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Redeye Vs Daytime Flights  
User currently offlineSlcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2877 times:

What do you think is better from a return from say San Fransisco/ LAX to Newark, a redeye night flight or a daytime flight. Is it worth the upgrade to first class on a A320? Many people say they prefer coach on the redeys because you can spread out and sleep better. Plus i have heard that united serves little to nothing on the flight as everyone sleeps even in first. Any oppinions greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance

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User currently offlineSebwhite From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2837 times:

I take the United red-eye at least 2x/month SFO/LAX-BOS. I hate it; the flight is too short to sleep and the light from the televisions doesn't help, either! Every time I take the red-eye it's packed.

If I have the time to kill a whole day travelling eastbound, I'll take the daytime flight.

[Edited 2004-01-28 22:27:22]

User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2805 times:

Wish I could help you more, my redeye's have been only MD-11's and 767's , the MD-11 was good, the 767 was uncomfortable. I would say any first class upgrade would be better because you get a much bigger seat that reclines all the way and you can sleep like a baby, any coach seat unless maybe a bulkhead seat is not very comfortable. Have only flown VARIG's redeye's so I would suggest a little more research. If you could possobly go to JFK instead of Newark you may have better options.. I prefer to fly at night.

User currently offlineSlcdeltarumd11 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 3095 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2728 times:

Anyone know what UA serves on redeyes in first as a snack??

User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 2704 times:

I was flew on the daytime flight is always in/out of PHX flight and everything went well for us. I didn't not take with redeye overnight.

User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2660 times:

are there people who do not sleep on redeyes? What services are offered for these people?

User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2604 times:

Having just flown the redeye SFO-PIT last night, I think it would be safe to say that everyone was sleeping within 45 minutes of takeoff. I had an entire exit row (row 10 chosen thanks to the helpful check-in agent) to myself on a US A320 and I was able to stetch out and sleep the entire time. A drink service was offered to the people awake about 30 minutes into the flight but that was all.

Have a great flight.

-KG3



Nobody respects me . . . :(
User currently offlineClrd2go From United States of America, joined Feb 2003, 1000 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2576 times:

Many years ago a manager I had loved the red eye flights. His job had him
flying between SFO EWR and SFO-BOS frequently. He'd work a full day
in the Bay Area, hop a red eye, sleep on the plane..do what business he
had to do..and fly back to SFO later that night.

I can't sleep on a plane..so, I prefer the daytime flights.


jim



What a long strange trip it's been
User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2533 times:

I sleep suprisingly easy on overnight flights, if you can't sleep you are not going to find much. after the FAs serve any late meal or snack the lights go out and that's it. That's it, close your eyes and get some shuteye!!

User currently offlineDeltaRampPIT From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 56 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

Hello! I love the red eye filghts for a few reasons. First, a day is not totally lost and second, it is usually a "low key" operation. My last red eye was LAX-ORD and it is usually seamless! In July 2002 I flew First on United 767 from LAX-ORD and recieved a large meal with all the extras. In Aug of 2003 I sat First on United 757, same routing and got zippo! That segment was horrible as the first class seats in this specific 57 were terrible. Could not get comfortable!

Good day!!


User currently offlineRareBear From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 553 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2411 times:

I've flown several red-eyes from LAX, SAN and SFO to ATL, some with stops in DFW, on DL. Aircraft have been a mix - 737, 757, 767. All have been coach. Comfort has a lot of factors - seat location, pax load, middle seat empty, etc. I'm pretty big (6'-3", 240) so almost any coach seat is uncomfortable. If you can get an exit row seat, that makes it a little better on legroom.

Walt



Illegitimus non carborundum
User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2322 times:

The Red-Eye/All day is a big delima for West Coast flyers, because we either have a choice. Leave in the late at night, and arrive early in the morning, or leave very early in the morning, and take all day flying.

I haven't a lot of positive experiences with the Red-Eye flights. Both were Northworst. One was a real late flight to Minnesota, connecting to Appleton. I arrived in Wisconsin early the next morning, but I slept the whole day. (Flight sucked).
The other was to Detroit on a 320, connecting to Providence on a 319. It was a better flight, but I didn't get any sleep on the flight. I watched a nice sunset though. I also made it through the day, including a game at Fenway Park, and dinner in the South End. I was a wee bit grumpy on the ride back to Rhode Island.
It's either spent the whole day on an airplane, or in a fog.


User currently offlineNIKV69 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2318 times:

Well there is your problem right there, try AA's redeye's I hear they are good..

User currently offlineMSPman From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 177 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2287 times:

I don't fly NW for redeyes, because I haven't been able to sleep on their flights. I've had good experiences with QF, and AZ.
JB


User currently offlineFtrguy From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 358 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2270 times:

I flew LAX-CLT on a US A321 last week in Y and slept like a baby. I can usually never sleep on red-eye flights but I was out like a light. The seat was very comfortable and there was no one in the middle seat. Spend the 12 dollars and get one of those travel pillows. Some of the best money I've ever spent!!

User currently offlineCactus739 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2430 posts, RR: 31
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2247 times:

In college I would fly home to Fairbanks Alaska (FAI) on my Christmas breaks and usually in the summer as well. My return from Fairbanks to Phoenix would always involve Alaska's 100am departure from FAI to SEA. I was always in coach. I'm one of those people that cannot sleep on a plane unless they are dead tired, so I was always up with my light on reading. The flight attendants would always stop by and offer me a drink or peanuts several times and always have time to chat for a few minutes. I was usually the only one in coach awake. I remember when I first started flying FAI-PHX back in 1994 that there used to be a light snack... a meat and cheese plate if I remember right. Not much, but just enough.




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