Just woke up now, 05.00am. My right ear feel pretty sore and itchy. Especially when I equalize by holding my nose. It's the same feeling as when you scratch off the crust on bruises. This sharp pain. When I stop equalize the pain goes away immediately, but it's a little sore all the time. I have a 12 hour flight to Bangkok in 7 hours. I can't back out now, can I? Have been waiting for this trip for 3 months. My first real vacation after I damaged my ears 2 years ago. I'm not full in my ear, and equalizing works just fine, except its painful. Should be no problem fly, should it?