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Flight Entertainment and Learning Ideas

Whether you are sitting at the gate or on a long flight, occupying your mind will make the flight much more enjoyable. Though there was a Seinfeld episode where Elaine’s boyfriend was happy just staring at the back of the seat in front of him, most of us need more mental stimulation.

First of all, it’s always good to bring a book you’re in the middle of reading or wish to read. This needs to be planned of course, though there are bookstores now in many airports. Don’t just think of the top best sellers, but think of your own interests. Who was your favorite author in college and do you miss reading him? Have you heard a book recommended recently on the radio you’ve been wishing to get?

In addition to books, there are audio cds. You can pick some up at your local library and learn through audio how to speak spanish, gardening tips, the factors which led up to the Vietnam war, how to set up a bonsai garden and lots of other topics. This is a great time to expand your mind.

Of course, you may need a break. Perhaps you are heading to an intense business meeting or seeing family where there is underlying tensions. In that case, word game books are good diversions, magazines or computer dvd movies work well. Remember to bring an ear piece and charge your battery ahead of time.

Don’t forget that the person next to you on the flight may be very interesting. Of course, you don’t want to be like John Candy in “Trains, Planes and Automobiles” who kept interrupting Steve Martin’s silence and inner reflections. It reached a point where Martin said, “Couldn’t you tell I didn’t want to talk when I was reading the throw up bag?”.

I’ve been on flights where I’ve had very interesting conversations with a dermatologist, classical pianist and history professor. Use the time on the flight to expand your mind or catch up on some well-needed rest.

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