bpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 361 posts, RR: 0 Posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4512 times:
With airlines improving their cabins and seating these days I was wondering how many of my fellow A-netters can sleep for hours in a long flight? Say 7 hrs or longer? I flew JFK-CDG in coach and was surprised I slept 3 hrs during the flight.
I agree with you on that. It's almost for me to have more than a little nap on the plane. The reason I had 3 hours on my DXB-BKK flight was because it was a night flight and I was dead tired before that so I passed out like a light right after meal service. Didn't even bother with IFE!
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11502 posts, RR: 62 Reply 8, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4433 times:
I once slept for an entire AMS-JFK flight. It was on a KL 74M with only a handful of passengers and I was down the back with an entire row to myself. I stretched out after take-off and woke up on final approach. I might have woken up for dinner, but I really don't remember.
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BlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1891 posts, RR: 1 Reply 9, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 4425 times:
I'm not that good at sleeping long haul. On LAX-SYD I probably got 3 hours of sleep.
On my recent PDX-AMS I had two seats to myself on the righthand side of the A332 and I was able to curl up and sleep for 4 hours.
I'll tell you, it makes a huge difference being able to sleep for some hours compared to just catching cat naps of 20-30 minutes a few times. I felt way more rested and ready for action after thsoe flights.
NorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1754 posts, RR: 1 Reply 10, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 4398 times:
My longest stretch was 4 hours on the CI Anc-Tpe flight. I was lucky enough to secure the bulkhead so i could stretch my knees out and become somewhat horizontal. I was awakened by the kid sitting behind me who would not stop kicking the back of my seat. Generally, I don't sleep well on airplanes, as I tell people "the human body is not designed to contort in a way that makes sleeping in a 17 by 31 inch space possible." Translated, not matter how tired i am, i cannot sleep sitting up.
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flymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 6779 posts, RR: 6 Reply 11, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 4392 times:
I usually do not sleep much of most flights. I find myself sleeping more on shorter flights at least more of a percentage of the flight. Also if its a daylight long haul like my last one LHR-MIA I did not sleep one second.
Anyway the most I ever slept was 7 hours on LAX-AKL so it was for half the flight in coach in a middle seat!
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aklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 825 posts, RR: 0 Reply 13, posted (2 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 4365 times:
Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 6): I have no problem sleeping on the airplane. I do it all the time and enjoying it.
I was hoping you were the one guy who stayed awake.
I sleep so well in Business class AKL-LAX and return that I have to ask the FAs to wake me up for breakfast since I may not have a chance to eat again for a few hours. I eat dinner and then sleep for at least 8 hours.
The day of the flight is usually very busy for me. Nearly a full day at the office, fly RNO-LAX, visit with some family for a few hours, then onto the late NZ flight. I'm worn out when I get on the plane,and start to doze off before take-off.
blueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 3478 posts, RR: 1 Reply 17, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 4294 times:
When I was in my teens and twenies, I wouldn't sleep on planes for some reason. I once pulled a CGK-HKG-CDG without shut-eye. 10 years later and I've slept nearly from wheels up to wheels down on any sector ranging from a IAH-DFW in coach to a TATL upfront. Nowadays I try to manage my time a bit better because sometimes a flight is the only chance I get to get some rest and some food before or after a long day, so I do my best not to hit the recline button until after the meal service.
My longest airborne sleep to date was approximately 10 hours after a tiring week-end on a SIN-EWR.
pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1252 posts, RR: 1 Reply 18, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 4270 times:
Depends on how tired I am, or if I have a few drinks to assist me. If I'm really tired, I can sleep the entire flight. If I'm not, than maybe a few hours. I've also had flights where I don't know how long I've really been asleep? I just close my eyes and try really hard. Sometimes it doesn't seem like I've really fallen completely to sleep? It just feels like I'm sitting there with my eyes closed, but suddenly I realize we're on on decent, even though it only feels like it's been a couple hours since take-off. In those instances I conclude I must have been asleep? Even if it didn't seem like it.
Quoting BlatantEcho (Reply 9): On my recent PDX-AMS I had two seats to myself on the righthand side of the A332 and I was able to curl up and sleep for 4 hours.
Had the same thing happen on my last Trans-Atlantic flight from DUS-RSW. I got some sleep, but it was pretty uncomfortable and my head kept getting hit by the drink cart. When I arrived, I couldn't stand up straight for two days! It felt like somebody was trying to snap my lower spine into two pieces!
CXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2432 posts, RR: 5 Reply 19, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 4261 times:
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Probably an hour, at the most. I can never sleep on planes, although I've never flown in a lie-flat seat. I just find sleeping while in an upright position somewhat difficult. The most I've slept is about an hour, but I usually spend long haul red-eye flights constantly drifting in and out of sleep, no matter how tired I am.
pdxtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 4237 times:
I really have trouble sleeping on planes. In general, I'm a fairly picky sleeper. However, I managed about 7.5 hours in First Class between Dallas and Buenos Aires on an AA 777. I was aided by a few drinks. In coach, I can maybe get 2 hours of "sleep" at a time on a transatlantic flight.
Yflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 893 posts, RR: 1 Reply 21, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 4209 times:
I genenerally have trouble sleeping on planes, and I'm sure the fact that I'm always in economy class doesn't help. I did, however, get a decent amount of sleep on my BLR-FRA flight last year. It was scheduled to depart at something like 3:30 am, but was delayed an hour. So by the time we were airborn I had basically been up all night and went right to sleep.
There was also a time I was on a red-eye flight from SMF to IAH. I popped a sleeping pill when they did the beverage service, and the next thing I knew I was being told to put my seat upright for landing. Unfortunately that flight is so short there was only time for probably 3 hours of sleep at most.
747girl From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 31 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 4181 times:
On a long, 13 hour flight between AKL and SFO, I managed about 3 hours sleep. However, it was in economy so not comfortable. My face was rammed against the wall and my legs curled up, with my feet under my husband's chin!
brons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 2981 posts, RR: 5 Reply 23, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4156 times:
I have only slept really well on one flight ever, DFW-CDG in August of 2007. I am 6'7" and most of the time I am really struggling for legroom in Y. On this flight, I was able to obtain an exit row on the 763ER. I took two Ambien upon boarding the plane at DFW and I was extremely drowsy by the time we took off. Shortly thereafter I was out cold. Woke up once because I was cold and grabbed a sweatshirt from the overhead, promptly going right back to sleep. When I awoke again it was the next day and we were on finals for CDG. I arrived feeling refreshed and ready to go. Which was good because things didn't go that well in Paris upon deplaning. It took me many hours to get to my hotel and I had a bike box and two bags in tow.
Firings, if well done, are good for employee morale.
TLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 346 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (2 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4126 times:
BOM - FRA, LH 747, I fell asleep shortly after takeoff and woke up as the cabin crew was preparing for landing. I would've slept somewhere between 7 - 8 hours. It was a long time ago and I don't remember details, but the flight left BOM sometime after midnight, with arrival time in FRA being something like 5 AM.
25 sw733: I can usually do 6-8 hours on a trans-pac flight, but a couple years ago I had been putting in 15 hour days at work for 2 weeks straight and then hit
26 Icarus75: CX flight in business HKG to CDG : I've slept something like 7 hours LH flight in business HYD to FRA : I've slept for 7 hours GF flight in business b
27 retrolivery: I once popped a Benadryl and Xanax before boarding one of my (formerly) regular AM flights in Y between LIM and MEX on the way to JFK. Flight time was
28 FlyDeltaJets87: 150 miles past MSP. Signed, The Pilots of Northwest 188
29 bps3458: Had a solid 9-10 hours flying EY F SYD-AUH on my way to Germany for my 20 year school reunion back in 2009. My wife joined me for the trip and it was
30 VonRichtofen: About 8 hours on an LH 744 from FRA-HKG. Had a whole middle row of 4 seats to myself so I could stretch out. F/A's were great and left me breakfast on
31 Mir: A flight from FRA-DTW. I don't recall how long the flight was, but I was awake for only about 45 minutes. Missed the drink services, the meal service,
32 ClassicLover: I sleep very badly on aircraft. My only completely sound sleep was HNL-AKL on a United Boeing 747-100 in 1991 when I was 15. I slept the whole flight
33 lxmd11: A good 10-11 hours on SQ EWR-SIN. Awesome bed. Get to do it again in June
34 vhtje: I do not sleep that easily, but I find a small dose (10mL) of Night Nurse helps. But not even Night Nurse helps me sleep in Economy. I find the motion
35 jetblast: Had a fantastic seat in J on UA929 LHR-ORD, the first day of UA's 744 operation at LHR this summer - and I slept through the entire flight, around 7 h
36 daviation: I am a great sleeper on airplanes as long as I don't have an obese person halfway in my seat! Sometimes the rocking motion during taxi to the runway i
37 MattRB: YVR-SYD I slept maybe five to six hours. Coming back I slept 7-8. Slept most of the way back YVR-YYZ. Was lucky to get J class the entire trip, so it
38 shamrock604: 10 hours in J from Hong Kong to Paris. 8 hours from Frankfurt to Tokyo also in J. In economy, best I've had was 6 hours from Curacao to Amsterdam, but
39 Numero4: My girlfriend and I got the crew rest seats on a CO 752, on a redeye from SFO to JFK. I slept from 10 minutes after take-off all the way to gear down.
40 Fiveholer: 7-8 hours CO6, NRT-IAH, BusinessFirst flatbeds. NICE! Danny
41 RamblinMan: Normally I can't sleep at all but once I managed almost the entire way from FCO to ATL. I have to give credit to the massive hangover though.