An unexpected late holiday gift has left me the owner of an amazingly capacious leather toiletry bag (this one to be exact
) to replace my previous canvas sack. What can I put in it to make it the best men's toiletry bag ever for someone who travels frequently? I'm already putting in travel toothbrushes and simple shaving supplies, but what else should I include? What unexpected thing has been life-saving (or just really welcome) in your toilet bag? What emergency supplies should I have on hand?
posted by The Whelk
on Jan 17, 2014 -
I lubs lubs lubs almonds. I'm looking for a brand or line of almonds which best approximate in-flight almonds (if in-flight almonds still exist). Smoky, salted, but with that extra bit of zip somehow, without being all gunky. [more inside]
posted by Capt. Renault
on Sep 25, 2013 -
I need to measure some noise, complicated environmental noise. And store the data. Aircraft noise. (Which is complicated to measure.)
Some initial research is turning up that it could be done with equipment like a Real Time Audio Analyzer w 1/3 Octave Band Filters or equivalent.
I need to do it separately from city-owned or airport owned equipment. I know there are experts who do this and the analysis is not easy. Best case scenario, there would be an individual or group which could be hired within the Chicagoland area to help. Next best thing would be the ability to collect data ourselves that could be analyzed later.
Anyone familiar with the resources and strategies used for residents to collect data on aircraft noise?
posted by jeanmari
on Aug 11, 2013 -
The problem: Boyfriend has been living in Central America for several years--he's not a permanent resident or citizen, but gets his passport stamped every 3 months (just takes a quick trip across the border). This seems typical of lots of expats in the area, and there are no problems with the host country so far. Boyfriend has an Italian passport. He's currently visiting me in the States. He also visited last October, and when we were at the airport for his return flight, the nice lady at United told us he couldn't fly back to Central American country without a ticket showing that he would leave this country within 3 months [more inside]
posted by namemeansgazelle
on May 9, 2013 -
My new downstairs neighbor put something on the roof of our three family apartment that is causing horrible interference with all the electronics in my apartment. What is this thing? [more inside]
posted by laptolain
on Mar 8, 2013 -
where can I find aerial photos of a neighborhood in brooklyn (11215 zip code) from the 1950's or 1960's?
posted by davidvan
on May 8, 2012 -
My 11-year-old son wants to learn about jet planes. Help me help him learn. [more inside]
posted by eleyna
on Mar 14, 2012 -
Help me overcome my fear of being on an airplane (not flying) using creative methods. Very specific details inside. [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jan 17, 2012 -
I fly every Sunday and Friday for the next several months. Help me stay healthy and sane. [more inside]
posted by ttyn
on Oct 16, 2011 -
[AviationFilter]I live in a medium-sized college town in central VA. Starting at about 8:30pm (and continuing as of this post at 9:46pm), we have had two smaller prop planes buzzing our neighborhood. We do live within a half-mile of the airport. These planes are flying at less than 1000 ft. What is the "cut-off" time for this kind of thing? [more inside]
posted by kuanes
on Aug 2, 2011 -
I'm Mefi's 18 year old intern and I haven't been on an airplane since I was 18 months old. On the 18th of July, the boss (mathowie) and I are heading to New York. What should I expect now that I'm about to consciously experience my first plane flight?
