How To Make Sure Flying Doesn't Suck Out Your Soul

I'm leaving for vacation on Friday night, where I will spend a week in London seeing family and friends, plus two days in Paris eating my weight in bread and cheese. You might think I'm joking about that second part, but I have spent the last ten days abstaining from both so that when I fall off the wagon in Paris---and I will inevitably fall off the wagon in Paris, I mean come on: it's Paris---the transgression will be that much sweeter. Hey, if you're going to fail, might as well fail big, right? Baguettes, I'm coming for you first! Cheesemongers of France, lock up your wheels of brie!

The flight from San Francisco to London is a cheery eleven hours, and while sitting bolt upright and weeping my way through The Time Traveler's Wife while having a passive-agressive armrest fight with the mouthbreathing stranger two inches to my left is not, perhaps, my favorite way to spend eleven hours---my favorite way to spend eleven hours is ASLEEP---I have taken enough two-day flights to other parts of the world (cough Singapore cough) that eleven hours seems, by comparison, to be a walk in the park. (Or a piece of piss, as my English compatriots might say. Have to brush up on my English idioms before I get on that plane on Friday, so I don't stand out too badly when I get there. Let's hope no-one asks me to pronounce "basil" at passport control or my head might explode.)

Flying is never particularly fun---well, the part where you sit back and read a whole bunch of magazines while people bring you free diet coke is kind of fun, but that gets old after a while---and yet there are things you can do to make it more bearable, believe it or not, and in the process of learning this, I have developed a kind of flying "code." If you are interested, the rules are as follows:

* Have a flying outfit. I have a flying outfit and it is this: a pair of loose and flowy black pants, a pair of ballet flats (gold, though yours certainly don't have to be), a crewneck t-shirt, a zip-up hoodie or cozy cardigan, and a pashmina. I have worn some variation of this outfit on pretty much every flight I have taken, and it has not failed me yet. It is comfortable, but you do not look as though you are wearing your pajamas. It accounts for every level of warmness and chilliness you will experience on the plane. And most of all, if you hide the hoodie in your bag while you check in, it gives you some semblance of being the sort of passenger deserving of an upgrade to Business Class.

* Look, you are probably not going to get an upgrade to Business Class. You are probably not, it's true. But hell, it doesn't hurt to try, particularly on an international flight. I take a three-pronged approach to the "try": I endeavor not to look as though I have just rolled out of bed (see above), I smile a lot and am very, very polite, and sometimes, if I'm getting the right sort of vibe from the check-in person, I just ask. You have to do it cheekily, of course----"Is the flight very full? Oh, it is? No chance you're looking to upgrade anyone, are you? Because I'm willing and able!"---but I kid you not, it has worked for me in the past. I have received several surprise upgrades using this technique, as has my brother, and---randomly---my grandma. There's, like, a 0.1% of it happening, of course, but hey, trying is free. Business Class tickets aren't, however, so don't be surprised when it falls flat. (It often falls flat.)

* Remember that pashmina? That's important. You might not be a pashmina person in your everyday life and that is fine; in that case, you will just need to buy a pashmina and designate it your Flying Pashmina, because a pashmina, my friends, is probably the most important thing you can bring onto a plane. Well, okay, after your ticket. And your passport. And some good reading material. And---okay, whatever, it is up there is what I'm saying, and this is why: it makes an excellent blanket. It makes an excellent pillow. It makes an excellent thing to breathe into when it turns out your neighbor to the right has chronic B.O. It makes an excellent shawl to give you an extra layer of warmth, and it also just gives you that nice sort of comfortable, homey feel that's rather lacking on an airplane, which sounds sort of stupid, but when I am 30,000 feet up in the air and possibly a little anxious, I like that my pashmina is soft and cozy and smells like a familiar mix of my perfume and my apartment. Hmm, apparently my pashmina is actually my security blanket. That's a little awkward.

* Make yourself a little amenity kit so you can at least pretend you're in Business Class. So I have this kit that I bring on every airplane ride ever, though it is particularly helpful on the kind of airplane rides where you're going to try and sleep, whether these are international flights or just long-distance red-eyes. "Kit" is actually pushing it a bit, since it's basically just a gallon-size ziploc bag---though I have been known to fancy it up and use an old toiletries bag or makeup case from time to time---but I always keep it within easy reach and it always contains the following: lip balm (airplane air is notoriously dry), a tiny little tub of moisturizer (ditto), an eye mask for sleeping, a pair of warm socks for if my feet get cold, gum and/or a mini toothbrush and toothpaste to freshen my mouth, Advil in case I get a headache, Advil PM to help me sleep, and, if I can swing it, one of those tiny little cans of Evian spray that you can mist ineffectively at your face to try and help you wake up. You look like a bit of a tool spritzing your face with one of those, though, so maybe take that one to the bathroom.

* Tune in, turn on, drop out. The key to getting any sort of shut-eye on a plane is to trick your senses into thinking that you're....well, not on a plane. Push your seat back as far as it will go, of course, slip off your shoes and slip on your warm socks, wrap yourself in your pashmina, and then do two things: make it so that you can't hear anything or see anything. Trust me on this. For the former, I used to bring along headphones and my excellent white noise machine---which normally sits by my bedside table but is small and portable enough fo travel---until I discovered that I could just download a free white noise app on my iPhone (I've got this one), which is just as good and way more convenient. For the latter, I recommend this sleep mask, which my brother Tom gave me for Christmas, and which has, quite literally, changed my life (my bedroom is very light: this mask is like your own personal set of blackout shades.) 

