A minor catastrophe

Overall the 36 hour jaunt to Anchorage was a piece of cake. After I finally cleared security and got on the first flight everything was ridiculously smooth on the trip. Except for my minor catastrophe.

I bought a set of noise-cancelling headphones about 4-5 years ago, and I take them with me everywhere I go. They’re in my briefcase, just in case I have to hop a quick flight to DC (happens more than you’d think). I don’t fly without them. So when I went to put them away after arriving in SEA on the way back toward New York on Sunday morning, I was quite distraught when one of the earphone pieces separated from the head band. I’m pretty sure that I can superglue them back together. If not, time to order another pair.

Mine are the Sennheiser PXC-250 model. They’re good at the noise canceling part, and they pack up very small. The last thing I need is an extra carry-on, just to hold my Bose headphones. Flying without them is so much louder; it is hard to believe until you actually put them on and try it. I highly recommend that anyone flying a lot get a set.

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Seth Miller

I'm Seth, also known as the Wandering Aramean. I was bit by the travel bug 30 years ago and there's no sign of a cure. I fly ~200,000 miles annually; these are my stories. You can connect with me on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn.