what to pack for a long flight.

  • Import

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    May 05, 2011 5:44 PM GMT
    So, I'll be leaving for Greece in a few days and the flight will be about 12 hours long.

    What items do u think are essential for a long-haul flight?

    So far, I have:
    iPod
    laptop
    2 xanex
    moisturizer
    travel pillow

    anything else u can think of that I may need?
    This will be my first long haul flight in a loooong time, so I wanna try and be as comfortable as possible.

    Also, has anyone ever flown with pills before?
    I only have 2, however they were not prescrtibed to me. So they will not be in their original packaging. Do u think this is sketchy? or will it even matter?
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    May 05, 2011 5:52 PM GMT
    No one's gonna check to see if you have prescription drugs. Just put them with some aspirin. A friend of mine use to get all paranoid about that stuff too, she would put pills in between the liner of her unused maxi pads. Mind you they were MDMA tablets.

    If you're really concerned you could body pack.
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    May 05, 2011 5:53 PM GMT
    deltalimen saidNo one's gonna check to see if you have prescription drugs. Just put them with some aspirin. A friend of mine use to get all paranoid about that stuff too, she would put pills in between the liner of her unused maxi pads. Mind you they were MDMA tablets.

    If you're really concerned you could body pack.


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    May 05, 2011 5:54 PM GMT
    are you flying coach?

    if you are, I'd also suggest some slippers or socks with grippy bottoms so you can kick off your shoes but not have to hassle with putting them on when you need to use the lav

    I find have some eye drops helps, the dry air irritates my eyes, plus tissues and some cleansing wipes. A little disposable travel toothbrush can help you feel fresher once you land.
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    May 05, 2011 6:16 PM GMT
    Gum, ear plugs, toothbrush, dental powder, travel-sized tissue.

    Take your passport, too.
    Put the things that you absolutely need in your carry-on (sunglasses, umbrella, a change of clothes) in case your checked luggage doesn't arrive with you.
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    May 05, 2011 7:08 PM GMT
    In additon to the ones already mentioned, I also usually carry a blindfold, my favorite snacks, reading materials, condoms and lube (in case you get lucky), disposable wet wipes, a spare underwear, a hoodie/sweater (sometimes intercontinental planes get really cold at night), travel-size mouth wash, a pair of sunglasses (usually helpful when everyone opens their window in the morning), travel-size deodorant, lip balm (lips and face get really dry during a long flight).
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    May 05, 2011 7:48 PM GMT
    Used to be you could take water and an atomizer but probably not anymore. Also:

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    May 05, 2011 7:53 PM GMT
    eagermuscle saidUsed to be you could take water and an atomizer but probably not anymore.


    You can still purchase and take those on board in the airport stores that are after the security check but before your actual flight.
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    May 05, 2011 7:59 PM GMT
    Or you can take an empty water bottle or empty atomizer bottle through security and then fill them afterwards, if you want. If you have a layover, you'll probably have to dump out the water if you have to go through security.
    The airline will give you as much water as you want on your flight.
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    May 05, 2011 8:43 PM GMT
    I've always wanted to pack a huge dildo right on top inside my carry on bag, a double ended one at that.

    That way:
    1) If it doesn't get searched at a security checkpoint I can carry it with me every time I use the bathroom on the plane.
    2) It's a conversation piece. I'll never get bored.
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    May 05, 2011 9:33 PM GMT
    Stick a condom on your dick before going through security.
    Refuse the body scanner.
    When they grope you and ask about the condom, tell them you just prefer safe sex when you're being groped.

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    May 05, 2011 9:36 PM GMT
    A water bottle, vitamin C, and Airborne (or some other immune system booster). Seriously, every trip across country leaves me run down and feeling a little sick if I don't make sure to stay hydrated and healthy on the flight.
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    May 05, 2011 9:37 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidStick a condom on your dick before going through security.
    Refuse the body scanner.
    When they grope you and ask about the condom, tell them you just prefer safe sex when you're being groped.

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    lmfao and take some mints cause no one likes cum breath
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    May 05, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    In a gallon ziplock put:

    inflatable neck cushion, ear plugs, eye blind, pen to fill in landing forms, travel sickness pills, packet of oatmeal for breakfast (unless you want to eat the crap they serve), chewing gum to brush your teeth with.

    Sleep part of the flight - it makes it easier to adapt to the new time zone. Night flight... sleep as much as possible, day flight, up to 2 hours.