* You will need food. Maybe you are fine with airplane food---whether it's the free meal you get on international flights or the sandwiches you pay for on domestic ones---but I have always, always brought my own food onto the plane, and I am here to tell you that the best possible sandwich you can make and pack for a flight is salami on a baguette (well, unless you're a vegetarian, I guess, in which case...yeah, I dunno.) Salami is great because it is tasty, it doesn't smell weird, for some reason I don't worry about it going bad like I'd worry with ham or turkey, and you don't need all that much of it; a baguette is great because it is very hardy and won't get squashed in your bag. I have learned the hard way that you shouldn't try and add tomatoes, lettuce, or cucumber to this---soggy central!---but it's fair to say that a little bit of arugula, if you've got it, sure doesn't hurt. (I also use only mustard, no mayo, because I worry about the mayo holding up for a long time.) Another great meal for the plane, if you're not a sandwich sort of person, is some variation on this orzo salad (leave out the chicken if you want), packaged into a little tupperware---it's great cold, will last a long time and fill you up, and isn't super messy to eat. As far as snacks for the plane go, I'm a big fan of almonds, Luna bars, Goldfish crackers, and dried apricots. I also always buy a tube of mint Mentos, but this is more some weird holdover from childhood---my mum used to always pack mint Mentos into her carryon bag and dole them out if our ears started hurting on takeoff or landing---so, you know, don't feel compelled at all to do that.

So that's it, I guess: a few quick ways to make flying---particularly long-distance flying----a tiny little bit more bearable. Anything I'm missing? Any questions? Anything you want to add?

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Drew
Mar 25, 2010

I always bring eye drops. I wear contacts so for me it's essential, but even when wearing my glasses I use it (good way to make you feel more awake). And I bring ear plugs. Ear plugs are very important.

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Isobel
Mar 25, 2010

I wear contacts too, and I have to wear glasses on the plane for long flights 'cause the air is like the Sahara and the lenses get ouchy. So I change out of my lenses on the plane and back into them just before landing (I don't like being seen in my glasses).

I always have gum for landing as although my ears cope fine with taking off, I get horrible blocked upness from landing and it'll last a couple of days if I don't chew something to ease the pressure whilst landing.

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spider
Mar 25, 2010

noise canceling headphones, and chocolate. just a little bit of very dark chocolate.
and some knitting.

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Kate
Mar 25, 2010

As for brushing up on your English idioms, all you'll be needing this week are the following:

1976 (hottest summer since)
Alistair Darling

Oh, and chocolate obviously. I recommend eating a MaltEaster (malteser shaped bunny) while you're back over here.

Hope you have a great trip.

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Joy
Mar 25, 2010

I've recently started wearing super stylish outfits when flying. Skirts! Dresses! Nice shoes (that I can walk in).

After take-off I will go to the bathroom and change into sweatpants and a t-shirt. Then, before landing, I change into my stylish outfit again. It's kind of weird, but I think I like the idea of not wearing the same clothes for 24 hours (especially on the long trips)

Also, throughout my childhood my mom wore a light blue skirt and top when flying (something like this: http://pm.b5z.net/i/u/10030340/i/s5557.jpg)

I guess she's influenced me.

Also, WATER.

The cups they serve water in are too tiny on the plane. I bring an extra water bottle with me on the plane.

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Amy
Mar 25, 2010

Good list, Holly. I agree with the pashmina - and can also be handy for hiding from strangers who want to talk and don't get the hint. I always bring saline nasal spray (dry air) and a couple hankies. A little sprits of perfume helps ward off bad smells, and they can double as a napkin, washcloth, etc. and don't disintegrate with water the way kleenex do.

Almonds are one of my favorite travel foods - they don't leave your fingers messy, they don't get crushed, and they don't have a strong smell. I once sat next to a man on a train who ate two (!) cans of sardines with a fork. No crackers, no bread, just fish. After a few minutes the entire car smelled of sardines.

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em
Mar 25, 2010

I totally second Kate's MaltEaster suggestion.
They are the holy grail of chocolate based snacks.

and remember we say al-u-min-ium.

have a good trip.

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Tan
Mar 25, 2010

We flew to Europe from Australia last year, my first time travelling overseas...and the 4 things I would take with me on the next long haul flight are big bottle of water (after security of course!), pashmina (bought mine specially for it and totally worth it), Lucas Paw Paw for lip balm and noise canceling headphones...100% the best thing we travelled with. Both flights we were merely 4-10 rows away from screaming babies...and switching on that noise canceling button was like shutting a door to the room with the screaming kid. Sometimes I didnt even listen to anything, just the noises of the airplane in the `distance' were enough to lull me to sleep. Jabra C820's...best travel purchase ever.

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jasmine lew
Mar 25, 2010

I totally feel you on those long distance flights. I have to fly back to Singapore twice a year (it is home afterall) and it sucks. When I used to live in Chicago, I used to fly home via London on Virgin. LOVE LOVE DFS in T3. But this time round I'm going to have to fly through HK. Knowing and choosing which airport to transit through helps.Esp when you know you are going to get some warm and good food after departure. oh. And coughing up the extra dough to fly on a nicer airline sometimes helps too. It might seem like an extravagance to fly on a non-american airline...but that little extra comfort can go a REALLY REALLY long way.

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Courtney in FL
Mar 25, 2010

I'm curious about your carry on bag. I have the hardest time finding a bag that is: large enough to handle all of my flying needs, not to large that they make me check the bag and cute enough to carry during the journey. What do you carry?

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Hairy Farmer Family
Mar 25, 2010

'Loose and flowy black pants' may be a phrase you want to re-cast over here...

Have a lovely trip! Awfully envious of Paris!

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Sarah Brown
Mar 25, 2010

I always pack lotion, lip balm, and saline spray as well. Airplane air burns my nose out for weeks after if I don't use it several times mid-flight.

I also like to pack my own Sennheiser headphones, because the dinky ones they give you on planes never block out the outside noise well enough to hear whatever it is you want to hear.

(I love when you do posts like this.)

Can't wait to see you!

