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1. Posted by LlL (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

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Has anyone any good tips on how to survive a 20 odd hour flight? What should I take on the plane for nausea and sleeplessness, and general discomfort? Happy flying, peeps!!

2. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

1. Ear plugs for sleeping
2. inflatable cushion for small of back
3. boiled sweets for popping ears
4. water pistol for annoying little kids :)
6. Valium;)
7. herbal sleeping tablets

3. Posted by LlL (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

Thanks for the tips. Do herbal sleeping tablets really work? If so, can you recommend a brand? Cheers!:) P.S. I'm liking the water pistol idea...

4. Posted by kellytree (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

its all mental - just accept it that you have 20 hours on a plane - bring a book, drink a glass of wine and don't even think about getting sick - convince yourself that puking on a plane is just gross and why put yourself through the experience! :)
By nmow, most airplanes have a variety of activities right on your little screen in front of you ---- on my last trip from TOkyo back to Italy I almost one 1 million bucks with the who wants to be a millionaire game and my boss had a hellava time playing golf - all from the comforts of our tight and cramped airline chair!
and I saw 2 movies (the ones that you see in your local supermarket in the one dollar bin!)

5. Posted by BeckyR (Full Member 174 posts) 12y

Lots of water (no alcohol!), walk lots, take a good book and alter your watch to destination time as you walk on the plane . . . . .those are the boring normal tips . . .I liked the others though!

6. Posted by leahrb (Full Member 209 posts) 12y

melatonin is a natural sleep aid and claims to help the side effects of jet lag. If you can't find that tylenol pm usually helps me fall asleep...

I've never done this but someone I know once spent a ton of hours in a bus station and on a Greyhound bus. To pass the time he filled an entire notebook with thoughts about the people he saw or made up stories about them or something. You may not see as many people coming and going on the plane but when you walk to stretch your legs you could people watch (a little bit at least) and then write about it.

water pistol might give you some good ideas to write about... a whole journal about how people on an airplane respond to water...


7. Posted by Tazza (Full Member 57 posts) 12y

I recommend smints. Lots and lots of smints! Great for cravings for sustinance between "meals" and sugarfree so no calories
It gets a tick in every box!


8. Posted by nicnac (Full Member 69 posts) 12y

Try Nyotol herbal sleeping tablets, great and they dont make you feel groggy, just send you into a lovely sleep.........zzzzzzzzzz:)

And loads of water, and good book

9. Posted by LlL (Budding Member 11 posts) 12y

Just discovered that we've a 2 hour stopover in Singapore. I've heard rumours that there are showers that we could use. Is this true? If so, where are they?

10. Posted by mim (Travel Guru 1276 posts) 12y

Singapore Airport is BLISS!!!
One of the best in the world I've heard
They've got a roof 'sunflower' garden thats alive all year due to their amazingly moderate allyear round climate! certainly worth a laugh!
The showers I'm not sure about but I wouldn't doubt they've got them although you may have to pay, the other thing is watch out if you get a beer or snack we got stung completely I think it cost me about $12 for this in one bar!

happy flying!