Wear noise-canceling headphones in flight. What more can I say? Wow. They are totally worth the investment if you fly very often at all. Planes are extremely noisy. The powerful engines, the crying babies, the talkative neighbors. All of the grinding and rumbling and whining and blasting become mere background whispers when you're wearing active headset cancelling headset.
Sennheiser is really one of the best manufacturers in making headphones that block out noise. Although you can't completely block out the active noise cancellation on a subway or bus it helps tremendously is reducing it. So now I can listen to my music and not blow my ears out from having to turn the volume up so high. I was really able to tell the noise reduction feature when using the headphones on a airplane flight. It completely drowned out the noise of the engines and which allowed me to get a few hours of rest.
If it's daytime at your destination, stay awake. If it's night active noise cancelling headset where you are going get some sleep. You can catch up on the in flight entertainment when you've got a bigger screen and better sound. Start adjusting as soon as you can.
Now for the deal. You can buy the headset alone for $49.99 or together with SOCOM for $59.99. Buy the bundle, then go to EBay and sell your SOCOM game for about $20 (street price used). Your net cost for the headset: about $40. Or give the game as a gift and keep the headset.