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Angled Lie-flat: Tips On How To Sleep?  
User currently offlinemeristem From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 73 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8434 times:

I'll be on the return leg of a long-haul round trip in a few days. This trip is my first experience with angled lie-flat seats and sleeping at an angle proved a challenge...
If you have successfully slept -- or at least made yourself comfortable -- on angled lie-flat seats, please share your experience...I'd love to have a better flight  
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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8913 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 8440 times:

I tend to curl up into a little ball on the legacy Northwest WBC seats...I've been able to sleep that way before.

User currently offlineAeroflot001 From Argentina, joined Oct 2009, 412 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8414 times:

On AAs next generation biz class seat which is angled I haven't had any sliding problems that some people report. Basically I but it in almost lie flat its just about in a very flat cradle position. In the fully flat position it seemed as though there was too much lumbar on the lower back so raising the seat slightly did the trick. Hope this helps!

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User currently offlinekiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8632 posts, RR: 13
Reply 3, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 8413 times:
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I think peoples experiences on sloped beds depends on what sort of sleeper they are.

Friends of mine who are , for want of a better word "tranquil sleepers" seem to be fine whether it is sloped or true lie-flat , on the other hand , I am quite restless , and inevitably in the process of tossing and turning I move down the slope at least on the old style QF sloped Skybed ( I think my record was on JNB-SYD where I woke no fewer than 4 times to find myself in a little heap well downhill from where I had started - it wasn't too big a deal , each time I just pulled myself back up to the starting position and went back to sleep - but it definitely was a broken sleep compared to what I get on a lie-flat where I am dead to the world and usually have to be shaken awake for brekkie ) and LH sloped bed in contrast to the true flat of EK and NZ where I have no problem .



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User currently offlineskyone From Mexico, joined Feb 2001, 438 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 8399 times:

No problem sleeping in AA business class. Always go to sleep while watching a movie or program. Never had a problem sliding out of the J bed. After years of flying Y on those birds, now I kind of like them a lot, as it is completely different to being in the back of the plane.

User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 5, posted (4 years 10 months 1 day ago) and read 8398 times:

On the AA beds, I sleep on my side and sleep perfectly. No problems "sliding."

Rather than putting it full-flat, I prefer the setting where it has a little notch in the center. You can use this setting by pushing the lie-flat button a second time.



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User currently offlinemauiman31 From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 450 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 10 months 14 hours ago) and read 8344 times:
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Sleep like a baby on AA's 763 seats. I am average height and weight though. Just 5'9" 158 lbs. And sleep on my side. Both those factors probably help. . .

Now wonder if pre-flight Champange, Vodka Tonics, Wine with dinner, with a Cognac finish helps also?   


User currently offlinemeristem From United States of America, joined Jun 2009, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 9 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 8211 times:

Awesome. This helps a lot... I will let you know if I sleep or heap tonight!

Ps: I do think the relaxation of wine, etc may help... And at 5"2' and change, I bet the ergonomics were not considering me as the middle of the curve  



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User currently offlinevhtje From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2009, 380 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 8069 times:
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Quoting mauiman31 (Reply 6):
Now wonder if pre-flight Champange, Vodka Tonics, Wine with dinner, with a Cognac finish helps also?

All of the above, I should think...


User currently offlinewarren747sp From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 8012 times:

U can't do it. U are better off flying an airline which offer as close to a true flat bed as possible.


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User currently offlinemah4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33289 posts, RR: 71
Reply 10, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 7997 times:

Quoting warren747sp (Reply 9):
U can't do it. U are better off flying an airline which offer as close to a true flat bed as possible.

U do realize that "angled lie-flat" is exactly "as close to a true flat bed as possible," right?



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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 7967 times:

I recently had the fully Lie-Flat seat on LAX-ATL on the Delta 777-200LR, and I actually found THAT awkward for sleeping because most of the flight, the aircraft was at a slight nose-up angle, and in the fully flat position, my feet were above my head. I slept with the seat almost fully reclined but not in true flat mode. (Granted this was not long haul or even a redeye).

Quoting warren747sp (Reply 9):
U can't do it. U are better off flying an airline which offer as close to a true flat bed as possible.

Depends. I've seen some airlines have "176 degree recline". If the airplane is nose-up 2 or 3 degrees, than 176 degrees moves closer to 180 degrees and is essentially "flat", where as with true 180 degree recline, your feet are now above your head at a 2 to 3 degree angle.


User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3367 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 7966 times:

Guess there are two camps here, lie flat and at an angle.
Having done both it has to be Flat for me, by far the better and longer sleep.
Best bed BA Club.
Worst bed KLM Business



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User currently offlineWildcatYXU From Canada, joined May 2006, 2660 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (4 years 9 months 3 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 7958 times:

Quoting mauiman31 (Reply 6):
Just 5'9" 158 lbs. And sleep on my side. Both those factors probably help. . .

Well, I'm an inch taller, 60 pounds heavier and I sleep on my side too. I slept in Lufthansa's business seat like a baby.

However,

Quoting mauiman31 (Reply 6):
Now wonder if pre-flight Champange, Vodka Tonics, Wine with dinner, with a Cognac finish helps also?

All of that (except Vodka tonics, substitute with Scotch on rocks) definitely helped too.


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