11 January 2016
Plane flights are uncomfortable. However, they are supremely useful; they enable me to go to a completely different culture in hours. The main costs are money, invasions of privacy, and being forced to LARP as a sardine for a day.
Since I can only afford to travel
economy cramped class. I crowd sourced advice on how to make long flights more bearable.
I'm intrigued by the lack of comments about hidden factors, such as:
It's part of human nature to ignore what is working, and air travel is very safe. I find it bemusing when important factors (safety, reliability, pilot resilience) are mentioned less than "Bring Ambien! Books! Nachos!"