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50 ways to annoy other people on a long haul flight
on 25 April 2010
The first thing I must say is that these are not playing cards, they are a set of "suggestions" for how to keep yourself and others entertained on a plane journey. It is obvious that these cards were produced before all the restrictions on what can be taken on to an aeroplane.
One thing the author of these cards didn't take into account is that there will be a plane full of people and they will probably not want to join in with a rousing chorus of "fly, fly, fly your plane" or a game of "what's in my hand".
I asked a friend how he keeps his three young boys occupied on the plane journeys to and from Australia and he said that you just treat it as normally as possible, trying to restrict the excitement so they don't get too hyperactive and take several comics and colouring books with you in your carry-on luggage.
These cards were given to me because I collect playing cards, and I have been spending a lot of time in hospital recently. The person who gave them to me thought I could adapt the suggestions on the cards to keep myself occupied.
I would recommend buying an ordinary pack of cards instead of these "suggestion" cards, but then again you may find them more helpful than I did.