The modern marvel known as flight is just amazing. I mean seriously, 100 years ago, could anyone ever dream that one day we’d be flying around the world in less time than it takes to drive from New York City to El Paso?
Of course, these superlong flights can potentially leave us with a few problems…spending multiple hours on a plane can put us at risk of catching whatever illnesses our fellow passengers have. Sitting for so long can make your legs swell up, or possibly even develop a DVT (Deep Vein Thrombosis – a.k.a. blood clot in your leg). You’re going to be in a different time zone from what your body is used to (hello, jet lag!). And honestly, just being stuck on a plane for so many hours kind of saps people of energy.
But then you land and you usually have to do…something. Go to work. Start sightseeing. Visit with family. Whatever. So you really want to get back on a normal keel as quickly as you can. Here are some ways to do it.
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There’s been plenty of stuff in the news in recent years about emotional support animals. Following the footsteps of service animals, which are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for their person with disabilities, emotional support animals are companion animals that a medical professional says provides some benefit for a person disabled by a mental health condition or emotional disorder. Unfortunately nowadays, they are sometimes pets whose owners bought them a special collar, vest, leash. etc. on the internet that makes them look like an emotional support animal, but is really just a way to allow their entry into hotels, restaurants, planes, theme parks and other places where pets are usually not allowed.
Animals being posed as emotional support animals have run the gamut of pets, from dogs to cats to rats to monkeys to mice to rabbits to miniature pigs to snakes to goldfish to hedgehogs to peacocks to squirrels to alligators and more. True emotional support animals have run nearly that same gamut, which makes the line between the two (and unfortunately, the line between those and trained service animals, which are in a category unto themselves, complete with laws in their favor) fuzzy.
I always feel bad for anyone subjected to fake emotional support animals on a plane. Be they the animal that poop on a plane seat or that attacks fellow passengers, there are just way too many problems with these animals that are untrained by owners who just don’t care, all in the name of selfish travelers.
I mean, just look at what the passengers of this plane were going to potentially deal with…
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Airplane food is nothing like it was in days gone by, but it’s still something we (kinda sorta, sometimes) enjoy. Maybe it’s because it’s a welcome break while spending hours on the plane, or because it’s food you won’t find on land (and most of the time that’s probably a good thing), but whether it’s something from the snack cart or a full meal with real silverware in first class, it’s still something people generally look forward to, even when you know it’s usually not going to be very good. I guess that’s why the website that can tell you what will be served on your flight is so popular.
On the rare occasions that Joe and I fly business or first class, we almost always take a picture of the meal. We’ve been doing it for much longer than we’ve had this blog – usually just for the memory of what we ate. A lot of people were apparently doing the same thing, so Henry Wu, originally from Chicago, took that one step further and started an Instagram site devoted entirely to what’s served at 35,000 feet.
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Broadcasting the news is very serious business, but sometimes I guess news journalists just can’t help themselves. Case in point…
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So I have this friend on Facebook – his name is Mark. And Mark recently posted a story about what happened to him on a plane not all that long ago. It was so funny that I just had to ask permission to repost it here. Fortunately, he said yes! 🙂
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