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Daisy
Mar 25, 2010

I always bring a few bags of tea on international flights- an upgrade from whatever bargain basement brand they carry on board. Then I just ask for hot water & lemon - very refreshing and homey. I second the lip balm and moisturizer - and I bring a tube of Neosporin or the like for the inside of my nose- I have very, very dry skin and as a kid I would get nosebleeds on international flights. A dab of Neosporin helps so much!

I also cannot fly an international flight without a bar of dark chocolate Toblerone- that is what my Mother doled out in times of fussiness when we were kids.

As for the bag, might I recommend a monogrammed canvas tote from LL Bean or Lands End to the commentor above- I get one of the larger, roomy versions, tie my pashmina around the handle & shove everything I need inside. It is "manly" enough that my husband doesn't mind watching it while I run to the restroom and I can also hold his book that he always manages to NOT have room for.

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Jan Ross
Mar 25, 2010

Reading material! I always bring at least one book and some magazines. Then, as I read the magazines, I just leave them behind at the airport, on the plane, etc. I don't want them after I have read them and it gives me pleasure to think of someone finding and enjoying them on their long trip!

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Operation Pink Herring
Mar 25, 2010

I'm a huge fan of the traveling outfit. It's kind of unfortunate that my husband refers to my designated pants as my "traveling pants", as if I'm in that Sisterhood with Alexis Bledel and America Ferrera or something... but so be it. I love my traveling pants (magical cotton capris from Banana Republic that look cute and stylish while also being, basically, sweatpants).

The other thing I NEED on a plane is water. I get so unbearably thirsty and those little cupfuls they bring you aren't even close to enough. I get panicky just thinking about being on an 11-hour ride with no water. I bring my big Sigg bottle (empty) and fill it up after clearing security.

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soul-fusion
Mar 25, 2010

I'm about to get on a plane for a work trip this afternoon and these are great tips. I second (3rd? 4th?) the bring your own water suggestion. I always buy the biggest bottle I can find immediately after I get through security.
As for a good packable sandwich - I also like baguette sandwiches and if I'm going from the office I pick up a tomato, mozerrella and basil baguette. It holds up well, doesn't get soggy or go bad quickly.

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FunnyGal KAT
Mar 25, 2010

That's so funny about buying Mentos because your mom did. I always buy red Twizzlers to take on long car trips because that's what my mom always had for us. I don't even like Twizzlers that much, but it seems natural when traveling.

For airline travel, I guess I'm either superstitious or in a rut. I need to bring Pringles, I buy a Cosmo magazine (and only buy or read them when traveling) and I always order a Sprite on the plane. Forget in a rut, I'm probably just crazy.

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Hip Hip Gin Gin
Mar 25, 2010

I have converted my mom and all my girlfriends to the way of the pashmina, can't live without it! Because using the airplane blanket is not an option for this germophobe, shudder.
But the amenity kit and travel outfit are genius ideas I need to add to my travel arsenal immediately. I always wear jeans like a fool because I'm trying to look cute and inevitably arrive at my destination with a stomach ache from the waistband and general crabbiness. Does anyone else notice how jeans become a straitjacket for your lower body after about 2 hours of sitting still? Just me?
Hope you have a wonderful time in London and Paris!! Eat lots of cheese, after 10 days you deserve it. I would never make it 10 days without bread and cheese.

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GoingLikeSixty
Mar 25, 2010

Reminiscing! It was ten years ago this week we made our first trip to Paris.
Yes, the day the U.S. invaded Iraq, we landed in Paris!

I've found the noise canceling headsets to be MOST useful on the flight home when I was tired and cranky because I was going THE WRONG DIRECTION (home.)

Carbonated drinks and alcohol are your enemy on long flights, leads to more dehydration and adds to jet lag.

Will you be taking the train from London to Paris? This is our next "big" trip.

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James
Mar 25, 2010

Good list. My sister actually just landed in London herself. She's the type to have this kind of travel preparation.

Traveling with children is a whole different story... I can give you plenty of those tips when you're ready...

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b
Mar 25, 2010

I always download a couple episodes of "This American Life" for when I can't sleep, but I'm trying. It's wonderful to listen to as I try to drift off.

I always make sure to bring a couple of extra hairties and a headband to keep the hair out of my face.

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Amanda
Mar 25, 2010

I'm also curious about your carry-on bag. I have yet to find a shoulder bag that's both functional and perfectly sized for travel. And my North Face backpack, while great, is just not the look I'm going for these days...

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Locusts and Wild Honey
Mar 25, 2010

The level of planning and thought you bring to travel makes me seem like a freewheeling tramp on the loose.

All of this is sound advice.

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Melissa Oklahoma
Mar 25, 2010

I think these are all very good suggestions. Except I wonder what these pants look like? I need these sort of loose pants that are comfortable, because all I can think of is sweat pants or some type of workout pant and I'm pretty sure that's not what you mean...

Have a great time on your vacation!

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Nothing But Bonfires
Mar 25, 2010

These are all great suggestions that you're adding -- thank you! I always bring eye drops too, and the biggest bottle of water I can find after security, and I totally forgot to mention that I also bring a couple of those individual travel packs of Wet Wipes -- useful if you spill something or want to "wash" your hands before eating.

For my carry-on bag: I usually just bring whatever large shoulder bag is my General Everyday Bag at the time (I currently have a soft grey leather tote from H&M that is surprisingly roomy) and stuff it full, although Daisy's suggestion of the Lands End & LL Bean canvas bags is a great one.

