Hey twisty puzzlers,
I've been flying a lot in the last year or two, mostly trips involving Chicago (grad school), Denver (home), and the Bay Area (job prospects). I have found that it is fun to pull out a puzzle right at the beginning of the flight, scramble it before take-off, and try to solve it before we land. It usually sparks a conversation with the strangers in the seats next to me, and in general it's just a great way to pass the time.
I currently have 2 go-to puzzles for flights:
1. GigaTwist: This one is great for the flights between Denver and Chicago, since I can usually solve it in 2 to 2.5 hours.
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2. Eitan's Star: The flight between Chicago and the Bay Area is 5 to 7 hours (depending on whether there's a stop), so I've been bringing along Eitan's Star. Last week, I managed to complete it more than an hour before we landed. (No pictures from that time, but here's one of me on the plane with my cello, stickering a Star.)
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Do you solve puzzles on planes? (Note: Let's agree to leave the Samuel L. Jackson quotes for another thread.)