    ENjoy.
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    May 05, 2011 9:41 PM GMT
    In a gallon ziplock put:

    inflatable neck cushion, ear plugs, eye blind, pen to fill in landing forms, travel sickness pills, packet of oatmeal for breakfast (unless you want to eat the crap they serve), chewing gum to brush your teeth with.

    Sleep part of the flight - it makes it easier to adapt to the new time zone. Night flight... sleep as much as possible, day flight, up to 2 hours.

    ENjoy.
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    May 05, 2011 11:53 PM GMT
    Make sure you pack the pot! Don't forget that!
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    May 05, 2011 11:55 PM GMT
    TropicalMark saidMake sure you pack the pot! Don't forget that!
    He's not talking about a banner flight. icon_razz.gif
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    May 05, 2011 11:58 PM GMT
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    TropicalMark saidMake sure you pack the pot! Don't forget that!
    He's not talking about a banner flight. icon_razz.gif
    bummer.. I forgot some people have to deal with TSA. icon_wink.gif
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    May 06, 2011 12:03 AM GMT
    I assume you're flying economy?

    request a bulkhead seat, on a wide-body there should be at least 3. You will have extra space in front of you to stretch out for sleeping.

    I take ambien and zopiclone all the time on long haul flights that are not in their original packaging. Its not an issue.
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    May 06, 2011 12:08 AM GMT
    Something to read. 12 hours is a long time.
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    May 06, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    Import saidSo, I'll be leaving for Greece in a few days and the flight will be about 12 hours long.

    What items do u think are essential for a long-haul flight?

    So far, I have:
    iPod
    laptop
    2 xanex
    moisturizer
    travel pillow

    anything else u can think of that I may need?
    This will be my first long haul flight in a loooong time, so I wanna try and be as comfortable as possible.

    Also, has anyone ever flown with pills before?
    I only have 2, however they were not prescrtibed to me. So they will not be in their original packaging. Do u think this is sketchy? or will it even matter?


    On long flights I only fly minimum of business class. Upgrade to business at least and you will not have to worry about travel pillow, laptop and moisturizer.
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    May 06, 2011 12:21 AM GMT
    Ermine saidTake your passport, too.
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    LMFAO. Without the passport, I suppose the rest is all moot.

    Absolutely agree on some chemical help to relax you, though. Not necessarily talking hardcore prescription stuff: when we flew to Melbourne Australia from London UK, my friend took a double-dose of NightNurse (basically Nyquil) as we were boarding and she was asleep before we flew over Paris, until we landed for our 2-hr stopover in Singapore: she slept like 10 hours, jammy cow. I got off the flight in Melbourne not able to recognise my own ankles.
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    May 06, 2011 12:27 AM GMT
    some points...

    1. Trade the Xanex in for some temazapam if you can you'll sleep better, prescription drugs are fine, prescribed or not as long it's not more than 3 months supply or your total trip whichever is longer so long as your not bringing methadone or something...

    2. You can't 'request' a bulkhead seat anymore on almost any airline...they sell them, there's profit to be had you know...you can check the seat availability religiously and move yourself around to get a prime seat, or check your frequent flyer benefits and score one that way, or be really decently presented, smart and know what you're talking about and and try and find an agent to find you a good one.

    They won't entertain pomp, lies, whining or demands for a sec so don't try. A couple tried it on my last flight... fat, unshaven, stretched out food stained t shirts and sweat pants to charm their way up into biz saying they were on their honeymoon. it was a sight to see.

    My bulkhead row on an overnight continental last week...I was getting serious jealousy from the other pax...but I had to move my seat 4 times to get the bulkhead row to myself while the plane was 3/4 full icon_twisted.gif

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    May 06, 2011 4:45 AM GMT
    Flights are now equiped with individual screens and whole libraries of movies, TV shows, etc. But take your own headset. The ones they give you are worse than crap!
  • eddieross69

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    May 06, 2011 5:03 AM GMT
    Scooby snacks. You never kow when you'll get the munchies.

    Bring a guidebook about Greece and read it on the plane. Learn how to say "Please" and "Thank you" in Greek. It will work wonders with folks you meet that don't speak English.

    You may want to pick up Melatonin pills. It's supposed to help ward off jetlag. This will come in handy when you return home. (They never worked for me)

    Bon Voyage and safe passage home!