readytotaxi From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2006, 3338 posts, RR: 2 Posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2993 times:
A question to crew about routine pls.
When flying an overnight E to W on a 10hr+ how do you deal with the morning arrival in terms of personal space?
Do you carry on and fight the body clock and go to bed later that day or check into the company hotel and go to straight to bed?
Example, the BA55 LHR-JNB departs 17:50 arrives 0640, would you grab a few hours straight away?
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wilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 9103 posts, RR: 76
Reply 4, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
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Quoting readytotaxi (Thread starter): Example, the BA55 LHR-JNB departs 17:50 arrives 0640, would you grab a few hours straight away?
Experience is King.
Oh for sure... Usually I just take a couple of hours. 3-4 max. Gives me enough energy to survive the day.
If I don't sleep I am in ZOMBIE mode. NOt knowing what I am doing and just walking through the city like a zombie
On westbound flights I try to stay awake as long as possible.
Good thing is that we have a nice break during flight where I can sleep properly and get back some energy.
safetyDemo From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 310 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 2532 times:
I mostly do domestic trans-cons when speaking of changing timezones - but I always try and stay on my normal schedule for eating/sleeping. This typically means I get up around 5 or 6am west coast time the morning after arriving. This has the added benefit of allowing me to take a nap before a late evening red-eye departure. Then when I get back to the east coast I typically only allow myself a few hours of sleep (not past noon) so I can fall asleep again that same night at a "Regular" time.
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