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What's The Longest Time You've Slept On A Plane?  
User currently offlineBobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0
Posted (13 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2683 times:

What's the longest time you've slept on a plane?
My personal "record" is 11 and half hours
on a flight from LAX to NRT a year ago.
I hadn't slept the previous two night.
As soon as the plane reached cruising
level, I fell asleep. My business class seat
was upright the whole time and I didn't
even open my eyes once. I finally woke
up shortly before the plane descended.
The flight attendant said she might have
assumed that I was dead, if I hadn't
moved while sleeping and some slight
snoring... I was just "dead tired"  Smile

33 replies: All unread, showing first 25:
User currently offlineRoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (13 years 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2626 times:

I never sleep on planes...i enjoy the flight too much. I have only slept one one flight in my life...it was a AMS-PRG flight on CSA and I was wasted form lack of sleep the night before. I slept about an hour and a half total (woke for meal)...right through takoff and landing, too....I wil never sleep through landing again...my ears hurt for days.  Sad

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2607 times:

I agree with RoyalDutch. I never sleep in a plane because you have enough time to sleep on the ground. But one time, on a night flight from ATL to SFO I sleept for approx. 1 hour.


User currently offlineH. Simpson From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 949 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

I can't sleep on a plane at all, the maximum time is 35 minutes on a 17 hour flight from NRT to JFK.

User currently offlineCorocks From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 1215 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2593 times:

I have a very hard time sleeping on planes. No idea why. Even the 18hrs+ flights in buisness class I maybe sleep about 1 hr straight through. Probably a few 10min naps here and there.

User currently offlineAirplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2582 times:

I have slept on a plane only twice ever. Once, in the early 90s, my family and I had flown from CVG to ORD. We then got onto a flight from ORD to Rockford on American Eagle. It was the night time then, and I slept for the whole 20 minutes or so that the flight lasted. The other time was on a flight in June of 2000 on a flight from ATL to BRU. I was in economy (I've never flown anything higher) on the Delta MD-11. My mom insisted that I slept, so I took an Ambien (sleeping medicine). I got about 3 hours of sleep on that flight. That was amazing considering how cramped and uncomfortable it was! Otherwise, I have had no success sleeping on airplanes. On a flight from ATL to ZRH in June of 2001, I took one and a half Ambiens, got earplugs, and got one of those eye cover things, and didn't get a minute of sleep. I was in economy, but it was more comfortable than Delta.

User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2561 times:

well on the AWACS my max in the air time is over 21 hours (that was with 3 aerial refuelings). I go back to a bunk and sleep all the time. On average I am flying 12-16 hours missions weekly for operation Noble Eagle.

On a commerical flight my longest is around 8.5 hours for over water to Europe flights

My shortest Commercial flight has been several hops on the Ellington Field to Bush-IAH Continental Express service inter- Houston about 10 minutes.

User currently offlineKL713 From Netherlands, joined Aug 2001, 772 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2555 times:

7 hours, on a Air France flight from Fort de France to Paris CDG (742)

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6242 posts, RR: 11
Reply 8, posted (13 years 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 2548 times:

I also can't sleep on airplanes, maybe cause of the excitement. I think maybe once may have sleeped for maybe 45 minutes on a flight but no more than that.

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User currently offlineBoeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2542 times:

Chepos, I hear ya on that. I can't sleep on Airplanes at all too. I get to excited when I am in them. But I can't sleep in anymoving object. Plane Car boat bus train its all the same. I am awake all the time.

User currently offline9V-SVE From Singapore, joined Nov 2001, 2066 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (13 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2534 times:

I hate sleep. The most I've slept is 1 hr and 15 mins. (Took A Break from playing games on SQ flight)

User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (13 years 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2527 times:

Dude how long was that flight? 10 minutes?

User currently offlineArsenal@LHR From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 7792 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (13 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2518 times:
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15 minutes. Sleeping on a plane is something i will never be able to do. I've tried and it doesn't work


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User currently offlineArtsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (13 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2508 times:

I slept probably about 12 hours on the EWR-HKG flight on Continental a few months back, I also slept about 11 on the IAH-NRT flight. I used to be the same as most of the comments on here in that I would be to into the flight to want to sleep, but aftera while of flying all the time, and looking at white clouds, I get tired and want to sleep, especially as they force feed you in business first for the first 3 hours of the flight


User currently offlineKaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (13 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2499 times:

How on earth can NRT-JFK last 17 hours especially east bound? The most I have slept was after my third weekend flight down of last school semmester to Sydney Australia from San Francisco. I would fly out Thursday night, get in saturday drink heaps and be out in clubs until 5AM and do the same on sunday only until 3AM when the pubs start kicking us out. After hardly any sleep and alot of drinking (counting 5 beers before departure) On the monday flight home I went to sleep an hour into the flight... Woke up over the equator, then back to sleep until 30 minutes out of SFO. Thats the only time I usually sleep alot, after blowing myself out in Australia for 2 nights in a row! gota love the joys of standby travel!

