I tend to be a hoarder with my points and want to save them for Business Class tickets when we have long flights. Our flight, on KLM, is under 8 hours and I did not want to waste points for that so…we are flying economy. Even though I wish we were flying Business Class for a myriad of reasons, I just can’t justify it for this flight.
One of the things that I will be missing on our flight home (on Star Alliance) is the lounge since we will have about a 3 hour layover. I do not have the Chase United Explorer which would give me 2 United Club passes a year. Instead I went to DansDeals to the Buying/Selling forum and was able to purchase 2 lounge passes for $20.
Sitting as long as we will be, my ankle will get very swollen. I went to our medical pharmacy yesterday to purchase a compression sleeve for my ankle. I do have the knee high support hose but the top rolls down and they are very, very hot. The sleeve that I have is open toed and goes just slightly above my ankle. There was another one that was open heel and open toed and was much easier to get on though my thought was that it would give me less support and structure. I’ll report back whether I made a mistake or not.
I have downloaded books to both my iPad (for me) and my Kindle (for Blogger Hubby). They need to be preloaded in order for you to read them when there is no WiFi available or it is very expensive. We’ll be reading for awhile and won’t run out of books.
I am wearing on the plane very comfortable pants, a short sleeve shirt with a sweater over it hoping I can find a comfortable zone. I also have little knit slippers from one of my amenity kits to put on my feet to walk up and down the aisle of the plane – I have to take my shoes off. I also bring a scarf as another layer or just a light layer over me.
I always wear my heaviest shoes and in this case it will be my running shoes (for me, it’s walking shoes) from Saucony. I hesitated to bring them but we will be in some rain and my other shoes are more open on top and I thought these shoes would keep my feet drier.
I have Sjogrens Syndrome, an autoimmune disease, and my skin,mouth and eyes are always dry. In my CamelPak that I’ll bring on the plane I’ll have a bag of hard candies to suck on as well as eye drops to help my dry eyes. I’ll also bring hydrating moisturizer for my face.
In my backpack, I will have all of our cords for our electronics and a small travel cord that I can plug multiple items into. If we need to recharge our electronics, I’ll be ready.
I’ll also have in my pack my knitting and my smocking – need to keep my hands busy and flexible.
Have I forgotten anything?