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Anyone have travel experience? And a thank you.

March 28th, 2014 at 06:28 pm

First off I'd like to thank all of the SA member for their kind thoughts on the loss of my family pet. And for the suggestions of debt free planning. Having people comment objectively and respectfully is just so gratifying.

Here's the next issue:

I am not so good at flying. I can do a 3 hour flight no problem. As a new non smoker (14 months smoke free!) I can even do a 4 hour flight. But the idea of doing a 12 hour flight scares the daylights out of me. I need to get to Vitoria, Brazil. Is there anywhere in North America that will get me there in less than 13+ hours? I'm not concerned if it takes a day or two to get there. Suggestions gratefully accepted.

6 Responses to “Anyone have travel experience? And a thank you.”

  1. pretty cheap jewelry Says:

    I only WISH I had international experience to S America. Don't have a good answer for you but at least the bright side is you have a smallish problem on a big positive situation.

  2. snafu Says:

    I travel a lot, can you define your issues? Have you had experience on a car trip that required 11 hours in the car? Is it the idea of sitting in the same seat? Being confined in a tube? Being bored? Would you consider taking a cruise from Ft. Lauderdale Fl. to Rio de Janeiro and flying from there? Flying to Miami, on to Bogota, Columbia, 3rd leg to Vitoria ?

    My fav long flight coping device is to book seat 6A, ask flight attendant to wake me for meals & snacks, use a face mask, neck pillow, ear plugs or Kindle ear buds, self inflate from Library with a wide variety of fiction, non fiction, magazines, How To books, I also take my laptop and two work related projects I've been working on. The thing I hate most is sitting on the runway delayed for unknown reasons.

  3. Retired To Win Says:

    As an intermediate stop, Mexico pops into my mind right away. Mexico City or Cancun, I think. Heck! How about Miami?!

    Good luck.

  4. TashaC. Says:

    If you travel internationally- the airplanes are SO MUCH BIGGER and the seat room is so much more expansive. I'm wondering if you'll feel more at ease with more room to stretch out, meals, movies and a larger walkable plane. But if you have a history of panic attacks or mental breakdowns then I guess "trying out" an international flight is not the way to go. Congrats on the quitting smoking though!

  5. bluesfemme Says:

    Sounds exciting! While i can't help with the "how to get there", as i've done the 20-odd hr Aust to UK return trip nine times (and only one sector in business) i echo some of snafu's thoughts.
    I take an eye mask, ear plugs and an empty bottle, that i can fill up with water once airside. I don't drink alcohol onboard as it doesn't agree with me there. Because you don't get much exercise for a day, i will ask not to be woken if i'm asleep when the meal comes (some put a sticker on your blanket), as because of the time changes i find there are far too many meals! Othertimes i'll ask for the snack rolls instead of the heated meal. I used to always catch a cold after spending so much time in the enclosed area, but i now use fess nasal spray. Have fun researching your trip!

  6. Looking Forward Says:

    That sounds exciting!
    I suggest looking at large cities as near to halfway between home and the final destination.

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