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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2685 times:

Do you prefer a day flight or an overnight flight and why? Just wondering...


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User currently offlineBrains From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 258 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2658 times:

Night all the way...so beautiful, no lights in the cabin...no crying children. I love flying at night.


Brains
User currently offlineSushka From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 4784 posts, RR: 15
Reply 2, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2652 times:

Me too. Everything is so calm. I also prefer doing my flight training at night. That way the sun isnt in your face the whole time when your concentrating on doing manuvers.


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User currently offlineHartsfieldboy From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 552 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2647 times:

I like the red-eye flights. It allows me to do more stuff when I arrive at my destination. Also, I love going to airports in the middle of the night. It's like a different mood in the air at that time that I can't explain.

User currently offlineBsergonomics From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2002, 462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2634 times:

Brains - no crying children? You probably weren't on the POP-MXP red eye on Sunday ... murder was nearly commited... I was in cattle class because the Rep messed up, I can never sleep sitting up and there's a kid 2 rows in front going mental as soon as the doors closed ...

Give me an evening flight with clear skies and a window seat ... in business class! Flying over London on approach to Heathrow is a truly spiritual experience!



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User currently offlineMr.BA From Singapore, joined Sep 2000, 3423 posts, RR: 22
Reply 5, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 2627 times:

Personally I woukld very much prefer an overnight flgiht too... I like the dark cabin, it's really.... how would you describe the atmosphere?


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User currently offlineTNboy From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 1131 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (12 years 3 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 2616 times:

Ah, the night flights - most of the crew asleep or gossiping in the galleys, no food or drink unless you go walkabout and look for it (even in J Class, thanks a lot NZ), a quick peep at the airmap to find that you are in mid-Pacific with 7 hours to go before sunrise, turbulence just starting, and likely to continue for 5 hours, and you've watched all the decent movies. Then the infants start crying, the insomniacs start doing their exercises in the aisles. It stays that way until the sun rises (if the people in the window seats remember to raise the blinds so you can see it, and you realise that your body may be about to start the descent, but your libido is half a world away in a totally different timezone.
Give me daytime flights, thanks, with the occasional evening where you can get some nice wine and a lazy meal before arrival!
Bill



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