As far as the black pants (trousers! trousers for my English friends!) go, they are probably one of my most favorite, versatile things I've ever bought, and they came from a rather embarrassing store: Dorothy Perkins (this is kind of like a British Talbots, maybe, although recently it seems to have upgraded itself more to an Ann Taylor Loft.) They are made of....trouser material, but they have kind of a low, loose waist and are skimming and wide and flowy all the way down. They're as comfortable as sweatpants but they look like fairly nice black trousers. If you actually DO want to go the sweatpant route without it looking like you're wearing sweatpants, I recommend Gap's yoga pants (with the foldover tab waist) -- you seem to only be able to buy them at the outlets these days but they are soft, comfortable, and the least sweatpant-ish looking sweatpants you can find.

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ladyloo
Mar 25, 2010

Really awesome suggestions, Holly. My only reservation is the leaning back bit. Us tall people sitting behind you get kneecapped by the wire on the pocket on the back of the seat. Or bruised. Or just beat up in general. I just really don't think that planes these days are actually made for leaning back. They're taken the space away from us travelers, but not the capability. It's the quickest way for me to get really, really upset on a flight.

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Donna
Mar 25, 2010

Don't forget to use your wet-wipes to wipe down the armrests and table before you get settled in. Don't want those germs travelling with you.

My husband proposed in Paris - what a great memory that is.

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kat
Mar 25, 2010

i bring my klean kanteen or any reusable water bottle that i fill up with a water fountain once i make it through security. i like my klean kanteen because the metal keeps the water nice and cold. i also always pack my chargers since being delayed and losing juice on my battery is so terrifying to me.

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meredyth
Mar 25, 2010

Good advice! It almost makes me want to take a flight somewhere. Almost. I'll definitely start concocting a kit next time I do. And download that app. I agree with the pashmina and water.
One of my favorite things to do, either before a flight or on a layover is to hang out in the duty free and load my face with a lot of expensive moisturizers that I would never be able to afford otherwise. And some rich lip balm. They all have testers and it makes me feel more luxurious when I've been (or am about to be) sitting on a plan for a while.

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pb
Mar 25, 2010

My one kid-traveling tip: dress 'em as cute as possible, spare no braid or bow or tie. It might not get you an upgrade but it makes a significant difference in how you are treated by staff and passengers.

The vegetarian food option that has worked well for me is vegetarian sushi: neat, portable and not a meal of bread and cheese, which might be all you eat for the duration of your visit to non-vegetarian family and friends.

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Alecia
Mar 25, 2010

The only thing I would add is a mini version of your make up bag to freshen up your face at the end of the flight. Otherwise, I look like the airplane has chewed me up and spit me out.

I also love a shirt that has front pockets to put your passport and ticket in so I am not overcome with the fear I misplaced them every fifteen minutes before boarding.

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Lisa The Bumpkin
Mar 25, 2010

I always wear my hair up, and I always save a book I am dying to read for the ride. It stinks to have a boring book on a long haul.
I'm sick of your talk of Parisian bread and cheese, I miss those days that I were there, more than any in my life. The roses the men threw onto my balcony, because I was American, and the tingling of my senses. Toblerone in the states is not the same either, I swear!

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Heather B.
Mar 25, 2010

This makes me want to jump on a plane and go somewhere. Anywhere. Not to mention that I live 6 hours away from Europe and yet...why don't I just go? My life is so sad. Have some fun for me.

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Ben/Kate
Mar 25, 2010

Good list, minus the whole sandwhich bit this is typically how I travel as well (although, in summery months, I'm prone to wear an ankle or calf-length skirt rather than my black pants.
My question was more about the book--so, you're bringing along Time Traveler's Wife? I read that book several years ago, but I still haven't seen the movie and I'd be interested in hearing how they compare.
-K

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mollykath
Mar 25, 2010

I love this topic! I enjoy visiting stores like Flight 001 just to imagine all the ways to make travel more efficient/enjoyable!

My must-haves for long flights are: toothbrush/toothpaste, gum, dark chocolate, trashy legal thriller/catch-a-serial-killer paperback, cardi-wrap-over-tunic-tee-with-some-sort-of-pants, easy to slip off shoes, compact, lip gloss, blush for All Purpose Freshening upon landing, tampon (because OMG what if???) and Real Simple and/or O magazines. I find them soothing.

The best trick I have picked up for long flights on which you want to sleep is to forget about looking foolish and just put the tray table down in front of you and sort of lay head and arms on it and use that position to sleep, a la "Heads Up 7Up"...the neck cricks are unbearable for me, otherwise.

I am prone to swollen feet/ankles if I am on a plane longer than 8 hours or so, and I would LOVE to discover a way to combat the water retention. Because, ew. Ham ankles are not pretty.

And, to end this missive, the best carry on bag I have discovered is a giant LL Bean Nylon tote that fits more than a wheelie bag, cost about $30 and can be squished and squashed as much as need be.

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dani
Mar 25, 2010

Great advice. I'm definitely making note of this for my honeymoon this summer!

And now I'm craving salami on a baguette.

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Zaren
Mar 25, 2010

Have a safe flight Holly! (:
I've read The Time Traveler's Wife like 3 times & it never fails to make me cry! ):

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Vicki
Mar 26, 2010

I pretty much do all of these already when I'm flying long haul so I'm feeling proud of myself right now :0)
The only thing I would add is that when I fly, I wash my hair just beforehand and tie it up while it's wet so when I arrive I just untie it and it smells all nice and clean as if it's freshly washed.

Have a safe flight Holly and have fun in London and Paris. It was 20°c in Paris last week, hotter than Nice where I am so hopefully you should have some beautiful spring weather while you're here!

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Nicki
Mar 26, 2010

Okay, clearly you are a pro. I'll be calling you before the honeymoon. Er...make that emailing. ;)

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Sadie
Mar 26, 2010

All great tips but one of them raised a question for me, Holly: if you travel in flats, presumably barefoot, how do you deal with taking your shoes off at security? I ask because I wore flats on my last flight to London and, too late, realized I would now be walking barefoot through the filthy security checkpoint once I removed my shoes for the x-ray machines. That experience has made me wary of wearing flats for travel again.

