bpat777 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 591 posts, RR: 0 Posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 6652 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, 12150 posts, RR: 56
Reply 8, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 6573 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, 2022 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 6565 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, 1979 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 6538 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, 7582 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 6532 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, 1238 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6505 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 Tuvalu, joined Jan 2006, 4907 posts, RR: 3
Reply 17, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 15 hours ago) and read 6434 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.
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pwm2txlhopper From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1447 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 12 hours ago) and read 6410 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, 2788 posts, RR: 3
Reply 19, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 10 hours ago) and read 6401 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 (5 years 1 month 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 6377 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, 1333 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (5 years 1 month 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 6349 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: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 6321 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, 3035 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 6296 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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TLG From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 396 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (5 years 1 month 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 6266 times:
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