6 Things you will need before flying
For the next 2-13 hours you will be surrounded by a mess of strangers. You will witness what only their husbands, wives, mothers or fathers can attest to every night: dribbles of spit, a cacophony of rhythmic snores, irrational mumbles, violent muscle spasms, and nose-burning gases. The means to an end always has its downsides – this is what travel is about. But this list contains a few items that will give solace during your time of need.
Your Comfy Cozy Socks
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The airplane is your new home now, so be at it. Take those shoes off and get comfy – they’ll make your ass envious! I like to do this on long flights; your feet won’t be encumbered by shoes and it’s a good needed rest before the miles of vacation-walking ahead.
MP3, Tablet, Smartphone, etc.
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A mobile device is a perfect buddy for that tech-savvy traveler. You won’t be getting online at 30,000 feet, but you will be entertained by your favorite music, new movies you downloaded, note-taking possibilities, and even picture bragging to the guy next to you. I carry my iPod touch with me, it has a mess of movies in there in case I’ve already seen the in-flight movie(s) – I’m a movie junkie…
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In some flights headphones aren’t free. That’s why its important to carry a pair buds or your favorite noise-cancelling headsets to let the noise begone…goes great with your mobile device.
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Airplanes get loud, and they stay loud. Just pop in these squishy guys and you’ll be ZZZZZ in a matter of minutes…
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Like the ear buds these blinders are great when you’re sleeping though a 12 hour stretch to Japan.
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Uhm…why not? There are vending machines dispensing prophylactics at rest-stops across the US. Are travelers by air that different on land? I don’t think so…there would be vending machines in on-board bathrooms if there was the room for them. So do your due diligence and remember to bring your jimmy-cover; you might become a member of the mile high club.
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