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Jenny
Mar 26, 2010

haha pashmina perfect for breathing into when the neighbor smells haha. I agree with everything you said. Although I add an US Weekly, or five. It's mindless but entertaining and suddenly you're like woah i just spent 45 minutes reading this???!?

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Starla
Mar 26, 2010

Have a great trip to London....I hope April here is nice for you! The clocks go forward this weekend so let there be light!

I actually really enjoy flying, but 24 hours to Australia was pretty traumatic. Losing 2 days, and the jet lag..gah! I really don't like the 100ml liquid rule either.

Ben/Kate - Re. the film...not a patch on book, which was just brilliant. In my opinion, the film is not worth watching.

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Kristabella
Mar 27, 2010

This is so helpful!

I was in a sales conference this week and the dude was all "it never hurts to ask for an upgrade." And I was like "you're right! Worst case, I AM STILL FLYING COACH!"

Have a wonderful trip!

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Manda
Mar 27, 2010

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Manda
Mar 27, 2010

Sorry...I posted 3 times so far and they disappear.

Anyways just wanted to say its odd timing you posted this because a while back you posted about getting good airline prices and I wanted to ask you to post about it but was too shy to ask you!

My must have is my Cloudz pillow (as long as I have a window seat) and my music to block everything out. I have tried using the tv or music on the tv but everytime they make announcements it jolts me awake

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Erliza
Mar 29, 2010

Seconding Ladyloo about the leaning back your seat thing. I'm 5'2" so I had never thought about this till I met my husband, who's a tall guy. If the person in front of him leans back more than an inch or two, it basically just jams into his knees. Unless I'm on a transatlantic trip, I never lean back anymore if the person behind me is much taller than me (most people are taller than me).

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Andrea
Apr 02, 2010

Genius post. I'm flying to Bangkok from SLC in oh... a month, and for the last 5 months have been thinking "how in the world am I going to endure a 24 hour plane ride? What? Who? This? That? I dunno!" Well, now I have the answers. I am indebted to your wisdom.

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Amy
Apr 08, 2010

One thing to note: if you brush your teeth on the plane, don't swallow the water from the bathroom tap. It's not drinking-quality. I fly between Amsterdam and the U.S. a lot, and I've found that I prefer to wait until I land, and then brush my teeth in the airport bathroom, where the water is better.

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Andrea
Apr 08, 2010

I live overseas and although I'm anxious to come home in a few months, I dread the flight.

Yes! Pashmina. Crucial.

Don't forget the Afrin. Hubby is a pilot and it is the ONLY thing recommended for clearing sinuses when you fly. You might not have allergies at home, but the flight back could KILL.

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Kathleen
Apr 09, 2010

Thanks so much for this post! Very useful info!

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nan
Apr 10, 2010

I would add hand sanitizer, and antibacterial wipes to the on board kit, along with tissues.
After hearing "swollen cankle stories due to long flights, i bought compression stocking from a drug store, and put them on the the longest leg of my recent trip to Egypt...
No cankles for me...

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ladyloo
Apr 11, 2010

I read somewhere of a model you flies a lot, and to combat the swollen feet she wears compression stockings on the flight. On the one hand that seems extreme, on the other - ham feet are so not pretty.

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Dollar Stores
Apr 15, 2010

a, z.

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harrisandreson
Apr 15, 2010

Hello to all before going further i would like to introduce myself that i am a student of cissp doing job in USA and i would say that the article has following points like Almonds are one of my favorite travel foods - they don't leave your fingers messy, they don't get crushed, and they don't have a strong smell. I once sat next to a man on a train who ate two (!) cans of sardines with a fork. No crackers, no bread, just fish. After a few minutes the entire car smelled of sardines, what you say

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Gila
Apr 19, 2010

I too make very long transatlantic flights from time to time. My best traveling tip is that I bought a fisherman's vest, which has endless amounts of (closed) pockets, including inside ones. I put my money, tickets, passport, kleenex, pen, hand sanitizer, etc. and then don't spend time searching inside my purse at the last moment.

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yiwu china
Sep 11, 2010

I would add hand sanitizer, and antibacterial wipes to the on board kit, along with tissues.

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Mar 30, 2011

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Kate
May 13, 2011

I've been reading your blog for a while, but this is the first time I've posted. I'm about to head off on an overseas adventure, and decided I needed to follow your advice and get a travel outfit. Best idea ever! I now have comfy yoga pants that look like black trousers, a hoodie style tissue tee with a tanktop to go under it, and cardigan to go over. I've had a pashmina that I've traveled with several times now, and I picked up a new scarf, so all together I look put-together (though probably not enough to talk my way into business class) but am completely comfortable. :) Thanks so much for your travel advice!

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belstaff
Oct 27, 2011

Exactly,It is so amazing.I like it very much.Thanks for your share,I will recommend our friends.

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腕時計 激安
Oct 28, 2013

製品にはシティ オブ ドリームズが 4 多ホテルのみ可能性があります。本当に材料の総ゴムは非常に認識可能な私は多くのアナリストの賛辞をスローしました現在カバーしています。滑らかなあるすらりとゴムのようなこうして、間違ってシェル ケースではないです。ハンドルは少しの設計選択はバッグはユニークで独自にボウラー バッグに匹敵する付近の間。
腕時計 激安 http://www.cmsgloballimited.com/news/Hamilton-Khaki-Twilight-c-30902002_...

