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The Longest You've Slept On A Long Hual Flt?  
User currently offlinebpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 416 posts, RR: 0
Posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5521 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.

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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1064 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5520 times:

Flew DXB-BKK, 6 hour flight in Business on TG. I slept like a baby for 3 hours but I doubt I would be able to sleep if I was in Coach or if it is a day flight.


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User currently offlineLAXintl From United States of America, joined May 2000, 25406 posts, RR: 49
Reply 2, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5505 times:

I'd say a good 8-9 hours on many long Transpac flights. (eg LAX-HKG)


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User currently offlineaa61hvy From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 13977 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

About 9 hrs for me. HKG-SFO CX in F. I slept from about 300miles south of Japan and woke up over the gulf of Alaska. Of course wine did assist me in achieving this.


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User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 4, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5474 times:
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Must've been something around 7-8 hours as well on a flight from DEN-FRA on LH 346s C class. I was so tired I almost missed diner....

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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27000 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5473 times:

I find it hard to sleep , the best sleep I had was on a BA B744 from LAX-LHR some years back when I was a regular on that route. I slept for around 6 hours which is good for me.

User currently offlineWilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9032 posts, RR: 75
Reply 6, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5472 times:
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Quoting oa260 (Reply 5):
I find it hard to sleep

I have no problem sleeping on the airplane. I do it all the time and enjoying it.  

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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1064 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5458 times:

Quoting oa260 (Reply 5):
I find it hard to sleep

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!



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 8, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5442 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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User currently offlineBlatantEcho From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 1913 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5434 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.

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User currently offlineNorthstarBoy From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1832 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5407 times:
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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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User currently offlineflymia From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7175 posts, RR: 9
Reply 11, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5401 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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User currently offlinereadytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3264 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5394 times:

UK to USA I have the "afternoon nap" in Club about 3 hrs, on the way back I have dinner and then sleep a good 6 hrs having breakfast in the lounge. The wine certainly helps as does the Bose headset.  


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User currently offlineaklrno From United States of America, joined Dec 2010, 943 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5374 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 6):
I have no problem sleeping on the airplane. I do it all the time and enjoying it.

wilco737

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.


User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9643 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5361 times:

I got about 8 hours ICN-SFO and then 10 hours on EWR-SIN. I sleep well.


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User currently offlineoa260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 27000 posts, RR: 57
Reply 15, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5345 times:

Quoting Wilco737 (Reply 6):
I have no problem sleeping on the airplane
Quoting aklrno (Reply 13):
I was hoping you were the one guy who stayed awake.

LOL.... Im sure someone capable is in control whilst he is sleeping  
Quoting initious (Reply 7):
I agree with you on that. It's almost for me to have more than a little nap on the plane

Sometimes Im that tired that I can sleep anywhere but its hit and miss. Mostly though on flights its cat naps. Hoping to try out some new flatbed products this year so will see just how good they are  


User currently offlinethegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 670 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5312 times:

I slept for about 7 hrs on CLT-HNL last year. Of course I did stay up til 0400 for a 0945 departure and was with the aid of cough syrup.

User currently offlineblueflyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 4002 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5303 times:
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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.



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User currently offlinepwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1328 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (3 years 5 months 4 weeks ago) and read 5279 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!

[Edited 2011-03-28 00:55:52]

User currently offlineCXB77L From Australia, joined Feb 2009, 2614 posts, RR: 5
Reply 19, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5270 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.


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User currently offlinepdxtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 5246 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.

User currently offlineYflyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1031 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5218 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.


User currently offline747girl From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2008, 31 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5190 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!

User currently offlinebrons2 From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3013 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 5165 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.


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User currently offlineTLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 375 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 5 months 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 5135 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.

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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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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.
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