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As you age, it gets harder to travel
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RE: As you age, it gets harder to travel
(11-17-2019 11:04 PM)Egghead1 Wrote:  
(11-12-2019 07:12 PM)El Chinito loco Wrote:  I have to travel a lot for business (I fly about 30x a year on average) but not too many long haul flights unless i'm visiting the U.S. from asia or something.

What really cuts the fatigue down is not staying in shithole places or flying on shitty airlines. Splurge a little if you have to. When it comes to flights that are even over 3 hours I don't mind paying extra for an upgrade.

At my age you'd have to pay me to stay in a hostel. Fuck that.

It's is either airbnb, serviced condos, or a decent mid range hotel.

As I have aged and gotten experience, I actually suffer less from altitude sickness and jetlag, but I still don't sleep as well as at home. Discipline in getting a good flight time and getting in sync with the new time zone is important. And focus on the important stuff, don't try to do too much.

I like to fly afternoon flights. The reason being is that I don't have to get up too early to catch a flight and when I get to my destination it's usually already mid afternoon or early evening.

When I get there all I have to do is relax and just go to bed like normal when i'm checked into my accommodation.

For Long haul flights (12+ hours) I always choose night time departures because I can eat dinner and just sleep for about 8 hours right off the bat. Then when I wake up it doesn't seem that long of a flight. If you do a long haul departure mid-day or god forbid morning it makes the travel time seem twice as long.

I also save up my reward miles for these rare long haul flights. Business. Always. No way am I doing 12+ hours in economy.
(This post was last modified: 11-18-2019 11:49 AM by El Chinito loco.)
11-18-2019 11:44 AM
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