Bobcat From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 0 posts, RR: 0 Posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2480 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"
RoyalDutch From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 917 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2423 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.
Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2379 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.
Lt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2358 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.
Boeing747-700 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2339 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.
Artsyman From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4745 posts, RR: 34
Reply 13, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2305 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
KaiTakFan From United States of America, joined Oct 1999, 1588 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2296 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!
Ual747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2291 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.
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6278 posts, RR: 34
Reply 17, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2291 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.
Quit calling an airport ramp "Tarmac" and a taxiway "runway".
Atb2 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (12 years 6 months 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2266 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.
DesertJets From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 7760 posts, RR: 16
Reply 20, posted (12 years 6 months 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 2248 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.
Stop drop and roll will not save you in hell. --- seen on a church marque in rural Virginia