We're about to take a trip with five, 5+ hour plane journeys, none of which will have decent in flight entertainment, and are looking for inspiration of things we might do/learn in that time for entertainment? We're looking for ideas beyond general reading/podcasts/movies/sleeping, particularly since we love learning new things. [more inside]
posted by latentflip
on Jun 29, 2014 -
So, today, for no readily apparent reason, I was visited by a very vivid memory of a toy I had as a kid, some time in the early 70's. They were these die cast metal planes with little plastic landing gear and cockpits, kind of futuristic looking, in jewel-tone colors, that you flew on a little zip line setup that involved a little gun like thing with a little deck for the plane to sit on until you released it.
Looking on Ebay reveals nothing like I remember. Anyone know what these things were called.
posted by Kid Charlemagne
on Jun 24, 2013 -
LAX is the closest airport to where I am staying (near USC). Planning on flying in on a Saturday (Mother's Day weekend) and leaving Tuesday. What time should I time my flight to arrive so as to not be in traffic for hours? [more inside]
posted by jenfullmoon
on Apr 9, 2013 -
Two twelve pound frozen turkeys wrapped well in newspaper insulation, placed in a suitcase and put on a plane. One trip from Michigan USA to Sint Maarten, Caribbean. Safe? [more inside]
posted by Stewriffic
on Nov 15, 2012 -
I lost my wallet on an airplane for 24 hours. I started the process of cancelling accounts but it was just recovered. Should I cancel my cards and bank account anyway? [more inside]
posted by amycup
on Oct 3, 2012 -
Is there a website like Kayak, but with the option to filter by the airline that operates
the flight (i.e. to exclude codeshares)? Or is it possible to do this on Kayak? I have some United credit to spend, and it's proving non-trivial because I can't spend it on flights operated by Continental et al.
posted by caek
on Jan 23, 2012 -
Who wrote about a change in perspective due to a near-miss in a private airplane he was piloting? [more inside]
posted by morganw
on Nov 12, 2011 -
Was that a Stealth plane? UFO? Anyone see it? On Wednesday 12/15 my SO in Northern Staten Island saw something in the sky heading South from NYC. She said it was a triangle, very fast and she heard no sound like a jet or chopper. No news reports, nothing on Notify NYC. Maybe it was going to McGuire AFB?
posted by jara1953
on Dec 17, 2010 -
I'm flying from BOS to BWI tonight after work. The TSA website explicitly says knitting needles are okay in carry-on.
I am only bringing carry-on. I plan on printing this page and bringing it with me, but should I still expect some grief?
posted by zizzle
on Sep 29, 2010 -
Seeking feedback on travel between Barcelona and Granada - short plane v. long train trip... [more inside]
posted by docpops
on Sep 27, 2010 -
We have a friend who, through a series of bad decisions, ended up stranded in Florida with no income stream. We're trying to help her figure out the cheapest way to move within a month. [more inside]
posted by ®@
on Sep 25, 2010 -
Would boarding planes back-to-front save any time? If yes, why are planes not boarded this way? [more inside]
posted by odinsdream
on Aug 18, 2010 -
I put MS instead of MR on a plane ticket I ordered for a male friend. Is this a big deal? [more inside]
posted by CPAGirl
on Jun 17, 2010 -
Have kid, will travel? Hey parents, what airline tips do you have for your toddler's first trip on a plane? [more inside]
posted by fijiwriter
on May 3, 2010 -
Least stressful way to transport a family from London to Toulouse? Car vs Train vs Plane! [more inside]
posted by Joh
on Apr 9, 2010 -
Are there power outlets on International United Airlines flights? My mother is wanting to be able to charge her laptop on a plane ride to Bejing, and wants to know if she is able to either plug her laptop in on the flight, or bring a cigarette lighter power inverter in order to charge it. Does anyone have any input on this that I can tell her?
posted by linzenoonoo
on Apr 8, 2009 -
Two people traveling, want to travel together, one needs to return on a different day. How to do so? Online? Phone? [more inside]
posted by Towelie
on Mar 12, 2009 -
I just learned that my 12:45 Delta flight from Atlanta to Indianapolis was canceled and I was rebooked for a flight on Tuesday. This is a giant problem for me and I'm trying to figure out if there is any way to get to Indianapolis today. [more inside]
posted by davidstandaford
on Mar 1, 2009 -
What airlines will get me from Phoenix to New York City with three adult cats? Failing that, can you recommend anyone who does live animal shipment? [more inside]
posted by Optimus Chyme
on Sep 20, 2008 -
What's the cheapest way to get from the US to England without taking an airplane?
posted by archagon
on Jul 10, 2008 -
I'm trying to find a cartoon image of a cat falling from a (Dakota-type) aircraft. The caption said something like:
"Sooty suddenly realised that it wasn't going to matter, even if he can land on all-fours from a mile up" [more inside]
posted by Dub
on May 29, 2007 -
When a plane crashes, what do the airlines put on the "Arrival" board in the terminal? I would assume they start with "delayed," but I have no idea what they would change that to once it's verified the plane is never going to land at that airport.
posted by headspace
on Jul 2, 2004 -