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  • #613093
    Anonymous
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    So next Sat I am flying to Oz and what the hell am I going to do after the PSP gets boring, I sober up and I have watched my 4th film

    Ideas please??? Anyone read any good books lately?

    #786856
    Anonymous
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    25 hours? Where are you flying through?

    My advice is, don’t sleep the night before, or sleep as little as possible…

    If you are getting into Sydney in the morning, I feel for you.. You are going to have a rough day.

    If you’re getting in say around 7pm, I will go as far to say you wont even have any jetlag – I didnt have any when I got back from Barca..

    So on the plane – the reason not to sleep the night before of course is to wear yourself out so you sleep almost the whole way here :) (it CAN be done :) )

    I sometimes take puzzles and ipod on the plane.. I’m sure youll also have your laptop?
    Take a deck of cards with you.. and make friends with one of the ‘hot’ flight attendants – believe me, youll thank me for suggesting this.. they look after you the whole flight. talk to you if you get bored and pretty much give you whatever you want :)
    There is a good couple of hours of chat there..

    Make sure you get up and walk around by the way, or you will have pregnant lady feet..

    Books – you should find an Aussie dictionary and brush up on your Aussie before you get here.. Actually thats a hint for anyone flying in from somewhere else.. I can guarantee you will have to ask more than one person to repeat themselves coz you have NFI what they just said. Youll also have a bit of a laugh too :)

    If all else fails, there is always the mile high club :P

    #786865
    Anonymous
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    Agree with Renee.

    The best mechanism is to try and get some shuteye on the flight, and the best way of achieving that is either to fly out at nighttime … or limit the amount of sleep that you have the day before you leave.

    Flying business class will help your chances of sleeping, and I always find that a nice cheeseboard for dessert followed by a couple of glasses of really good port (not that aussie muck) is helpful for dozing off too.
    :hattip:

    Also this class usualy has good in flight entertainment, news, and individual films (with over 50 to choose from) so they pretty much cover your waking entertainment.

    IF you are in cattle class, then it’s tougher. Get a window seat so you’re not bothered on both sides, or by people getting up.

    Try and get a seat right at the front of the cabin partitions (where there is no seat in front) as that at least allows you to stretch out a bit and not sleep like a pretzel. Also bring an inflatable neck pillow, otherwise you’ll regret it when you wake up.

    #786866
    Anonymous
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    @TheGooner 186484 wrote:

    Agree with Renee.

    The best mechanism is to try and get some shuteye on the flight, and the best way of achieving that is either to fly out at nighttime … or limit the amount of sleep that you have the day before you leave.

    Flying business class will help your chances of sleeping, and I always find that a nice cheeseboard for dessert followed by a couple of glasses of really good port (not that aussie muck) is helpful for dozing off too.
    :hattip:

    Also this class usualy has good in flight entertainment, news, and individual films (with over 50 to choose from) so they pretty much cover your waking entertainment.

    IF you are in cattle class, then it’s tougher. Get a window seat so you’re not bothered on both sides, or by people getting up.

    Try and get a seat right at the front of the cabin partitions (where there is no seat in front) as that at least allows you to stretch out a bit and not sleep like a pretzel. Also bring an inflatable neck pillow, otherwise you’ll regret it when you wake up.

    Alex what airline are you flying and what class? I’m assuming you’re flying economy just because you’re so worried about being entertained LOL

    Agreed about window seat – I usually only get up once to pee on those long flights so window seat is perfect for me, however on the flight to Barca I was stuck in an aisle next to a couple who got up EVERY 5 minutes to do something.. I thought I should have just asked them for the window coz I wouldnt’ have gotten up but Helene and I weren’t seated together and had to sit on the aisle opposite each other after swapping to be close enough to chat when we got bored… Mind you I ended up sleeping the whole flight anyway (apart from being woken up) but I agree with G – if you can get that window seat your flight will be all the more better..

    I was lucky to have an exit seat on the way home from Barca, however I have to say, I would have rathered an aisle seat coz when I sleep on the plane I curl up and put my feet on the seat in front of me.. I felt strange sleeping with my legs straight in the exit row..

    The only problem with getting a seat right at the front of the cabin is that I’ve been told by a few people working for the airlines that they always put the babies at the front.. So if you dont have ear plugs you could get woken by screaming kids..

    Also, I’ve found the very last back seats are almost always empty as they try to save those for the crew to sleep etc, and they also have more leg room than the other seats, so if you can get those you may actually be able to lay down to sleep :)

    [ PS G – Jealous about the business class :P ]

    #786867
    Anonymous
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    Oh and just 3 hours flying (plus 2 hours check-in) for us … pure bliss
    I’ll get up at 3am Wednesday here in NZ and arrive in time for CAP check-in
    :hattip:

    #786868
    alexpratt;186463 wrote:
    So next Sat I am flying to Oz and what the hell am I going to do after the PSP gets boring, I sober up and I have watched my 4th film

    Ideas please??? Anyone read any good books lately?

    Get some meds to knock you out. :cappy:

    #786883
    Anonymous
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    Sorry I lied – Its only 22 hrs – And of course I am in economy – Its the only way we can let affiliates in free – I took teh hit for the team :hattip:

    Am flying qith Qantas/BA via Singaporeand horribly land at 6.30 am or something on the Monday morning……Its going to be a long day!

    I was thinking of printing lots of SEO articles and becoming a geek on the plane – You never know I may come off an expert!!

    If all else fails, there is always the mile high club :P

    That will only use up two mins :) thats normal though…………right?

    #786887
    Zlzmbmax
    Member
    alexpratt;186509 wrote:
    That will only use up two mins :) thats normal though…………right?

    Jemain: “When it’s with me you only need two minutes because it’s so intense!”

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wN0oDnoc3-c

    #786914

    Hi Alex

    Wish you a quick recovery.
    About CAP Barcelona, where could we get hold of the pictures?

    Thanks

    #786922
    poluroud20
    Member
    alexpratt;186509 wrote:
    And of course I am in economy – Its the only way we can let affiliates in free – I took teh hit for the team :hattip:

    I thought you would of had enough air miles by now to upgrade to business ;)

    #786923
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @Betfair Casino aff 186545 wrote:

    Hi Alex

    Wish you a quick recovery.
    About CAP Barcelona, where could we get hold of the pictures?

    Thanks

    http://capeuro.com/CAPEuroBarcelona2008/cap-euro-barcelona-2008.html we also have a 16 paghe photo albumn that will be sent out with teh Dec/Jan issue of CAP magazine

    #787144
    Anonymous
    Inactive

    @alexpratt 186509 wrote:

    Sorry I lied – Its only 22 hrs – And of course I am in economy – Its the only way we can let affiliates in free – I took teh hit for the team :hattip:

    Am flying qith Qantas/BA via Singaporeand horribly land at 6.30 am or something on the Monday morning……Its going to be a long day!

    I was thinking of printing lots of SEO articles and becoming a geek on the plane – You never know I may come off an expert!!

    That will only use up two mins :) thats normal though…………right?

    Well at least you’re flying with a good airline…

    It took us 22 hours in total flight time to get to Barcelona from Sydney through Singapore – I’m guessing the 22 hours is total time from start to finish including the layover in SP?

    Landing at 6.30am is going to kill you.. I would suggest that when you get in to sleep at least a couple of hours and wake up around 11ish then try to stay awake as long as you can before going back to sleep.. you guys are going to be hammered. :Cry:

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