Popular Opinion The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane  

Jacob Shelton
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List Rules Activities anyone can easily do during an airplane ride. Upvote the activities that help pass the time the fastest.

We live in a pretty awesome time when, if you want to go somewhere, you can hop on a plane and go there. Sure, there might be a few restrictions like money and forever long TSA lines, but still. In a matter of hours you can be half way across the country. The biggest issue with flying is trying to figure out how to pass time on a plane. If you’re like some plane insomniacs, sleeping is not an option, so you have to find new and interesting way to keep from getting cabin fever. Before you take your next trip, check out this list of plane activities to take your mind off of the fact that you’ll be spending the next 2-24 hours 30,000 feet in the air.

If you’ve never flown before and you don’t know what to do on a plane then you’re in luck, because this helpful collection of tips for how to spend your time in the air is going to get you through your flight. All the bases are covered on this list, from reading, to watching the clouds, and more. Once you’ve studied this list you’ll be the go-to traveler for information on how to make the best out of a boring situation. Even if you forget a book, you’ll still have plenty to do.

Vote up the best ways to pass time on a plane, and if you have a better way of passing the hours between getting from point A to point B – add it to the list!

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Watching Movies is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Watching Movies

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Sleeping is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Sleeping

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Reading is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Reading

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Playing Computer or Video Game... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Playing Computer or Video Games

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Binge Watching TV is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Binge Watching TV

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Listen to Music is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
mattfish85 added Listen to Music

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Checking Out Sky Mall is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Checking Out Sky Mall

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Crossword is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
JannecaJohnson-White added Crossword

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Drinking is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Drinking

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Playing Sudoku is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Playing Sudoku

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Making a List of What You Want... is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Making a List of What You Want to Do When You Land

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Talking to Your Seatmate is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Talking to Your Seatmate

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Listening to Podcasts is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Listening to Podcasts

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Kick The Seat Of The Child Sit... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Kick The Seat Of The Child Sitting In Front Of You

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Taking Pictures of the Clouds is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Taking Pictures of the Clouds

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Playing Cards with Your Seatma... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Playing Cards with Your Seatmate

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Finding Shapes in the Clouds is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Finding Shapes in the Clouds

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Meditate is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Meditate

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Writing a Story is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Writing a Story

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Crocheting is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Crocheting

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Knitting is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Knitting

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Writing a Song is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Writing a Song

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Painting Your Nails is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
Painting Your Nails

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Making a Lot of Noise is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Ways to Pass Time on a Plane
theodora-prosiliakos added Making a Lot of Noise