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高級腕時計
Oct 28, 2013

彼はそれらを学ぶだまして、一緒にそれらをキャッチ彼ワールド ・ ワイド ・ ウェブ。あなたがお住まいの地域でのサービスの彼らの額に、さらにウルドアートワークの専門家を選ぶに見なければならない。一部は、何の疑いもせずにに関してで見つかったが、あなたに向かってだけではありません。(USA)ロバート自分の年齢。(USA)ボーH.するときは、市場でこれらの豪華な財布の多くは、私は誰もがエルメスの研究を考えなければならないであろうと考え、その意志はイタリア以下のものである場合。
高級腕時計 http://www.doble-u.eu/private/Hamilton-Khaki-Code-Breaker-c-30902002_309...

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高級腕時計
Oct 28, 2013

他の多くの米国の役人同盟絶対に私達の時間の非常に古典的な魏とラヴィ銃を作り出した、ベレッタ 92FS。このカテゴリに属するベレッタ 92FS 人気の大規模なレベルの疲労 Px4 準備簡単に。ベニスの共和国への影響を修復し、状態はそれの時間の同じ長さであります。コンスタンティノープル、使用時間の西ヨーロッパ諸国は部族の戦い容易に封建ロボットに巻き込まれることによって、ヨーロッパ内の非常に高いと indespensible 都市であった。私父ホセ天使 Manaiza Sr 私の buddie 博士マーティン Luther 独裁者ジュニアにかかわらずかなりグレード T または M の評価と携帯電話を使用してこの多くを尊重マーティンルーサー値する最終的な構造ではないです。
高級腕時計 http://www.shaunconway.com/rt/Hamilton-Khaki-King-c-30902002_30902005.html

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腕時計 激安
Oct 28, 2013

が直面している機会に非常にまた、 "エルメス"ロック上裏面約エッチスタンピング。かかわらず、現代的なエルメスのシャットダウンを提供するより多くの高齢者、ヴィンテージバッグに遭遇あり、それにもかかわらず、ベース上に配置ロゴを活用するしかかかりません基本的なの。クラッチまたは袋とは異なり、疑うことを知らない肩ballewick持つ他の事をするために両手を空にすることができます。
腕時計 激安 http://www.timeforchangecounselling.com/bookingforms/Hamilton-khaki-Taki...

あなたにぴったりのコンシーラーを実際に動作することを見つけている間にもっとたくさんあります。プラダの財布およびハンドバッグのいくつかの特定の検索を行うあなたのためを見てを取る必要がある場合に純休暇スポットすることができます Handbagcrew および/または Zappos のルイ ・ ヴィトンの上に下げられた荷電オブジェクトを識別できることを望むトロントの袋を購入します。
ハミルトン 腕時計 人気 http://www.toddsleapracking.com/services/Hamilton-Khaki-Code-Breaker-c-3...

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腕時計 通販
Oct 28, 2013

すべての時間の状態になるだろうしている場合は、別の不安が提供する見える。。かなり、これらの経験の Hamptons になる完璧に模した使用します。以前のものサイズはもちろんのこと関数で顕微鏡の大きな代替。原因先生の遺産の中のこの外観改善の推進の要因の間で合理的な価格は、その訪問者。多く 1970 年代 1980 年代初め、内部製品実際ソフトウェア AG の最大限に活かした ADABAS の間で、多くのシステムの 2000 年にされて求められる柔軟性と覚醒時のシステムにそれをやってを提供しようとする導入されました。
腕時計 通販 http://www.lasertecmedical.com/library/Hamilton-Khaki-Code-Breaker-c-309...

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最新の写真家、運動靴、オードジェープラス異なるフレームの記事で広告に大通りのシーンの彼の半分塗り映像の不正の消費のためにアメリカでは幼稚な人。。ケイト ・ ボスワース、アレクサンダースカルスゲールドの要件は、離婚を提出すると噂されているいくつかのスターのカップルのそれらの 1 つ。彼女はおそらく発見 5 月交通ミルキー ハンドバッグ事実いくつか撮影する方法です。著者は、リンゼイの束を愛する色接続についての彼女の経験を強制します。
シドニーハミルトン http://www.cmsgloballimited.com/news/Hamilton-Khaki-Twilight-c-30902002_...

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これらの恐ろしい格安ウェーダーに改善を行って嫌い。このハイブリッドスパイクニューロン利益を使わなくてホーキング 85 千ガジェットで簡単な休日プログラム製品のための記録を追跡します。58。今ストリップの選択ループを作るあなたのスターターです。かぎ針編みの六つの結び目のかぎ針編みのバンドに含まれる単一行。他にも素晴らしいバッグについて設計資格ビジネスの型破りな環境で使用するように。それも非常に有用な赤はラクダとさらに白従って夜のイベントを使用することが可能。
ハミルトン 腕時計 http://www.spirit-medcomms.com/Scripts/Hamilton-khaki-air-c-30902002_309...

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ハミルトン島
Oct 28, 2013

クラッチやバッグとは異なりを疑うことを知らない肩 ballewick と他の事を行うに両方の手を空可能性があります。ショルダー バッグこれら素晴らしいラップを持っているが、注意する必要がありますこのようなバッグを選択すること注意してください。すべての 1 つへの贈り物としてレプリカのハンドバッグで実験をしようとしてその評価女性実際に今まではあなたの資金を懸念している限り、あなたが傷ついたこと決してはことです。ワイン、通貨会話と悪い感じていないの誰かを楽しみにするチャンスです。
ハミルトン島 http://www.scribblingrivalry.com/image2/Hamilton-Khaki-Twilight-c-309020...

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高級腕時計
Oct 28, 2013

多くのパフォーマーやミュージシャンが単に使うことができません、このゴージャスなジュエリー。ミュージシャン反乱ウォーリー Aydolla は glovelett のお気に入りカテゴリに建てられました。彼らの平均本当に探して一般的に偉大なアイテムを販売するだけで良い評判豊富なカスタマー サービス電子商取引から収入を生成するセメント。
高級腕時計 http://www.havingalarp.com/include/Hamilton-Khaki-King-c-30902002_309020...

