugs. Literally go deaf. Pillow at my lower back. Blinders on fly asia so you dont get woken up by a fat American. Also ssian girle will literally sleep on you mid flight.

  12. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ritalin, coffee, and video games (thanks to the Steam Deck). Used to just load up on movies and anime on my phone, now I can just play shit on my lap for the whole flight.
    I can never sleep on a plane anyways unless I'm dead tired. Grab an energy drink when you land, get to your accomodations, and crash in a proper bed.

  13. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    laughs in australian

    just watch 2 -3 movies, try to sleep and go for walks every couple of hours.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      this is what i loved about the a380
      you could do some full hikes around the plane to keep you sane on a Sydney to London

  14. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Get in-flight wifi for $20.
    Get settled in, look at movie selection.
    Use phone for a bit.
    Meal and drink service.
    2 hour mark - choose a movie to watch with a couple drinks.
    4-5 hour mark - Finish movie, stand up walk around, go to toilet.
    Look at memes on phone for a bit.
    Take a nap or at least close eyes because I don't sleep easily.
    7 hour mark - watch another movie.
    9 hour mark - finish movie, food and drink service again.
    10 hour mark - try to sleep a bit again.
    12 hour mark - wake up, drink service, maybe watch a shorter documentary or tv show
    13-14 hour - suffer and look at live map awaiting landing

    Flew several times Canada to Asia. Used to be only 12.5 hours, but now its like 14 or 14.5 because they can't fly over Russia anymore. I had a good routine for that but now the last 2 hours kills me.

  15. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I heard taking half a xan helps

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Had me out like a light
      Slept through the flight

  16. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I business class since I am not poor
    Then I make LARP posts on SighSee using the in-flight wifi

  17. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    the same way you stare at computer screen immobilised for 16 hours a day at home

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      I normally do that lying down in a comfy bed

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      jerking off to hentai?

  18. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    i've flown on everything from a C-17 in a fold down jumpseat for 11 hours to a private jet. I've flown myself in a GA plane and I've been a passenger on New Zealand's version of their Air Force One.

    its a plane man. you sit in it until its time to get off. eat your meal, conk out for as long as you can, then occupy yourself with whatever form of work or entertainment you're keen on. that's it, and it just ends when it ends.

    the anxiety over this stuff is crap. there is really nothing to it, and you do need to upgrade into some higher cabin to make it. if you get it for free obviously take it, but economy is fine. you just wait.

  19. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    suffer
    meditate

  20. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    If you’re a rich gay go first/business class. At the very least, get a seat upgrade to anything with extra leg room on the aisle. Worth the extra $100 or so.
    But yeah long distance flying sucks. It just sucks, deal with it.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      If you are rich enough to spend thousands of dollars more on an airline ticket then why aren't you just flying private?

      • 7 months ago
        Anonymous

        Private jet will run you 20k minimum. Nevermind intercontinental travel. So if you are actually rich you won't care. But if you are the type of person to call a doctor rich. Then spending that kind of money likely means that is your main expense for the year or even several years depending on your type of holiday. Since you know, that type of person isn't going to be backpacking but rather spending $500 plus alone on hotels or more than a grand a day on a private villa with servants in the swiss alps or some shit.
        The person you replied to is using that "doctors are rich" standard. Which i don't agree with.

        • 7 months ago
          Anonymous

          To add on more half assed perspective about why doctors aren't rich. First i need to clarify that im talking about current and future doctors who started studying say post 2010. My comment doesn't really apply to docs in their 60s/70s who are near retirement and are likely to own clinics plus have 7 to 8 figure networths if they didn't spend all their money on luxury clothes and houses in a prolonged mid life crisis or something. All thanks to being born decades earlier and assets costs being a far lower % than someone from today.
          A young buck in his 20s today is likely to start paying his quarter million dollars in school debt (without scholarships) in his 30s. Pay those off by 35-40 assuming they living the following modest life unless they can live with their parents in their 30s. For the sake of illustration lets say you are a young doc in california with a gdp rivaling germany. You'll be making 160k yearly pre tax. You'll be left with 9k monthly or 110k after. Assuming you are 35-40 with no debt anymore. You now live in a 2 bed room apartment paying $3000 a month because 1 bed room apartments don't exist and i doubt you want to have your closet and bed 10ft away from your stove and sink so no studio either. Take away another 600-700 just for your car payment on a brand new yearly toyota corrola plus insurance and gas. Take another 500 alone for food assuming you don't even eat out at Wendy's or buy some donuts more than once a week. Take out another 500 for general home items and costs from toilet paper brooms to the fridge to washing machine bla bla. That's about $4600 so far. Take out another $1000 for retirement since you need to save atleast something for retirement. Especially considering want to cut social security. So that 40% ss rule you can probably rely on half of that if you are a zoomer or young millenial. 20% of 160k being 32k. Good luck living on that after getting used to your 10-20 years of luxury.

          • 7 months ago
            Anonymous

            So that leaves you with a nice $4400 a month after living fairly modestly. Horray you get to save more than 200 million plus americans make in a year.
            But ah hold on you are 40 years old and don't even own a home. Better start saving for a down payment.
            Since we are talking about 15-20 years in the future then we can assume that 500k home you are eyeing today with 4 rooms is about 750k assuming 5% yearly growth and 2% inflation which uhh .. At this rate isn't going to average out but for sake of illustration. That means you need 150k for downpayment. No worries that just another 3 years . once you have your downpayment and a bit extra for fees. You are now paying about $4800 mortage on a similar to current rate of 7.5% over 30 years. Horray. Taxes utilities and insurance are obviously going to be different state to state but i think we can atleast add in $2000. So you are now 38-45 making 9k a month but paying 6800 of that each month just to live in a nice home. You better like where you live. So after the previous expenses and saving for retirement that leaves you with a nice $1000 to spend on entertainment or what luxury remains. .... But considering you closing in on 50 years we can make your salary closer to 200k. (Higher salaries outpacing inflation) today which would leave you with another $1000 extra for luxury. At $2000 for luxury which in the first place you are already living modestly cooking at home and not even driving fancy cars which uuh.. By then i guess you'll have a self driving merc?
            Of course none of this will apply if you decide to live in indianna or some other cheap state among the corn fields where your mortage will be $500 a month an a sack of corn. However i will say that atleast 1/3rd of america lives in hcol or very high cost of living cities where the follwing is and will be true. And it is where the 200k salaries and entertainment outside of the internet are.

