5 Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Plane Flight

nightmare at 20000 feet

“I seriously should have gone with Virgin.”

You just got back from a long, stressful plane flight. The stewardess spilled orange juice all over your shirt. The plane slipped into a barrel roll to avoid colliding with a second plane. You got fired from your job via the plane’s convenient wi-fi connection, which, by the way, went dead immediately after the firing so you couldn’t even start looking for new jobs right away.

Suffice it to say: your nerves are a wreck. You need to unwind. But how? Cuddle with a loved one? Meditation? Exercise? Listen to Norah Jones music?

Nah. Those won’t work at all. You want to know the best way to unwind after a stressful plane flight? Keep reading…

5 Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Plane Flight 

1.) Watch one of those airplane disaster movies from the 70’s. You know, the ones where the pilots all fall unconscious and some poor school teacher from Alabama has to figure out how to fly and land the plane? See if you can stream one or more of those movies on Netflix. After this, your recent airline experience will seem like much less of a big deal.

2.) Get on the phone and divorce your long-distance lover or your geographically displaced extended family–whichever one was responsible for you having to fly across the country in the first place. Set yourself free.

3.) Call up animal control and inform them of the fuzzy green swamp man you kept seeing out there on the wing (see photo above). You’re probably not the first person to complain about this, and maybe those bastards will finally got off their asses and DO something about this growing problem. Because even freakin’ John Lithgow saw it!

dinosaur twilight zone

“Wow, they didn’t have those LAST time I came to New York!”

4.) Draw pictures of the dinosaurs you saw out the window down in prehistoric New York City when your plane got caught in the time warp. Nobody really knows what real dinosaurs actually looked like (for instance, did they or did they not have feathers?) and your drawings will surely be of interest to paleontologists and Steven Spielberg. The creative act of drawing will help to soothe your nerves.

5.) Inform the scientific community about the Langoliers you saw during the transfer in Bangor, Maine. Most scientists out there believe that there’s no such thing as time, that time is completely relative. But those weird Mouth Beasts you saw masticating each “moment” of time in order to make room for the next moment? It’ll really change a lot of peoples’ minds. This will really improve your mood, because you’ll basically be the belle of the ball.


“Freakin’ Langoliers? The scientific community will want to hear about this!”

Want some more? Read joy post about Airplane Etiquette

Today’s post was a response to the following Daily Post prompt:  After an especially long and exhausting drive or flight, a grueling week at work, or a mind-numbing exam period — what’s the one thing you do to feel human again?

check it out at: http://dailypost.wordpress.com/dp_prompt/back-to-life/

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5 Responses to 5 Ways to Unwind After a Stressful Plane Flight

  1. Good take on the prompt, Bill.

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