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· comments  · 04-7-2010 · categories:links · travel ·
// Apr 9, 2010 at 8:17 am
oh no! I can’t find the article about flying. I have a transatlantic flight coming up, and definitely need advice about it not sucking out my soul! (though from the bits and pieces you mention it wasn’t that bad- and I am also flying Iceland Air- do you have any more words from the wise about it?)
// Apr 9, 2010 at 9:13 am
Carrie – try again, the link isn’t broken for me, is it for you? I says the basics — wear stretchy clothing and flat shoes you can slip off, wear layers in case it’s too hot or cold, a pashima can be a scarf, blanket or pillow, noise canceling headphones are a must for watching movies, a good comfortable sleeping mask will help a lot. Little things like lip balm, candy or gum for the ear popping, and magazines can make a big difference.
I found? I need a carry on bag beneath the seat in front of me that can be used as a foot rest (I’m short and dangling legs for a whole flight is painful), and I bring my own media and back up batteries (in my case iPhone).
As for IcelandAir — if you get a renovated plane you’ll have a USB power slot at your seat which is fantastic if you have an iPhone, bring your own water because for a seven hour flight they only bring water around once (though, you can just go back and ask for one, they were happy to give me water that way twice). Bring food, especially if you have allergies, they charge for the meals and I think they only had two choices.
You will have your own screen and menu of movies and television to watch, but they will probably be showing the same things on the return trip so if you’re like me and need movies to cope, bring your own if you can. I’ve been thinking of buying an iPad just for the movies and battery power but I don’t travel enough to justify it.
My long flight wasn’t nearly as bad as I had prepared for!
// Apr 9, 2010 at 3:53 pm
thanks for the advice! – the link is working for me now, too.
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