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(Herald Sun)   IT'S called the NB Index - (stands for Numb Butt) - and it's a traveller's latest weapon in the fight for happier glutes. There's an NBI score for everything from 747s to ultralights   (heraldsun.com.au) divider line 28
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2013-11-27 04:04:41 AM  
I'll just assume there's another useful article detailing the same attributes for male glands.
 
2013-11-27 04:06:50 AM  
I just flew back from Melbourne to Tokyo last Saturday. Took the midnight flight out and arrived some time in the mid-afternoon.

The flight was full and I got bumped to an exit row. The food sucked, but the fact I could sleep an almost solid 8 hours with my legs stretched out made it bearable.

It's cute how they march economy passengers through the business class cabin so you get to have a good idea what you're missing. Assholes.
 
2013-11-27 04:31:53 AM  

AverageAmericanGuy: It's cute how they march economy passengers through the business class cabin so you get to have a good idea what you're missing.



Yeah, I dont get that.

If I'm paying for the exclusivity that is First or Business Class, I dont want to see the cattle at any time during my trip.

The entry door for coach passengers should be just behind the First Class seating.

That'd really improve the whole experience.
 
2013-11-27 05:40:37 AM  
I liked flying commercial in the 1960's, many of the planes had first class in the back, and we boarded first. It was pretty common for the stewardess to  served  drinks before the rest of the passengers boarded and we took off.
 
2013-11-27 05:40:48 AM  

TomD9938: If I'm paying for the exclusivity that is First or Business Class, I dont want to see the cattle at any time during my trip.

The entry door for coach passengers should be just behind the First Class seating.

That'd really improve the whole experience.


Blame airport logistics.  Parking nose first means the farther back you put the door, the longer ramps airports need to get there.  I've been on flights where there are a few rows in front of the entrance, but that's about it.

More expensive seats get to go in first so that they have more time to settle and, to a lesser extent, first dibs on limited overhead space.  I'll bet tradition plays its role too, though.  If I had paid for the extra luxury, I'd want to be able to board last - make everyone else wait for me in their uncomfortable seats while I chill in the terminal for an extra 20 minutes.
 
2013-11-27 06:06:02 AM  
So they're basically saying "Don't fly coach"? Must be nice to be a travel writer and have your company pay for your first class tickets.
 
2013-11-27 06:16:02 AM  
10 "airplanes" 6 of which most people will never get inside. One of which isn't really a plane, it's the simulator. What a useful article.
 
2013-11-27 06:17:44 AM  
I've just had spent over 36 hours on flights from London to various cities in the USA and back, and I didn't get numb bum once. Except when I got back in London and was on the tube and a fatty sat next to me and spilled over to my side and forced me to scooch, even with an arm rest between us. And he was reading my phone screen as I read Fark.

I liked the American Airlines, I think it was a 777, from NY to London, it was all new stuff, the TV was a touch screen, I could plug my phone in via a usb cable to charge or play videos or music on the screen, but they had a large enough selection of stuff from the entertainment section to keep me occupied for the 6 or so hours the flight was. I just wish I wasn't sat next to a grumpy Polish person. I never get to sit next to sexy women :(

As well as smoking flights, and child only flights, they should also have flights where when you book you can ask to be placed in a grouping of people your age group. I like talking to strangers on planes and in airports.

Having to walk through 1st class every time made me envious and consider the upgrade, but the flight from DFW to BNA offered me an upgrade to 1st class for $80, and I'm glad I declined because there was no 1st class... the cheek!

Oh, one other thing. Stop charging for Wi-Fi. It makes me sad :( I am profligate with money but even I won't throw away $20 for a couple of hours of crappy internet access.
 
2013-11-27 06:17:57 AM  
Its the Herald Sun. My sphincter is too good for wiping that Murdoch shiat rag on.
 
2013-11-27 06:30:05 AM  
I find after taking an ambien or two, my butt doesn't get numb and I don't have to deal with annoying people. It's a win win.

I'm flying to Sri Lanka in 2 weeks, cattle class. Next time, I'll have enough miles for business. I'm excited for that!
 
2013-11-27 06:57:41 AM  
Nothing is more butt-numbing than sitting on bleachers in a gym in a farkin' FOUR HOUR graduation ceremony, listening to speaker after speaker drone on...

/Didn't even attend my own. My diploma was mailed to me.
 
2013-11-27 07:08:16 AM  
A340 First Class Suite:
NB factor:
0
Flying doesn't get better than this


Actually, yes, yes it does.  The public airport experience alone is enough to put you off commercial.  Private charter is the only civilized means of flying left.
 
