Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

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Postby nikki626 on Wed Jul 09, 2008 9:41 pm

luckylucy wrote:
weetzie wrote:my dad got his tweezers confiscated once

only to cross security and buy a very expensive pair in the airport shop...

so the question was "what am i going to do if i'm a hijacker, pluck the pilots eyebrows?"


they pluck the forehead clean, and draw eyebrows back on like Osama Bin Laden's.
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yeah, for a long time there, they got a little crazy with the rules, but then again, the hijackers supposedly had box cutters as weapons. i don't know about anybody else, but i have been carrying a box cutter in my pocket like this one
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for 16 years. the exposed blade when opened is maybe 3/4". not much, but if that's all the terrorists had, then i don't really see what the fuss was about. seriously, in my mind, if one person lunged at the terrorist who was only armed with 3/4" of blade, the first guy may have gotten a nasty cut, but the second guy coulda knocked the terrorist senseless. with that knowledge, i would be more concerned with liquid explosives n gases that could cause much more damage much more quickly...
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby NikkiHorror on Sat Aug 30, 2008 7:31 pm

I'm flying to Boston in two weeks (6 hour flight for me); besiiiiiiiides tweezing, which takes probably 5 minutes at most, what else can I do to pass the time?
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby luckylucy on Sun Aug 31, 2008 2:51 am

NikkiHorror wrote:I'm flying to Boston in two weeks (6 hour flight for me); besiiiiiiiides tweezing, which takes probably 5 minutes at most, what else can I do to pass the time?


file your nails,
look for slip ends,
read a national geographic
get tippsy
take a nap
I put a new playlist on my mp3 player everytime i fly on a plane, and try to make it take up more time that i have incase i don't actually feel like a couple of the songs.
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby Brutus on Sun Aug 31, 2008 9:55 am

Im a giant fan of drinking while flying. I did it enroute to Germany from England. Which was only a short flight. But hell... its germany. What else is there to do:P.

Plus... any Canadians... Porter Air is a new air line... and its all Ill fly now. Free drinks! And that means booze!

Also... in my travels... Ive learnt that most airline companies are subject to law to whichever province/state/country you are landing in... Good to keep in mind.

I couldnt drink on the plane flying to Canada from England when I was 18 because liquor age here is 19. But on the way to England I could because its 18 there I believe... I dunno... All i know is they were letting me drink.
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby NikkiHorror on Tue Sep 02, 2008 6:32 pm

LOL but what if you don't drink alcohol?
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby Fiannae on Wed Sep 03, 2008 7:10 pm

Read, draw, sleep. I love the latter option!
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby sickgirliezele on Thu Sep 04, 2008 3:38 pm

my sister and i bought a hand held tetris and an electronic phase 10!!! hell yes!! not to mention $1.50 word search books from target!!!

i'm getting so nervous my plane leaves in 7 hours.
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby MeritaViola on Wed Oct 08, 2008 1:57 pm

Brutus wrote:
Plus... any Canadians... Porter Air is a new air line... and its all Ill fly now. Free drinks! And that means booze!


That is possibly the best thing I've heard all day.
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby poorandweird on Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:18 pm

Painting my nails on a flight sounds like a really good idea actually. Usually i'm an idiot and start touching things with my fingers while the varnish is still wet, and then wonder WHY they're all smudged -_______-' ... but on a plane, with nothing else to do ... awh yeah.

Also my mum had her hairdressing scissors confiscated from her at the airport. Pain in the ass when i needed to cut my fringe, i tells you!
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby Brutus on Tue Oct 21, 2008 5:19 pm

NikkiHorror wrote:LOL but what if you don't drink alcohol?



ermm... uh...
erm....


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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby sarahXedge on Wed Oct 22, 2008 11:34 pm

poorandweird wrote:Painting my nails on a flight sounds like a really good idea actually. Usually i'm an idiot and start touching things with my fingers while the varnish is still wet, and then wonder WHY they're all smudged -_______-' ... but on a plane, with nothing else to do ... awh yeah.

Also my mum had her hairdressing scissors confiscated from her at the airport. Pain in the ass when i needed to cut my fringe, i tells you!

although if i was sitting next to someone painting their nails or even in the vicinity i'd be pissed. the smells to rank.
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Re: Useful way to spend downtime on a plane...

Postby DumpsterDiver on Tue Jun 16, 2009 6:57 pm

haha i thought i was the only one! lighting at department stores in the fitting room works really well for this too
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