urgent!-flight info!!

Travel Forums Australia / New Zealand & The Pacific urgent!-flight info!!

1. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

hey everyone, im flying out to oz in 14 days, does anyone have any advice for the LONG flight, im flying manchester-frankfurt-singapore-cairns then on the way back sydney-singapore-frankfurt-manchester, im not having any stop overs, just a re-fuel in singapore, Will i get severe jet lag?, also what on board activities should i do to keep me ocupied?, i wish id book a nights stop in singapore but i guess its to late to change it, oplus i havent had my jabs for asia!, any advice would be great thanks

[ Edit: Edited on Jan 22, 2007, at 10:10 AM by ontheedge ]

2. Posted by sj_mb (Budding Member 20 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Singapore is a big city - you shouldn't need any jabs for a stopover there ;)

Why don't you contact your airline and see if you can change your flights? No harm in trying!

Things to do: if your airline has on demand tv/movies you're in luck coz that fills in LOTS of time! Read books, listen to music, do crosswords (buy one of those magazines/books that is just word puzzles or sudoku or something), SLEEP, try not to eat too much or drink any alcohol - it will make your jet lag worse. Drink plenty of water and do the dorky looking exercises to avoid DVT and generally feeling cramped from sitting in a small space for so long :)

Hope that helps! :)

3. Posted by ontheedge (Full Member 90 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

thank you very much, yes your advice helps alot

4. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

Hi Dave
I flew out and back just before xmas,
manchester, heathrow, hong kong,cairns, going out it was ok, part of the holiday. coming back I flew,
brisbane, cairns, hong kong, francfurt, manchester,
lont time mate ill tell you.
a lot depends on the time you fly. we set of in brisbane at 12 noon, aroung 3 hours to cairns this was ok, cairns to hong kong was about 11 hours but slept a little on the way. we missed our conection back to manchester through no fault of our own and managed to fly home via frankfurt ,,,,god this was about 12/13 hours and shite honest. we slept as much as possible only waking to be force fed food,
sorry mate but this part of the trip is realy boring, all i can say is sleep as much as possible, once home I was not too bad with the jet lag, although it took me the best part of a week to get back to my sleep patern.
good luck mate, honest it is worth the hassle. just do it and take the consiquence everyone reacts differant.
have a great trip.

5. Posted by garry moll (Budding Member 348 posts) 17y Star this if you like it!

P.S. dave.
even now I have done the trip im not sure if a stopover would have helped,,,and at the end of the day I wanted to spend as much time in oz as possible, hence no stop over.