TurkishWings From Turkey, joined May 2006, 1456 posts, RR: 8 Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5333 times:
It's my biggest nightmare. I can not sleep on a plane. On a 30 minute bus ride, I can sleep like a baby but on a plane, I just can not. The only exception was on a night TK flight from HKG to IST. I had two seats to myself and managed to sleep a whopping 6 hours. Even in business class, I never got so much sleep...
A friend of mine told me that once she fell asleep before taking off in AYT and woke up after landing in LGW on a charter flight She doesn't remember a thing about the flight....
LAXspotter From India, joined Jan 2007, 3650 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5331 times:
basically long transatlantic flights btwn LAX-NRT or TPE-LAX, i have not slept for more than 2 hrs. Unbelivable, i just cant sleep, i want to watch movies, look outside hoping to see something, i know thats stupid but eh, i dont wanna sleep.
"Patriotism is the last refuge of the scoundrel" Samuel Johnson
FlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7319 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5323 times:
I dont like sleeping much on flights but on some I just have to especially red eyes. My best was LAX-AKL I slept half the flight by sleeping 7 hours. But than when I flew back to the US on LAX-SYD I only slept about 3 hours so I spent much of my time walking around and playing some video games and watching movies etc..
"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
In general, longhaul in Economy Class was too uncomfortable for me to sleep. Longest time I managed was about 2 hours flying from VRA to Germany (original destination was DUS but that airport was still not opened after its fatal fire, so we flew (I am avoiding to say "diverted") to CGN).
Reason for my sleep was, that the flight was delayed by some 4 hours which were spent stripping VRA's Duty-Free shop of almost all Canadian Beer while others downed Havana Club in incredible speeds.
Longhaul in Business Class from the U.S. to Europe usually it is between 1 and 3 hours, supplemented by some(relaxing) napping.
Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
CV990 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 5306 times:
If I fly transatlantic westbound I never sleep, normally the flights are during the day so I take time to see some movies ( if the IFE is quite good I can take 2 or 3 movies....) and when I start to see land I normally follow a bit. On transatlantic eastbound and because most of the flight is at night I can take a nap of 2/3 hours. On my flight to KIX from AMS I took sometime in the first stages of the flight to see the land, passing by Scandinavia, Baltic Republics and Russia, then the night came and I saw 3 movies, then I saw again the sun coming up and kept a track on the final stages of the flight. On westbound flight from KIX the flight was all during the day and because our plane still had those "global screens" (KL 744)
I was looking outside most of my flight and checking out the impressive sights of Siberia...absolutely unbelievable!!! On my flight southbound from LIS to GIG the flight was also during the day so I saw some movies and checked outside ( when we cross the South Atlantic and reach the first land, in northern Brazil, we still have around 4/5 hours over land...). On northbound the flight was again at night so again a nap and that's fine!!!
DesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1496 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5296 times:
I find it difficult to sleep on flights. I dozzzzz off usually right after take off, especially on early morning flights, but wake quickly. When I took flights to AMS, GUA, Rome,and Nairobi, I slept very little.
Airtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1561 posts, RR: 11
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5287 times:
Last year I flew LAS-IAD with TED, the flight was early in the morning (around 8am) and I had spent the day before driving from the Grand Canyon and then visiting the casinos almost all the night so I didn't sleep to be on time at the airport...
I was in the first row and the seat next to me was empty but couldn't use it because of the tray table located in the armrest. After a "few minutes" of interior complaints about the uncomfortable position I realized that we were in fact about to land in IAD !
I've never had the chance to fly in C or F but I was very lucky on my longest trip to date. Flying MEL-SIN-BKK-SIN-BKK-FRA-BRU with SQ / Air Asia / LH I had an empty row on EVERY flight excepting the last leg FRA-BRU !
Normally about 2 hours on a transatlantic... 0 hours on a domestic (USA)
There was this one time though, i was flying from EWR to TLV on CO 90 i fell asleep right after T/O and when i woke up we had about an hour left for the flight... (all in all i slept about 9 hours on the flight). How did i do this? I donno. I remember being up for about 26 hours prior to the flight!
