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Due to the insane, hypocritical prudishness of the USA, hourly rate hotels do not exist there because OMG someone might have sex out of wedlock and the wrath of God would smite everyone helping them. That said, there are day rate hotels, for example at https://www.hotelsbyday.com . It says something about the situation that https://www.between9and5.com/ ...


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Some more practical considerations: It will take considerably longer to do a turn around (cleaning) of the airplane between flights. Seats on airplanes have to be certified against turbulence, safety, fire suppression and even floatation. Others mentioned that there is minimum requirements for evacuation of aircraft; but there are other considerations as ...


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On the specific issue of meal service, the airlines could copy ancient Roman elite dining practices. See Why did Romans lie down on couches while dining? for a good illustration. Provide a pillow or headrest that can be raised at the head end of the bed. Add a fold-down tray table. The space for the fold-down tray table could turn into extra bed length for ...


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This is a very interesting question, and there are so many possible answers- here are just a few; Don't book a ticket for a flight that is likely going to have kids on: If you have flexibility of dates, book while the kids are at school, if not, try and book a flight at a bad time for families - say 1 o clock in the morning. Not an early morning's person? ...


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24h-open McDonalds is probably the cheapest of all; you can just purchase a few hamburgers (or even only a cup of coffee) and just stay there, or sleep on the chair. In fact if you enter McDonalds midnight on the city centre that is open 24h, you can find a few people, even as many as 10, who is over 40 years old, are just sleeping there. And the clerks ...


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White noise is particularly good at "cushioning" sound so that the highs/lows as well as ambient sounds blend into the background. In fact, there are very well-reviewed machines whose sole purpose is to make white noise to help block out sound and make it easier to fall asleep. For situations like yours, though, I usually just go to iTunes and play a ...


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Bring $20 - $50 cash. After you board, if you happen to be near a toddler, find a more preferable seat that seems to have a solo passenger in it, and make an attractive cash offer to the person who currently has that seat to switch with you. Be upfront with your reason for wanting to switch, as they will likely be suspicious otherwise.


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While long haul, no layover flights may seem advantageous, this is one area where a multi-hop flight has advantages. If you are seated in an inconvenient manner, you don't have to deal with it the entire flight, the next flight will provide a different seating, and even if that one is inconvenient you'll at least have a layover where you can walk away from ...


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Judging from your description it seems like your complaints are mainly noise related. You would most likely benefit from some noise canceling headphones. While there are many models out there, Bose has a pretty good reputation in this area.


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Assuming you fly with a second person, you could use a small trick to increase your level on insulation. During check-in, reserve two middle seats which are directly behind (or in front) of the exit row: Since no children can sit in the exit row and parents will want to sit next to their children, you're guaranteed to have nine child-free seats. If you're ...


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Rather than using earplugs, get some headphones and listen to music or something. It'll give you something else to focus on rather than the toddler. This is the approach lots of computer programmers use in open-plan offices, by the way. If you're wanting to sleep, then choose classical music. The following is just speculation, but it may work: try having a ...


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Toddlers cannot be seated in exit rows. If you are able to select your seat, choose one that has an exit row behind it. You may lose the ability to recline your seat, but you are guaranteed that there will not be a toddler behind you.



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