We've had a death in the family, and it's going to require a 5 hour flight cross country, with one plane change each way. When I flew in January, I came home and had the worst PEM crash I'd had in years--it truly frightened my husband. This time, there will be little rest, unless I can manage to have someone take me back to the motel. To give you an idea, the "family dinner" will be 40 people. Don't know about anyone else, but just that many people will trigger problems. On the positive side, being back on Valacyclovir is helping mitigate some of the symptoms. Also, I found a hemp-based CBD oil (therefore legal to travel with) that knocks back the pain. On the negative side, getting ready--the packing, cleaning, organizing, etc that I have to do, while dear supportive hubby deals with the rest of the realities--is scaring me. I've already started--we leave Wednesday. Any and all tips, tricks, ideas, I will gratefully absorb and use, and report back. I have found a wonderful collapsible water bottle, so I'll stay hydrated, and thankfully, my gut loves Belvita high protein breakfast bars. I have a compact blanket that I can use for staying warm (does anyone else freeze on planes?) or supporting my back/legs. I use wheelchairs in airports, where normally I walk with a cane, for short bits. Thanks!