Thank you for all the tips you guys! I'll be sure to remember this the next time I travel to Asia.
I think it might be a problem that the flights I've taken to Asia usually leave Europe early (around noon) and then arrive in Asia 6-7 a.m. local time the next day. Thus, I find it difficult to sleep on the plane since my body still believes that it is daytime. Upon arriving in Asia (I've used Singapore as transit point on all my trips so far), the local time is morning, but my body now thinks that it is evening and time to sleep. During the transit in Singapore I feel extremely tired, but when evening comes and we have arrived in Manila, I suddenly feel "awake" again and getting any shut-eye the first couple of nights is very hard for me (obviuosly because my body still "thinks" it is day-time).
Going back has always involved a pure red-eye flight (leaving Singapore around midnight), and on these flights I have been able to sleep since it feels "right" to sleep soon after the plane departs. I think I will investigate if I can book a flight leaving Europe in the evening next time I go to Asia. Problem is that I prefer to fly SQ
, and most of their departures are in the early parts of the day (unless going through LHR
, but I would avoid this airport at all costs if I can).
Business class or first class would be an option, but since I am not made of money, the only way I could fly J would be if I use mileage for an upgrade. I am considering doing this next time I travel to Asia as long as I have enough points of course.
Again, thanks for all the advice!