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Old 11-13-2001, 12:50 PM   #21
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Aside from a good book, I'll collect the sections of the newspaper I'd really like to read in depth for the week or so prior to my flight (in my case the NYT's Sunday Travel section,Wednesday's Food, Friday Leisure section of WSJ etc)-- also sometimes the airport itself will have some free magazines out. This way, you can read them, then toss them.
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Old 11-13-2001, 12:50 PM   #22
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Aside from a good book, I'll collect the sections of the newspaper I'd really like to read in depth for the week or so prior to my flight (in my case the NYT's Sunday Travel section,Wednesday's Food, Friday Leisure section of WSJ etc)-- also sometimes the airport itself will have some free magazines out. This way, you can read them, then toss them.
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Old 11-13-2001, 04:43 PM   #23
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in addition to a book or 2 i bring a few trade rags that i never seem to get time to read
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Old 11-13-2001, 04:43 PM   #24
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in addition to a book or 2 i bring a few trade rags that i never seem to get time to read
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Old 11-13-2001, 10:58 PM   #25
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What are the rules about walking around the plane during the flight? I know with domestic flights, it's pretty much "in your seat strapped in" but with longer flights, how much movement does one get. I imagine that in FC things are more liberal than in coach but how much more.

On a side note, have there been any noticable changes in said policy since 9/11?
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Old 11-13-2001, 10:58 PM   #26
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What are the rules about walking around the plane during the flight? I know with domestic flights, it's pretty much "in your seat strapped in" but with longer flights, how much movement does one get. I imagine that in FC things are more liberal than in coach but how much more.

On a side note, have there been any noticable changes in said policy since 9/11?
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Old 11-13-2001, 11:13 PM   #27
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I don't know if/how things have changed, but after the DVT panic, the airlines generally recommend you either get up and walk around a bit, or at least do some stretching.
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Old 11-13-2001, 11:13 PM   #28
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I don't know if/how things have changed, but after the DVT panic, the airlines generally recommend you either get up and walk around a bit, or at least do some stretching.
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Old 11-13-2001, 11:25 PM   #29
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What are the rules about walking around the plane during the flight? I know with domestic flights, it's pretty much "in your seat strapped in" but with longer flights, how much movement does one get. I imagine that in FC things are more liberal than in coach but how much more.

On a side note, have there been any noticable changes in said policy since 9/11?
You can move around all you want.

I've heard about flights to the DC area having restrictions about moving in the last thirty minutes before landing, but nothing in general.

You can change seats after take off (within the same cabin) pretty freely. It's polite to ask the FA if it's okay to do so first, though.

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Old 11-13-2001, 11:25 PM   #30
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What are the rules about walking around the plane during the flight? I know with domestic flights, it's pretty much "in your seat strapped in" but with longer flights, how much movement does one get. I imagine that in FC things are more liberal than in coach but how much more.

On a side note, have there been any noticable changes in said policy since 9/11?
You can move around all you want.

I've heard about flights to the DC area having restrictions about moving in the last thirty minutes before landing, but nothing in general.

You can change seats after take off (within the same cabin) pretty freely. It's polite to ask the FA if it's okay to do so first, though.

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Old 11-13-2001, 11:26 PM   #31
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I don't know if/how things have changed, but after the DVT panic, the airlines generally recommend you either get up and walk around a bit, or at least do some stretching.
I've never had a problem with this. Every couple hours, I either go to the lav or want to get a drink from the galley or chat with the FAs or something.

Just be active. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

Maybe I'm like this becuase I can't sleep on planes, though.

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Old 11-13-2001, 11:26 PM   #32
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I don't know if/how things have changed, but after the DVT panic, the airlines generally recommend you either get up and walk around a bit, or at least do some stretching.
I've never had a problem with this. Every couple hours, I either go to the lav or want to get a drink from the galley or chat with the FAs or something.

Just be active. [img]/forums/images/smiles/icon_smile.gif[/img]

Maybe I'm like this becuase I can't sleep on planes, though.

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Old 11-13-2001, 11:33 PM   #33
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And don't take any medication that will keep you up.
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And don't take any medication that will keep you up.
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Old 11-14-2001, 12:24 AM   #35
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and drink lots of fluids ( water is best , booze worst) to keep from getting dehydrated.

the air in the cabin is < 10% humidity at about 8500 ft equivalent pressure
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and drink lots of fluids ( water is best , booze worst) to keep from getting dehydrated.

the air in the cabin is < 10% humidity at about 8500 ft equivalent pressure
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Old 12-04-2001, 11:04 AM   #37
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definitely reading and watching the movies is the best pasttime on a long flight... I would usually read until I get tired and fall asleep.. otherwise, I usually spend a lot of time chatting with the FA's, and time usually passes by quick quickly when you do a combination of those things...
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definitely reading and watching the movies is the best pasttime on a long flight... I would usually read until I get tired and fall asleep.. otherwise, I usually spend a lot of time chatting with the FA's, and time usually passes by quick quickly when you do a combination of those things...
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Has anyone ever actually played (or seen another passenger playing) the goofy tetris or tic-tac-toe games in the seatback entertainment systems? Aside from some brief experimentation on my first flight featuring the system the games have yielded zero entertainment value to me.
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Has anyone ever actually played (or seen another passenger playing) the goofy tetris or tic-tac-toe games in the seatback entertainment systems? Aside from some brief experimentation on my first flight featuring the system the games have yielded zero entertainment value to me.
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