slcdeltarumd11
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Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:16 am

What do you think is better from a return from say San Fransisco/ LAX to Newark, a redeye night flight or a daytime flight. Is it worth the upgrade to first class on a A320? Many people say they prefer coach on the redeys because you can spread out and sleep better. Plus i have heard that united serves little to nothing on the flight as everyone sleeps even in first. Any oppinions greatly appreciated.

Thanks in advance
 
sebwhite
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:25 am

I take the United red-eye at least 2x/month SFO/LAX-BOS. I hate it; the flight is too short to sleep and the light from the televisions doesn't help, either! Every time I take the red-eye it's packed.

If I have the time to kill a whole day travelling eastbound, I'll take the daytime flight.

[Edited 2004-01-28 22:27:22]
 
NIKV69
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 6:29 am

Wish I could help you more, my redeye's have been only MD-11's and 767's , the MD-11 was good, the 767 was uncomfortable. I would say any first class upgrade would be better because you get a much bigger seat that reclines all the way and you can sleep like a baby, any coach seat unless maybe a bulkhead seat is not very comfortable. Have only flown VARIG's redeye's so I would suggest a little more research. If you could possobly go to JFK instead of Newark you may have better options.. I prefer to fly at night.
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slcdeltarumd11
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:34 am

Anyone know what UA serves on redeyes in first as a snack??
 
scottysair
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 10:46 am

I was flew on the daytime flight is always in/out of PHX flight and everything went well for us. I didn't not take with redeye overnight.
 
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 11:37 am

are there people who do not sleep on redeyes? What services are offered for these people?
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KingGeo3
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:31 pm

Having just flown the redeye SFO-PIT last night, I think it would be safe to say that everyone was sleeping within 45 minutes of takeoff. I had an entire exit row (row 10 chosen thanks to the helpful check-in agent) to myself on a US A320 and I was able to stetch out and sleep the entire time. A drink service was offered to the people awake about 30 minutes into the flight but that was all.

Have a great flight.

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clrd2go
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 12:56 pm

Many years ago a manager I had loved the red eye flights. His job had him
flying between SFO EWR and SFO-BOS frequently. He'd work a full day
in the Bay Area, hop a red eye, sleep on the plane..do what business he
had to do..and fly back to SFO later that night.

I can't sleep on a plane..so, I prefer the daytime flights.


jim
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NIKV69
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:14 pm

I sleep suprisingly easy on overnight flights, if you can't sleep you are not going to find much. after the FAs serve any late meal or snack the lights go out and that's it. That's it, close your eyes and get some shuteye!!
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DeltaRampPIT
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Thu Jan 29, 2004 1:26 pm

Hello! I love the red eye filghts for a few reasons. First, a day is not totally lost and second, it is usually a "low key" operation. My last red eye was LAX-ORD and it is usually seamless! In July 2002 I flew First on United 767 from LAX-ORD and recieved a large meal with all the extras. In Aug of 2003 I sat First on United 757, same routing and got zippo! That segment was horrible as the first class seats in this specific 57 were terrible. Could not get comfortable!

Good day!!
 
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Fri Jan 30, 2004 2:33 am

I've flown several red-eyes from LAX, SAN and SFO to ATL, some with stops in DFW, on DL. Aircraft have been a mix - 737, 757, 767. All have been coach. Comfort has a lot of factors - seat location, pax load, middle seat empty, etc. I'm pretty big (6'-3", 240) so almost any coach seat is uncomfortable. If you can get an exit row seat, that makes it a little better on legroom.

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Spark
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:37 pm

The Red-Eye/All day is a big delima for West Coast flyers, because we either have a choice. Leave in the late at night, and arrive early in the morning, or leave very early in the morning, and take all day flying.

I haven't a lot of positive experiences with the Red-Eye flights. Both were Northworst. One was a real late flight to Minnesota, connecting to Appleton. I arrived in Wisconsin early the next morning, but I slept the whole day. (Flight sucked).
The other was to Detroit on a 320, connecting to Providence on a 319. It was a better flight, but I didn't get any sleep on the flight. I watched a nice sunset though. I also made it through the day, including a game at Fenway Park, and dinner in the South End. I was a wee bit grumpy on the ride back to Rhode Island.
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NIKV69
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Fri Jan 30, 2004 12:39 pm

Well there is your problem right there, try AA's redeye's I hear they are good..
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MSPMAN
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:19 pm

I don't fly NW for redeyes, because I haven't been able to sleep on their flights. I've had good experiences with QF, and AZ.
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:30 pm

I flew LAX-CLT on a US A321 last week in Y and slept like a baby. I can usually never sleep on red-eye flights but I was out like a light. The seat was very comfortable and there was no one in the middle seat. Spend the 12 dollars and get one of those travel pillows. Some of the best money I've ever spent!!
 
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RE: Redeye Vs Daytime Flights

Fri Jan 30, 2004 1:41 pm

In college I would fly home to Fairbanks Alaska (FAI) on my Christmas breaks and usually in the summer as well. My return from Fairbanks to Phoenix would always involve Alaska's 100am departure from FAI to SEA. I was always in coach. I'm one of those people that cannot sleep on a plane unless they are dead tired, so I was always up with my light on reading. The flight attendants would always stop by and offer me a drink or peanuts several times and always have time to chat for a few minutes. I was usually the only one in coach awake. I remember when I first started flying FAI-PHX back in 1994 that there used to be a light snack... a meat and cheese plate if I remember right. Not much, but just enough.

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