Growing up overseas, my family spent a lot of time on planes going back and forth between our home and our extended families. As a result, I’m a pro when it comes to killing time on a plane. I know that passing time in transit is a really personal thing, but here’s what I do in case you’re curious.
I’m a big reader, so my preferred method of passing time in transit is to read a book, magazine or newspaper. Actually, one of my favorite parts of any trip is the pre-boarding trip to the newsstand to pick out some new material for the ride. (Pro-tip: Don’t buy books at the airport — they’re very expensive.) Also, I make a point to only bring books that I’m comfortable leaving behind. It saves on weight and I’m sure that someone will appreciate the new (to them) book.
Some people are into music. Some people aren’t. Personally, I find the roar of the engines to be a little unsettling so music is a must.
If you’re the sort of person who cannot sleep on a plane, you have my deepest sympathies. I am not one of those people. Tray table down, head on the arms and away I go. On this trip, I plan to sleep as much as possible — you know, so I can be as hype as possible for all the adventures we’re going to have.
When my eyes get tired from reading, I’ll flip through the the in-flight movie selections. When I flew to California, I discovered that those little monitors in the seat back have gotten a lot cooler since the last time I took a plane trip. I fully intend to take advantage of it this time around.
- Living out a Dierks Bentley song.
Or you know, not.