            • 7 months ago
              Anonymous

              So that brings me to the final point of what the pajeets and other asians who are reading this might be thinking. What the frick? I thought america was the land of the rich? Land of the american dream is possible? Yeah well not anymore. Not unless you get to inherent or just benefit from your circumstances of not having to pay for where you live. That's what happens when over 50 years of bullshit compounds. If you are wondering if that what's doctor's are going to be living like or are. Then what about minimum wage people? Well sorry fellas for the past decade tens of millions of americans have been paying 60% of their wages or more just to move into a house and live with a stranger in the same room. Bed being 4-5 ft away from each other and all. The difference is that you guys get stuck living with 10 family members. Meanwhile the american gets stuck with 6-8 strangers. None of which you know so good luck getting good roomates who don't invites roaches or steal from you. Technology may be cheap but it is a bit meaningless if one light medical bill can take it away.
              This used to be a phenoma that was more or less exclusive to old downtowns. Today this applies to anyone within 100 miles of a city.

              So my final words. If you are planning to immigrate to the us illegally or fow low wage work like teaching. Don't even bother unless you are coming from an actual warzone or other smaller life destroying conflicts. Or atleast be smart while living the same standard of home so you can save and buy yourself some sort of business back home

  21. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Melatonin and masturbation

  22. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    checked
    maybe because i'm a hunter, but i can zone out for hours and it makes time pass so quickly i barely notice. sometimes i feel like i'm floating if i do it long enough.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      Also checked, levitating hunter.
      Do please consider the lives of other sentient beings though before you press the trigger next.
      All the best.

  23. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I did half a Xan, thirteen hours 'til I land
    Had me out like a light, ayy, yeah
    Like a light, ayy, slept through the flight

  24. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Got a 17 hour flight in a couple of months. It stops to refuel in the middle. Really think I should go ahead and secure an aisle seat, it cost ~$50 each way but I think securing that will make it much more comfortable for me, to be able to go for a piss or stretch without having to disturb someone else whenever I need to (I'm getting old)

  25. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Download RollerCoaster Tycoon Classic on phone
    >Flight has arrived before your park is even complete
    Where did all the time go

  26. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Noise cancelling headphones to hide the constant noise.

    Drink 3 wine glasses. Enough to ease anxiety of being in a flimsy tube miles in the sky but not enough to make me dehydrated.

  27. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I look at the pretty clouds

  28. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Posted 7 days ago
    How did it go, OP?

  29. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I’ve never take a shit on an airplane. The thought of having to do that freaks me out.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      You shouldn't do that anyways. Somebody might plant a drugs on your carryon bag while you're shitting and then you get arrested and jail once you land.

  30. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've been stuck next to a Black person on a Greyhound bus for 21 hours. And Greyhound bus seats are no larger or more comfy than economy airline seats. The WiFi was broken, and I had no phone data. One of the few times I got off the bus to walk about (Mobile, Ala-fricking-bama), I was verbally assaulted by a homeless psycho.
    Seriously, a 14 hour flight with nice Asian passengers sounds great by comparison. If you can't stand long flights, go somewhere closer to home. It's that simple.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      lol, I just did a 7 hour bus from Lithuania to Poland. The seat next to me was empty the whole way, and the wifi was good enough or me to catch up on youtube vids (on low quality) and a few other little things on my laptop that I hadn't had time for over the previous 2 weeks travelling

  31. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I have trained mysellf to jerk off while remaining so still that my movements are imperceptible to the human eye

  32. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sleep, watch a movie, drink, go back to sleep. It's really not as bad as you think it will be. Only the last few hours seem to drag. Put on a movie to pass time.

  33. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    I just fill my mind with as much entertainment as possible.

    First of all, try to get an aisle seat. Maybe it's just my 6'3 ass talking but aisle seat is best for comfort. Yea window is cool until you get tired of your legs in your chest. And if it's in the budget get a seat with increased legroom

    Gotta make sure you get up and walk sometimes as well.

    As for the mindless entertainment shit. Download a bunch of movies, TV shows, audio books, podcasts, etc. The audio content is for when you get bored of staring at a screen. I also bring a handheld gaming device of some kind. Also, since I have an android phone, I download a few emulators and roms to play. Make sure to bring a battery pack as some plane seats don't have outlets

    Comfort is key. Neck pillow can help, just make sure you get a good one with good support. If you get cold on planes bring a blanket and warm clothes, if you get warm do the opposite. Wear comfortable clothes, or at least pack some comfortable clothes to change into on the flight. I like to take a shower and do all my hygiene shit before getting on the flight as being dirty/smelly makes me uncomfortable. You should try to maximize your sleeping time. Stay away from caffeine up to 12 hours before flying. Maybe pop some benadryl.

    • 7 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's gonna be painful but you just gotta keep reminding yourself that it will eventually be over. Eventually the 14 hour flight will be 13, then 12, etc., etc.

  34. 7 months ago
    Anonymous

    >sitting on your ass for nearly 14 hours straight
    holy shit that sounds awful

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