Cubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23451 posts, RR: 21 Posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5257 times:
I was flying on 9E a few weeks back with my girlfriend She slept much of the flight, and upon landing, the f/a asked me to wake her up. It makes sense, in the vein of raising tray tables and seatbacks and stowing carryon luggage, but I had never seen flight attendants wake anyone before and had never been awakened. Thus the question: do either 1) FAA regulations or 2) 9E company policy require passengers to be awake on landing, or was this just a case of an anal f/a?
P.S. The f/a seemed like she really wanted to work for WN... maybe some day they will come and liberate MEM.
I can't decide whether I miss the tulip or the bowling shoe more
Afrikaskyes From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 141 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5173 times:
I always fall asleep coming home from JNB or CPT. As soon as I settle in the CRJ for that last hour and a half home, I'm OUT! From Taxi out to Taxi in the gate, I'm sound asleep. One time, from a trip back from Africa, I slept on the last leg in a CRJ. Upon arrival after all the passengers deplaned and they swapped crews, a ramp agent cleaning the aircraft discovered me asleep in seat 12D. Thats the far corner of the CRJ. It's funny how I can never sleep on the 20 hour trip back on the Airbus or 744, but as soon as I'm on the RJ....
Indy From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 4601 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5160 times:
Quoting I530j (Reply 2): man ive done that who knows how many times
I did it on my flight from DTW to AMS back in Feb or March of this year. I was tired anyway. For whatever reason someone's bags made the flight but the passenger didn't. So the flight was delayed while they fished out the bags from the jet. Then of course there is the endless taxi. I tried but I just couldn't stay awake for it all
Andz From South Africa, joined Feb 2004, 8485 posts, RR: 10
Reply 5, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 5132 times:
I remember a few years ago flying JNB-JFK and before take off it was announced that for the landing in SID which was at about 3am local time, all passengers must be seated upright and awake. The cabin crew were waking passengers before landing whether their seats were reclined or not.
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
Jetmatt777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 2928 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5070 times:
My brother fell asleep on a Delta flight from SLC to LAX on a 757 and he was asleep on landing in a 757 and when we touched the ground with this hard bounce and the plane started making odd noises(actually scared me) and he was still asleep.We were the last ones off the plane because it took five minutes to wake him up after the plane was empty!We eventually woke him up with the help of the Capt.and the rest of the crew!
Yyzcabincrew From United Arab Emirates, joined Apr 2002, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 4994 times:
Quoting Jetmatt777 (Reply 7): My brother fell asleep on a Delta flight from SLC to LAX on a 757 and he was asleep on landing in a 757 and when we touched the ground with this hard bounce and the plane started making odd noises(actually scared me) and he was still asleep.We were the last ones off the plane because it took five minutes to wake him up after the plane was empty!We eventually woke him up with the help of the Capt.and the rest of the crew!
Hence the reason pax should be awake for the most crutial part of flights....where emergencies are more likely to happen. if your brother was on an isle seat and it were an emergency landing he would be blocking the 2 other pax beside him from evacuating their seats.
Trolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4885 times:
There's a book called "Wake up, It's a Crash!" It was about the first fatal 747 accident in Nairobi. The young son of the author said this to his brother who managed to sleep through the buffet of the stall, but not the impact. It's amazing what people can sleep though.
Malaysia From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 3387 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 4783 times:
Slept on take offs slept on landings
one time from ATL-LAS, this guy was so drunk, and still asleep, the F/A just decided to paint a moustache and some eyebrows on him with mascara and
he did not wake up, and then finally did and had this fake moustache on him and didn't notice and went off plane happy.
There Are Those Who Believe That There May Yet Be Other Airlines Who Even Now Fight To Survive Beyond The Heavens
TheSorcerer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 1048 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 4749 times:
It can hurt your ears quite badly. When I was flying DUS-LHR (when I was still small) I slept the whole flight, so I couldn't equalize the pressure in my ears. So for the whole week I was in London I had an ear infection and had to swallow disgusting medication.
ALITALIA,All Landings In Torino, All Luggage In Athens ;)
IADLHR From Italy, joined Apr 2005, 736 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 4575 times:
On a rcent flight I was sitting in the exit row and fell asleep before the plane even pushed back from the gate. I woke up about an hour into the flight. It kind of startled me as I was sitting in the emergency row.