2013-11-27 07:32:04 AM  

Day_Old_Dutchie: My diploma was mailed to me


HA!! Me too!
 
2013-11-27 07:52:05 AM  

enthralledgeishagirl: I'll just assume there's another useful article detailing the same attributes for male glands.


I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets numb junk on long flights.

/pins and needles!
 
2013-11-27 08:00:51 AM  

TomD9938: AverageAmericanGuy: It's cute how they march economy passengers through the business class cabin so you get to have a good idea what you're missing.


Yeah, I dont get that.

If I'm paying for the exclusivity that is First or Business Class, I dont want to see the cattle at any time during my trip.

The entry door for coach passengers should be just behind the First Class seating.

That'd really improve the whole experience.


Wait till they change the plane and you get bumped frim them to the back of economy. Then have to spend months fighting to get a refund for several thousand dollars back that the more expensive seats cost because you after all still got on the plane.

Always fun.
 
2013-11-27 08:15:36 AM  
Back in the late 80's I worked for a small technical services company.  I flew for business maybe 10x/year, and the corporate policy was "everyone flies first class".  The CEO's perspective was that we worked our ass off when we were on the road, and he wanted the flights out and back to be comfortable.   Good times.  Free drinks, even while the plane is loading.  Big seats.  And you meet a better class of people.  (Better than me anyway.)

Then the company got bought out by a larger company, and the new parent told us we could forget that crap.  They took the beer out of the coke machine too.  It was fun while it lasted.
 
2013-11-27 08:38:24 AM  
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2013-11-27 08:40:04 AM  
"Spend more than six hours in the back of a Herc and you'll understand why people jump out of the back of them."

In my 20 years in the Air Force I've flown on pretty much everything they have that carries a passenger, especially the C-130, and I have to say, I'll take a military plane over a commercial airline any day of the week.
 
2013-11-27 08:57:52 AM  
And now for something completely different.
 
2013-11-27 09:24:56 AM  
No mention of the abomination that is the window seat on a Q400?
 
2013-11-27 09:29:56 AM  
Slaxl:
I liked the American Airlines, I think it was a 777, from NY to London, it was all new stuff, the TV was a touch screen, I could plug my phone in via a usb cable to charge or play videos or music on the screen, but they had a large enough selection of stuff from the entertainment section to keep me occupied for the 6 or so hours the flight was. I just wish I wasn't sat next to a grumpy Polish person. I never get to sit next to sexy women :(


You don't have to repeat yourself. I never met a polish person who was pleasant to be around.
 
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2013-11-27 09:32:44 AM  
How bad is my ADD?

AverageAmericanGuy: I just flew back from Melbourne to Tokyo last Saturday. Took the midnight flight

.... going anywhere!    <bom bom!>

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2013-11-27 09:43:59 AM  

ReapTheChaos: "Spend more than six hours in the back of a Herc and you'll understand why people jump out of the back of them."

In my 20 years in the Air Force I've flown on pretty much everything they have that carries a passenger, especially the C-130, and I have to say, I'll take a military plane over a commercial airline any day of the week.


Yep, the webbed seats and noise in a KC-135 so loud that you need ear plugs is really top notch travel.
 
2013-11-27 10:07:44 AM  

cranked: And now for something completely different.


You beat me to it! But, since I had already found a suitable image...

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2013-11-27 02:01:21 PM  

Bandito King: enthralledgeishagirl: I'll just assume there's another useful article detailing the same attributes for male glands.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets numb junk on long flights.

/pins and needles!


So, um, any suggestions to help with that? Aside from getting up and walking around, of course.
 
2013-11-27 02:15:29 PM  
Did they mention bicycle seats?
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2013-11-27 04:04:42 PM  

telejester: ReapTheChaos: "Spend more than six hours in the back of a Herc and you'll understand why people jump out of the back of them."

In my 20 years in the Air Force I've flown on pretty much everything they have that carries a passenger, especially the C-130, and I have to say, I'll take a military plane over a commercial airline any day of the week.

Yep, the webbed seats and noise in a KC-135 so loud that you need ear plugs is really top notch travel.


Well as soon as commercial airlines let me lay out on the floor in a sleeping bag or hang up a hammock and sleep through a 12 hour flight, then I guess I'll change my mind.
 
2013-11-28 08:04:23 AM  

fish_toy: Bandito King: enthralledgeishagirl: I'll just assume there's another useful article detailing the same attributes for male glands.

I'm glad I'm not the only one who gets numb junk on long flights.

/pins and needles!

So, um, any suggestions to help with that? Aside from getting up and walking around, of course.


Flex your butt a lot. Not bad exercise for your glutes, either. Consider sitting on a jacket or pillow.
 
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