MANisnumber1 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2007, 70 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5267 times:
Last December we were flying from AUH-MAN on EY and i was also a bit ill. I remember sitting down, falling asleep, and waking up just as we started the take-off roll(apparently we were delayed by 1 hour). I then fell asleep again and did'nt wake up until we were just near Manchester! I was so shocked because i normally can;t sleep on planes! I must have slept for some 6 hours.
U2 MAN-ALC-MAN, BA MAN-LHR-SFO, BA SEA-LHR-MAN...Summer 2010!
B747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17258 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5265 times:
I cant sleep on a plane. I cant absolutely not sleep on the flights from Europe to Los Angeles ( I make Europe-Lax t/r almost every summer and winter) because this is usual during the day. But the longest i have slept is about 1-2 hours and that is on the inbound flights from LAX to ARN.
Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 69
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5263 times:
One of the longest (relative to the duration of the flight) would probably be about 7 hours on a 10 hour 30 minute flight from Jo'burg to Frankfurt on one of SAA's A340-600s... in Y-class... before they increased the seat-pitch... ... I have no problem sleeping on planes...
Other than that, I think I slept around 8 hours on a slightly longer FRA-HKG flight on CX - and there are a couple of C-class flights, on which I cannot even really remember being awake much, aside from boarding, eating dinner and deplaning.
Alitalia777 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 495 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 5225 times:
The solution is Tylenol PM! My professor recommended we bring this with us to China, and as a result, I ended up sleeping 7.5 hours in United economy plus from PVG-ORD!! I plan on bringing it on all future long haul flights.
AA61Hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 56
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5220 times:
I can't sleep in cars or planes very well.
DFW-KIX, slept maybe 45 mins (13 hour flight)
BOM-LHR, slept maybe 30 mins (9.5 hr flight)
HUX-DFW slept maybe 1 hr (4hr flight) though the flight departed at 0200 and arrived at 0600 and had some drinks (on AA-charter)
I have not tried any sleeping aids, yet..Just alcohol.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11829 posts, RR: 60
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5215 times:
The longest I have slept was on an AF flight from HKG to CDG. Normally I don't sleep at all, but it was nearly midnight and that day I had walked all over Hong Kong island and then walked literally right around Macau before taking the last ferry to the airport at 9pm, so I was shattered! After dinner on the flight I dropped off to sleep and woke up somewhere over Germany, about half an hour from landing; I must have slept for 10 or 11 hours in total, as the entire flight was nearly 14 hours due to very strong headwinds. After that I had another flight to BHX and then a full 9 hours in University, nobody believed I had just flown all that way!
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JM017 From Jamaica, joined Jun 2002, 1229 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 5215 times:
The most I have slept is maybe an hour. Slept on a flight from KIN to JFK, but that was because the flight left close to midnight. I also managed about an hour, maybe 90 minutes, on a red-eye from LAX to BWI. Otherwise, it is impossible for me to sleep on a plane. I dread my first real long-haul flight. That may come soon enough., either to ICN from the East Coast of the US or to Croatia (if I am lucky).
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Ag92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 5166 times:
Quoting TurkishWings (Thread starter): A friend of mine told me that once she fell asleep before taking off in AYT and woke up after landing in LGW on a charter flight
Thats some people who I know. I once was traveling with my friend, he just found his seat and drifted of to sleep, and I had to wake him up once landing in DEL from SIN
For me I barely ever get sleep, maybe 10-15 minutes of nap, but thats all
On my recent trip from DEL - SIN, I didnt sleep at all the night before my departure, so I could sleep on the plane. I managed the final 1.5 hours of the flight where I had to be woken up by three flight attendants and the person sitting next to me
PDXtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5155 times:
I'm always in economy and I can't sleep on planes. I'll get maybe 30 minutes of actually being asleep, but the other hours are just me with my eyes closed trying to sleep. I'm young. I can handle no sleep for day.
CaptainJon From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 5154 times:
On planes, not at all. In my car, as a passenger usually it is also a zero. But as of late, I find it to be a little easier to fall asleep, sometimes completely. I always find it weird how the moment I wake up, we are just turning onto the street my house is on. However, once I get into my bed after doing this, I find it much harder to sleep!