posted by Dominic. Allen
on Jul 11, 2011 -
Why, when going deep underwater, does the air in your lungs compress? I'm pretty sure we learned this in 5th grade...yet...I got nothing. [more inside]
posted by Bibliogeek
on Mar 9, 2011 -
It's high time I get back on an airplane, but I've had difficulty doing that in the past, even with the assistance of medication. How do I make this happen? [more inside]
posted by rachaelfaith
on Oct 5, 2010 -
What's Up With THAT?! Filter: On a recent flight, I was told that an iPhone - even on Airplane mode - was an unapproved device and needed to be fully shut off. Um. Why? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Jun 27, 2010 -
I am going to be flying alone domestically with my 23-month-old toddler soon, it will be his last trip without his own seat*. He is very, very active, and I am trying to get prepared now so it will go as well as possible. [more inside]
posted by 41swans
on Jan 17, 2010 -
Flying commercially on some planes, the crew asks you to open your window shades at take off and landing. Why on earth do all passenger
window shades have to be open? [more inside]
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Dec 30, 2009 -
I am flying from Vancouver to Toronto tomorrow morning. Can someone clarify what the flight experience will be like? [more inside]
posted by synecdoche
on Dec 29, 2009 -
I am buying a plane ticket with my credit card and someone else has access to my credit card statements. How much information about my flight will that person be able to get? [more inside]
posted by thewestinggame
on Oct 25, 2009 -
What should we be prepared with if a friend and I want to go plane spotting at O'Hare? [more inside]
posted by bryanzera
on Aug 3, 2009 -
I've heard that there are twice-daily commuter flights to/from Charlottesville, VA and DC. I can't find any online... everything seems to be typical big-airliner, normal-expensive flights. Am I looking in the wrong place, and what's the best option for traveling between those two places minus a car? [more inside]
posted by tmcw
on Jun 6, 2009 -
Where can I find a list of all the Wright Company planes on public display (originals, not reproductions)? [more inside]
posted by rikschell
on Apr 22, 2009 -
In a little over two weeks, I'll be vacationing in the Italian Riviera with a group of friends. There's just one problem: my debilitating fear of flying. [more inside]
posted by zembla3
on Mar 2, 2009 -
What's the largest size that an airplane could theoretically be and still fly? Let's assume real-world materials that exist currently (ie, no carbon nanotubes or anything like that). I'm interested in the 'why' as much as I'm interested in the actual answer.
posted by empath
on Dec 11, 2008 -
Where's the best place to watch the Chicago Air show?
posted by nitsuj
on Aug 6, 2008 -
Will I be able to board a plane if the name on my boarding pass is slightly different from my legal name? [more inside]
posted by anonymous
on Jul 11, 2008 -
On this past Mother's Day afternoon, I saw several WWII-era aircraft flying around L.A. over the course of a few hours. Anyone know if there was some air show or something else like that going on that day?
posted by shoos
on May 22, 2008 -
In about two and a half months, I'm going on my first flight. What should I know, or otherwise be prepared for? [more inside]
posted by lisawin
on Mar 15, 2008 -
Does anyone have direct experience taking a Rotring 500 fountain pen on an airplane in post 9/11 America? If so, your advice? [more inside]
posted by gyusan
on Mar 11, 2008 -
Does anyone know of a way to lookup a tail number on a private airplane to see who owns it? Nothing nefarious going on here, honest. I believe we have the tail number and are trying to find out who owns the plane.
posted by philad
on May 2, 2007 -
seattle / tacoma folks - i like to watch airplanes take off and land. Suggest a good spot to sit quietly and watch the air traffic at seaTac airport? [more inside]
posted by Tryptophan-5ht
on Dec 16, 2006 -
I fondly remember an arcade game from my childhood at the local junk-food kiosk, but I can not remember the name. I have tried to search Google, but I have not found anything.
The game, as I remember it, was a side-scrolling shoot ‘em up. You flew planes (1 player or 2 players) and on the ground beneath you dinosaurs where actively trying to kill you with their prehistoric might.
posted by Grums
on Oct 19, 2006 -
PossiblyExtremelyObscureBookFilter: I'm trying to locate the title and author of a paperback book I read in the late '60's. [more inside]
posted by pjern
on Feb 3, 2006 -
Lately, when flying red-eye flights, I've noticed that the flight attendants, as part of their safety spiel, sometimes ask that the window shades be left up during takeoff and landing. Why? Also, [more inside]
posted by Zendogg
on Jan 13, 2006 -
When did the FAA/airlines stop asking those 2 questions about whether someone had given me something to bring on the plane, and whether my bags had been out of my possession at any point? What was their justification? I want to say that this changed after 9/11, but that doesn't really make sense.
posted by unknowncommand
on Dec 30, 2005 -