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Make Time Fly on a Long Flight

Tips for making time pass on planes, illus. by Michael Klein, image
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Knit a new sweater for traveling on your next long flight.

Got a long flight coming up? Via readers suggest ways to keep busy and enjoy the ride.

“The old-fashioned way—strike up a conversation,” says Cindy Scaccalosi of Petaluma, Calif.

“A simple and fun knitting project,” says Diane Barnett of Logan, Utah.

“Meditate,” says Mark Oliver of Kensington, Calif.

“I make every effort not to look at my watch,” says Eric Wallace of Boise, Idaho.

“Take a nap,” says Gregg Percival of Sonoma, Calif. “It helps prevent jet lag, too.”

“I take my backlog of magazines along,” says Albin Brandstetter of Springfield, Ore.

“Divide the time into chunks and do different things,” says Laurie Huth of San Jose.

“I sort my ever-growing collection of digital photos,” says Susan Kaiser of Reno.

Illustration by Michael Klein

This article was first published in September 2011. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.