User currently offlineUal747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

The longest that I have slept was from PEK-ORD on UA850 (777-200). I was talking with a professor from Northwestern (Chicago), and we started drinking scotch. Drank for about 6 hours and then passed out. I slept for about 8 hours and woke up about 45 min out of Chicago. It was great. However, I was still kinda drunk when I left the plane.....got all the way through customs and then realized I left all of my carry on baggage on the plane. It was hell trying to get it back.


User currently offlineMark2102 From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 350 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 2490 times:

I don't like to sleep on a plane. The most time would be for aroound 10 minutes.

User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6362 posts, RR: 33
Reply 17, posted (13 years 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2494 times:

Maybe 10 minutes on a flight from DCA to PIT in June 1972. I had left RDU at 0600 the previous day, spent the day at IAD for Transpo '72, spent the night at DCA wandering empty halls and looking at Washington from the observation deck. On the NW flight in the morning only 6 people, maybe 7, showed up. We all got put in first class, with all the service included. After the meal and hot towel, I went out until my ears told me we were on approach to PIT. That woke me up. I've been more tired since but I just don't sleep on aircraft. I just love seeing the world pass by too much.

Damn, this website is getting worse daily.
User currently offlineSIA_B777 From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 469 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (13 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2479 times:

10 minutes on tpe-lax

User currently offlineAtb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2469 times:

I've never been able to sleep in a moving object. I've never slept in a car or a bus and even after being for almost a day I still couldn't sleep on my flight from YUL-AMS. I must have tried about 10 times but it just wasn't gonna happen.


User currently offlineDesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7814 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (13 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2451 times:

I may have dozed off for like 20, maaaaybe 30 minutes a handful of time in all my years of flying. I am one of those people that can only really sleep well in my own bed, maybe another bed if it is really comfortable.

It is the thing that makes me really hate flying longer flights. There is just nothing for me to do... I can only listen to CDs so much, do homework, read or write. Having a 5 hour night flight from Baltimore to Vegas was just awful for me. I really like flights that are around 2 hours max. I guess I will just have to get liquored up when I fly international I guess... then I won't know what the heck is going on.

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User currently offline777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1021 posts, RR: 7
Reply 21, posted (13 years 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2446 times:

The Longest ive ever slept on a plane is about 4 hours on a CVG-LGW flight.

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User currently offlineSpacecadet From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3735 posts, RR: 12
Reply 22, posted (13 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2441 times:

My gf once slept from before takeoff until landing going from NRT-JFK. Around 16 hours.

Personally, I think the longest I've ever slept is about 5 minutes. Seems like every time I shut my eyes on a plane we hit severe turbulence and I'm wide awake the rest of the flight.

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User currently offlineAstrojet From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 565 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (13 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2433 times:

About 2 hours on a EZE - MAD flight. I only sleep on long flights just to kill the time.

User currently offlineCba From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 4531 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (13 years 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

2 hours on an IAH-CDG run on a CO 777-200ER. Total flight time was about 9 hours. I was sitting in an exit row, and a f/a woke me up and told me I couldn't rest my foot on the exit door.

25 Post contains images Salina Chan : Several hours on AC from and two FRA on numerous occassions and on EK from DXB to SIN and back. All the time in Economy and a few hours in AC Exec. Fs
26 Post contains images Funny : On the flight back from Athens on an Iberia 757, to Madrid, i fell asleep shortly after take-off and woke up about 5 minutes from touchdown. Of course
27 Post contains images Boeingnut : Whoever said it's a 17hr flight from NRT to JFK is wrong. I did that flight back in May 2000 on JAL on my way back from PEK. Total flight time was aro
28 FRA_GIM : I did only sleep once in a plane. It was on Varig Business Class from Rio to FRA; but only about 1 hour.
29 USAFHummer : For me, I slept about 8 hours on SYD-LAX, I was dead tired because we had tried to pull an all nighter our last night in Australia, on the previous fl
30 DeltAirlines : 2 minutes on a BA 777 BOS-LHR redeye. After about 2 minutes sleeping, I woke up, and an hour later we landed at Heathrow (only a 4h30m flight because
31 Sabena332 : 4h30min flight time from BOS (America) to LHR (Europe), that is cool. A flight within the US from BOS to LAX takes more time than this intercontinenta
32 Donder10 : Longest I've slept on plane has to be about 6 hours YYZ-LGW with Royal Airlines on a 310.It was morning departure and I fell asleep over Montreal.Woke
33 Brains : Never.
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