Amhilde From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 643 posts, RR: 5
Reply 13, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4525 times:
My uncle always falls asleep as soon as he sits down in the chair and tells my aunt to "wake him up for the exciting parts" which drives her nuts. No idea how he does it.
I usually am passed out the last legs in to RNO after an overseas trip- like the SA poster above, for some reason the Nytol NEVER kicks in on the loooonnnggg flight but as soon as I get on the connecting flight I am OUT- 7-9 hours after I took the damn pill! Ive slept through a few LAX, LAS, and ORD takeoffs and landings though with RNO the turbulence by the lake usually wakes me up. No one has ever woken me before, but I dont recline my seat at all- too tired
Its really disconcerting to wake up and find that you arent where you were before, or that you are taxiing, but in a different town.
Carduelis From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2001, 1586 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (9 years 2 months 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4488 times:
It is not so much whether you are awake or asleep, although it is beneficial to all that you are awake - the essential bit is that the seat is in the upright position for take off and landing for hopefully obvious reasons. This also applies to sleeper seats where there is a little light that illuminates when the seat is in the correct position so that the Cabin Crew can see the seat is correctly positioned.
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MD80fanatic From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2782 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 3623 times:
I have heard that falling asleep is a human reaction to extremely stressful situations that are difficult to deal with. I would not be surprised if many of you "narcoleptics (sp)" are actually terrified to fly and deal with it by sleeping it away. Be honest.....if the airplane was plummeting to the ground....wouldn't you rather sleep through it?
I understand that some people are really tired, and some fly so often that it is now boring....but there are many who feel uneasy when they have zero control of a situation (being a pax and not the pilot), and to avoid an obvious panic attack will opt for sleep instead....an Ambien(r) moment perhaps?
LINATHJNX From Italy, joined Sep 2005, 103 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 3599 times:
I was coming back to Italy from SYD via VIE. I had all day visiting Vienna (came from SYD in the morning and departing to LIN in the evening) and I was extremely tired. My OS MD-87 was preparing to take off when the F/A announced there was a technical problem so we had to come back to the gate...I fell asleep until we taxied again for take off. I remember exactly the aircraft aligning on the runway and then....anything! I woke up in the middle of the flight.
Another time I was carefully watching the approach from the window seat (as I usually do) when I fell asleep until the "THUMP" of the landing!! (AP 737 LIN-FCO).
In both case my seat was upright and the tray closed and no one woke me up!
Maybe I am narcoleptyc?
Huawey From Australia, joined Oct 2004, 54 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3392 times:
I had a bizzare experience once and that was when I was in the F cabin of SQ744. I definitely remembered dozing off while seated before take-off and next I regained 'consciousness', it was about 10 mins to landing. Funny thing was, I found my seat in a 180 degree flat position, with a down-filled mattress underneath me and a duvet on top of me!! How the hell the mattress got underneath me was really beyond me!! I didn't remember getting up or being woken up!! Maybe the petite FAs managed to hoist me up and put a mattress underneath me! Until today, I still had no idea what happened there!!??!!
ACDC8 From Canada, joined Mar 2005, 7669 posts, RR: 35
Reply 23, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 3076 times:
I hate sleeping on planes. I'm always afraid that I'll miss something such as flying along another aircraft over the North Atlantic or something. Last time I actually slept was flying from SEA to DTW with NW. I was so tired because I drove all night to get to YVR for my flights. I woke up just as we were coming into DTW and no one said a thing. I can understand that it would be beneficial to be awake and alert just in case something happened, but if you're tired then you're tired and as far as I know there are no regulations against you sleeping during any phase of the flight (unless you're a crew member of course ... )
Zvezda From Lithuania, joined Aug 2004, 10511 posts, RR: 64
Reply 24, posted (9 years 2 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3050 times:
I've slept through takeoffs and landings several times and I've been roused by FAs several times despite the seat being in proper position. My data set is not statistically significant, but I cannot discern any pattern.
: I think that by law you need to be awake for the safety briefings prior take-off. And likewise for landing in case of an emergency. So if a F/A woke y
: I once boarded a KLM Flight from BEY to AMS.The flight arrived from AMM.(Back in 1994) Sat next to a couple that were already in a deep sleep .I swear
: I wouldn't want to sleep during take-off or landing. Best bits of the flight!
: My daughter (FA with CO) told me they were preparing for a take off when she tried to wake a passenger to get him to fasten his seatbelt. She could no
: That is the best part. i get so excited, my friends Say i alway them. Regards F-OMEA.