Sent by Carlos
Editor: A friend lent me a pair of Quiet Comfort 15 headphones during what unexpectedly became a loud and bumpy airline flight from LA to NYC, where upon landing I also stayed at a loud (but not bumpy) hotel where the active noise-cancelling headphones came in handy yet again. The Quiet Comfort 15's are not cheap at $299.95, so if your budget is a little more limited (like my own; I wanted a pair afterward, but $150 was my ceiling), the Audio-Technica ATH-ANC7B QuietPoint models are just a few steps down in noise-cancelling capability, but a lot more affordable.
If worst comes to worst, consider working from a local public library where there's free wi-fi available, or find a by-the-day/week workspace for freelancers, such as Blankspaces or The Hive as a temporary work relocation spot. Sometimes even with headphones or noise-reducing ear muffs, construction noise nearby can be equally felt and heard, and it's best to wait things out from afar.
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