Spend Your Flight Watching the Last Ten Minutes of Movies
There is too much damn content in the world right now. I’m not the first to say this , and I certainly wo n’t be the last – it’s just a fact of life, and it only gets worse. And while you may have your own ways of dealing with the relentless onslaught of premium shows, films, books, articles and music, there is one trick you may not be using to its fullest: skip to the end.
Specifically films. In particular, movies that you never intend to watch in full. In particular, the movies that are available on the plane when you have absolutely nothing to do, so you can also find out what happens at the end of the Whiskey Tango Foxtrot .
The optimal time here is 10 to 15 minutes before the end of the movie. Are we cops ? How about we be cops for 10 minutes. Depending on how long the loans are running, there should be plenty of decoupling space and you can always adjust if it feels like you might have missed a key point, or, to be honest, you don’t even need a full 10 minutes of work.
There are different players on different in-flight entertainment consoles, but most will allow you to get to the end quite easily. In the worst case, you have to press the 10x button and wait a minute or two. And it’s not about swallowing as many films as possible to keep up with the endless stream – it’s about having fun on the plane and trying something without spending more than two hours of your life. Seriously, you didn’t live to watch the last 10 minutes of Chef without the context of what was going on. I especially recommend doing this when you have a travel companion. You can exchange mediators, watch together, laugh together, and then try to argue any unresolved issues when this is over.
And the next time you’re at a party and someone wants to know if you’ve watched Snatched , you’ll be ready. You’ve seen enough.