クラッチやバッグとは異なりを疑うことを知らない肩 ballewick と他の事を行うに両方の手を空可能性があります。ショルダー バッグこれら素晴らしいラップを持っているが、注意する必要がありますこのようなバッグを選択すること注意してください。準備のためのギフトになることを大人の生活の中でその適切な女性のレプリカのハンドバッグを購入すると素晴らしいです、あなたはない凹んでがちょうどあなたの予算が懸念しています。これはチャンスふけることを誰かが意味と、それを使用して気を悪くしないで金融チャタリングします。
ハミルトン 腕時計 メンズ http://www.wirralphoto.com/inc/Hamilton-khaki-air-c-30902002_30902013.html

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ピンクのバーキンは彼女のブックマークの一つです。ふう。コケモモに目を光らせて、私は正確に0彼とオベル、経済的に進出。ローカルオフィスで7マイル。インテリアはレザーの色を一致させるために染めヤギの毛穴や皮膚から設計されています。??エルメスケリーフェリックスの多数色のバッグと同様、皮革、トーゴのバックスキン、ふくらはぎ、柔らかいヤギのルックス、そしてダチョウ。
ハミルトンうれしの http://www.chaincare.com/media/Hamilton-Khaki-Twilight-c-30902002_309020...

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腕時計 激安
Oct 28, 2013

製品にはシティ オブ ドリームズが 4 多ホテルのみ可能性があります。本当に材料の総ゴムは非常に認識可能な私は多くのアナリストの賛辞をスローしました現在カバーしています。滑らかなあるすらりとゴムのようなこうして、間違ってシェル ケースではないです。右式のハンドルはわずかに加えボウラー バッグのような中、わずかな袋のそれ自身の上に別のアプローチを取る。
腕時計 激安 http://www.downruralareapartnership.com/drap-cms/Hamilton-khaki-Taki-Myl...

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ヴィトン 長財布
Oct 28, 2013

あなたのバイクの旅行と特定の状況が損傷それが徹底的に保護されていないかどうかに発生する可能性があります。ロレックス デイトジャスト、ロレックス デイトナ、ロレックスのエクスプ ローラー、さらに多くのブランドを獲得します。あなたの小さな彼らはピックアップ イベント、ルイ ・ ヴィトン シューズ当然それらを先に観察可能性がありますこの症候群に入る。尊敬ストアは nil の住宅ローンを提供できる夜の時間で、彼らは本当にほとんどの小売店を持っていません。たとえばはありませんそんなバーキン、ヴィンテージの頃はバーキンだけ 1984 年以来利用可能な救済をされているため。
ヴィトン 長財布 http://www.naturalstoneindustries.com/css/Louis-Vuitton-Vernis-c-8016_80...

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ヴィトン ダミエ
Oct 28, 2013

繰り返し、本物でない常に。特定のラップもしわ全くを作ることに長い時間を費やしている人でない限り、形見の袋は行く方法です。目は自分の目で、2 番目の視線を与える私たちのすべてが早期に歩くときに益を確保するだろうそれら。
ヴィトン ダミエ http://www.tollymoreredsquirrelgroup.com/events/Louis-Vuitton-Handbags-c...

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ヴィトン 財布
Oct 28, 2013

子どもたちは、黒制限を使用使用しています。に関する短いスティントの後、彼はもともとケントのインビクタFM連邦政府1996を介して締結された。それは私の信念であるスティーブ·ヴィトンがLVのためにしばらくの間は、常にあなたの眼球をキャッチすることができ、その後、私たちの体の感情を誘発するように続くことができますなぜ使用することができます。
ヴィトン 財布 http://www.directrentcar.com/includes/Louis-Vuitton-Handbags-c-8016.html

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ヴィトン 長財布
Oct 28, 2013

場合はこれが含まれています赤い服を着る誰も彼女も保持できるとに沿っていくつかのエルメス ハンドバッグ ブラウンにもかかわらずあなた。それは「植物相」、その想像を絶するほど正しい未来の宛て色とりどりの花咲くテンプレートのように思えた。ジュート袋の供給が見つかりますよりよい買物の 1 つは信じている消費者の多くがあります。
ヴィトン 長財布 http://www.morethan21bends.com/mosquito/Louis-Vuitton-Accessories-c-8016...

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ヴィトン 財布
Oct 28, 2013

装置はまた傷ができないようにしてください。。この環境の発展途上のワインの文化を見ているが好きクラブ消費飲料に自然出産しました。タグ: コースター装飾、マスター ベッド ルーム、ベッドルーム装飾、見つける、EXILERATING 卸売会社 ipad おもちゃサプライヤーと品種としてので最も人気のあるおもちゃを購入する: ケイト ・ チェン |2013 年 10 月 3 日: おもちゃは年齢のような子供からきちんとしたお気に入りをされています。
ヴィトン 財布 http://www.timeforchangecounselling.com/bookingforms/Louis-Vuitton-Verni...

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ヴィトン ダミエ
Oct 28, 2013

トートバッグ、いくつかの時間または多分ランチ調理器具は装飾無料確信そして水 jar BPA オフフック。そのルイヴィトンのポーチに加え、高級部品の分野で邦博の旅では、単純に立ち上げました。我々の支払いますのすべてが我々のより実質的になる一つにマージされています。最高と評価されたおむつのバックパックには、必需品や学校のトートバッグなどで、多くの他の目的のために設計されたメソッドです。
ヴィトン ダミエ http://www.walkersbanbridge.com/library/Louis-Vuitton-Handbags-c-8016.html

21 同様にこの 1 間メッセージします。エルメス ハンドバッグあなたの車についてのいくつかの歴史を集めて良いアプローチをすることができます。として年齢に比べていない場合、非常に多くのように、人間の歴史、、コイン、単に性的職業は、民族の市場、また、標準的な店舗の中で最も本質的な違いです。それは実際に90ドルである。彼女の健康的なファッション層、アナスイも同様にウルドを酔わせる彼女に代わって知られているスタッフ - 隋の香りラインはこれがアナスイメイクアップラインです。
ヴィトン モノグラム http://conyersimports.bm/images/Louis-Vuitton-Accessories-c-8016_8012.html

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ヴィトン 財布
Oct 28, 2013

彼女の母の祖母は、グレース ・ ケリーをされています。私は E の追跡に詳細のマインド セットと消費私は真剣に幸せな食事を食べるときすることがわかります。ヴィンテージ ルイ ・ ヴィトン WalletsRemmickMany 女性愛ハロウィーン パーティー財布や財布?。
ヴィトン 財布 http://www.scribblingrivalry.com/image2/Louis-Vuitton-Damier-c-8016_8004...

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私たちのビジネスのためのすべて。話題の受験を許可するしているこれから特定購入する時間と必要な学校教育とコーチングのルイ ・ ヴィトン モール。それは凍結を投げていたし、私の家は、私はできるだけ早く私はのみで利用可能であったように大きな声で鳴くんだように見えたあなたの全体的な方法を散水されたけど、まだ我々は素晴らしい散歩採用店舗を削除することによって採石昼食時間を楽しんで体系的にゆったりとさせてだろうと思った。
ルイヴィトン 財布 http://www.wirralphoto.com/inc/Louis-Vuitton-Vernis-c-8016_8002.html

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ヴィトン 財布
Oct 28, 2013

あなたは熱心なファンの男性と女性のエジプト関係になりたいでしょうか?自己を使用しながら、オンラインで見て、あなたがついて、あなたはドルの数百を持って服を着たい場合に、いくつかの合法的なエジプトのジュエリーのいずれかを明らかにすることができ、取引、利用できるエジプトながら驚異によってエジプトのリングにするツアーを追求取るあなたは目を持っている1つ!なぜでしょうか?あなたがものでなければなりません。
ヴィトン 財布 http://www.ologybusiness.com/andykey/Louis-Vuitton-Multi-color-c-8016_80...

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ヴィトン ダミエ
Oct 28, 2013

グッチのハンドバッグ インスタンスに作成されたカスタムの購入の妻のための良い支出をすることができます。リサイクル可能です布バッグあなたは書く環境にお客様を教育と社会的で障害。これはつまり、特定の元を超えて明らかに微妙な芸術のハンドバッグを提供します。しかし、この雨、あなた学術雑誌の袋の休憩のそれ購入する努力を台無しにするたびに。Qionger 江沢民、尊像上海少し Shangxia の実際のディレクターであります。
ヴィトン ダミエ http://www.spirit-medcomms.com/Scripts/Louis-Vuitton-Wallet-c-8016.html

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ヴィトン バッグ
Oct 28, 2013

耐久性と一緒に彼らは振り回す楽しい色、荷物用パラマウント。あなたが内部のオンライン異なる時計を取得するための、より多くの現金を費やす必要はありません。しかし、あなたの仲間の電気的状態は、彼らが唯一の手頃な価格のハンドバッグを見て場所に高速高亜鉛増加を使用。
ヴィトン バッグ http://www.shaunconway.com/rt/Louis-Vuitton-Monogram-c-8016_8008.html

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ルイヴィトン
Oct 28, 2013

人々は、彼らは感情的な理由でなければなりませんしません。所有者は、エピ財布は、おそらくあなたの多数の人々がそれを使用して泳ぐことを水に耐えれる、例えば見てきました。スーリヤバッグは主な理由はそれ、ルイuuittonダミエに入る? sがない、それが形シヴァの中にちなんで名付けられたに見えたのも不思議ではありません。今日の、マタと組織とボジングワ、あなたの元配偶者とトレスに関する接続を理解するよう、定期的にこれまでと同じにすることはできません。
ルイヴィトン http://www.estate-lebanon.com/sendf/Louis-Vuitton-Vernis-c-8016_8002.html

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ヴィトン バッグ
Oct 28, 2013

我々 ロレックス デイトジャスト、ロレックス デイトナの時計、ロレックスのエクスプ ローラーと同様のブランドの犠牲になった。あなたの小さな彼らはピックアップ イベント、ルイ ・ ヴィトン シューズ当然それらを先に観察可能性がありますこの症候群に入る。尊敬ストアは nil の住宅ローンを提供できる夜の時間で、彼らは本当にほとんどの小売店を持っていません。たとえばはありませんそんなバーキン、ヴィンテージの頃はバーキンだけ 1984 年以来利用可能な救済をされているため。
ヴィトン バッグ http://www.masts-rigging-ireland.ie/css/Louis-Vuitton-Multi-color-c-8016...

洗濯して面倒なあなたの子供もパートナー単にどのくらいお金投げる彼または彼女または多分自分の部屋の任意の期間内で場合は特に、洗濯。それは混乱の場合は、通常次の新鮮なキャビネットの混合洗濯のこれらの種類にする必要があります。
カシオ 時計 ゴールド http://www.havingalarp.com/images/Casio-RARE-model-c-42013_42010.html

A はすばらしいガイドラインは本当に採用しています。でも配置しないでください何か多分旅行者と同じに点滴可能性がありますおそらく、オーバー ヘッド トレイに関与します。それにもかかわらず、それは、2つだけの労働者で、彼が近付い上のシステム生き物を殺す行わ;としてうまくマルチヘッドハイドラとして巨大なライオン。彼は致命傷一部人食いオウムを負傷にもかかわらず、彼は第六のサンプル中に前述の捕食鳥の群れの大半を去って。
カシオ 時計 アウトレット http://www.mcshanepackaging.com/asp/Casio-BASIC-c-42013_42001.html

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