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Aug 20, 2018

Its undeniable, some people are taller than others. But travel seats are designed with a "one-size-fits-all" mentality. So what is one to do when seeking the relaxation of repose?


Time Stamped Show Notes:

0:22 – Intro (Steampunk Girl by John Anealio)
   Host Introduction; Gail Carriger and Piper J Drake

0:45 - Listener question:

"What are some tips and tricks for traveling if/when mobility impaired?" 

  • Wooden cane for getting through metal detectors (TSA)
  • Tips for preparing before you arrive (calling ahead, etc)
  • What to do when your health declines in-flight
  • Dealing with seating options
  • Crutches vs Wheel-chairs
  • Medical evac (grievance ticket)
  • Communicate early/often (call)
  • Booking agents are professionals who KNOW the details for you
  • Navigating security with motor chairs (plus potential horror stories)
  • Have a travel companion if you can
  • Anne McCaffrey's "Crystal Singer Trilogy"

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Main Topic -> Seat Reclining 


14:18 - Planes, trains, cars, and buses

14:45 - Piper normally does not recline her seats (she is short)

16:07 - Gail reclines slightly when sleeping (and reciprocal relaxing)

18:36 - Considering your fellow travelers complexly (including dogs)

22:56 - Regardless of when, recline slowly (maybe even tell the person behind you)

22:32 - Promise for a future episode topic -> working in-flight


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24:01 - Gadget picks and LifeHacker articles

 Gail/Piper - Anker PowerCore Fusion

 Gail - back of seat kit 'Baggallini'

 Piper - Travel jacket/sleep pillow -> BauBax Bomber

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34:14 - Outro and thanks to: Producer Matt

Special thanks to Dan Sawyer of Artistic Whisper for editing this episode!

Thanks for listening; Travel smart and pack the snacks!

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