BA97 From Canada, joined Apr 2004, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 19602 times:
Get a ClubWorld seat. Do the sleeper service. Have 2 good drinks and poof you wake up refreshed over the UK as you sail down through 20,000. Land-go to the arrivals lounge, have a good breakfast, shower, massage.
The week before I go over I start to mess up my sleep schedules. I get up earlier and earlier and go to beb later and later. I start my work day 10AM London time. Sot when I arrive I am already in sinc
there is economy class, business class, first class...then Concorde..pure class
AGD From Canada, joined Aug 2004, 204 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 19527 times:
Actually I went there a few times and I always did the same.
After arriving at the airport in the morning from Montreal (given that flights to Europe from here generally arrive early in the morning in Europe), I stayed awake for the entire day in Europe and went to bed at around 10 or 11pm. I took once a little nap of a 2 hours duration in the afternoon and felt ok.
I always woke up top shape, no problem there. And I can assure you I personnally never felt jetlag using this method. But I guess it depends on so many factors.
In my opinion, I find the difficult part of travelling in Europe from North America is always when I came back. I woke up in the middle of the night a few days before being allright.
Flyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (10 years 3 months 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 19505 times:
mine has worked well, fly with a great friend every year from lax-str through lhr on british, first took the early flight that departs late afternoon, through london and into stuggart late afternoon. that became hard trying to stay up those last few hours, and i always dozed off, then woke up about midnight. finally now, we take the late evening flight out of lax, through london, and into stuggart in the late evening, perfect, just in time for bed. wake up next day, and body ready for a new day, time change and all.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 15, posted (10 years 3 months 3 days ago) and read 19414 times:
Coming back home from trips to the U.S. I always take a nap of about 2 hours max in the early afternoon on the day I get home, setting as many alarms as I can find to make sure that I have no more than two hours. Then I go to bed at around 10pm...hey presto, fresh as a daisy the next morning!
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BananaBoY From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1602 posts, RR: 22
Reply 17, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 19406 times:
Flew BOS-IAD-LHR with UA - admitedly it was in First....
but a 6am flight from BOS with a 9am departure from IAD. I had been up for several hours by the time I got to Logan.
By the time I landed in London, my body clock was telling me that I had been up for hours, would have been mid afternoon in the US.. but I was tired and it was dark in London. Went to bed, got full nights sleep and woke up the next morning feeling great.
I don't ever want to take a night flight heading east again, unless I am in the UA sleeper suites.
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Arniepie From Belgium, joined Aug 2005, 1265 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 19405 times:
Actually in general people do not experience jetlag so much going from Europe to the US because you travel in the direction of the sun.
It 's like you are in an extra long day, just stay awake and go to sleep on the hour (maybe a little earlier) as you normally do.
The next day you shouldn't feel pretty okay.
Going the other way normally gives more troubles because you keep on having the feeling that you landed in the wrong part of the day.
There are some techniques that can help you to adjust quicker (specific sleeping patterns to keep during the flight) but usually travelers can't be bothered to do so.
ZKSUJ From New Zealand, joined May 2004, 7120 posts, RR: 11
Reply 19, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 19401 times:
SW733-"Couldn't tell ya...I am one of those lucky jerks who doesn't get affected by jet lag!"
You should try flying from FCO to AKL, it something like 11 hours difference. I bet you'd get jet lag on that trip, I know that I certainly did
Fbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3713 posts, RR: 27
Reply 20, posted (10 years 3 months 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 19414 times:
You bunch of amateurs!
Get yourself on the last flight of the day out of the US and have a couple of alcoholic bevvies before bed (although I am aware we have a lot of teenage posters here who are too young to buy alcohol, RCC or otherwise )
[Edited 2004-11-01 01:00:49]
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