Are red-eye flights the best or the worst? | The Tylt
A red-eye flight is one that departs in the evening and arrives at its destination the next morning–think L.A. to New York, or New York to Europe. By taking a red-eye, passengers don't waste a full day on travel. But in exchange, they also give up valuable sleep time. Some people love red-eye flights for their efficiency. Others dread the discomfort and inability to sleep. What do you think?
Are red-eye flights the best or the worst?
When you're taking a cross-country trip, there aren't many things that can bring you comfort. The solution? Spend the entirety of your journey passed out in your seat. After five hours of sleep, you'll arrive at your destination renewed and refreshed.
Plus, if you have trouble sleeping, just pop some Nyquil and you'll be good to go. Or better yet, treat yourself to the Comfort section of the plane, indulge in a glass of red wine after take off, and you will be sleeping soundly before you know it!
The last place anyone wants to fall asleep is on an airplane. Sure, the concept of a red-eye seems efficient, but in practice, you end up wasting the entire next day either asleep or dysfunctional.
You're better off admitting to yourself that flying at night is not feasible, rather than spending five or more hours unbelievably uncomfortable, afraid to turn on your reading light at the risk of bothering the people around you, and unable to get up to use the restroom. Red-eyes are quite possibly the worst form of travel you could pick.
Trouble sleeping on a plane? No problem at all. You now have hours of time to watch movies or simply contemplate the course of your life. Enjoy!
Don't trick yourself into thinking a red-eye will be worth it. As Map Happy puts it:
Unless you’re an 18-year-old, came from the opposite side of the world or are just flat out using drugs to power through the day, it won’t be enjoyable. You’re going to be exhausted. Caffeine is a temporary bandage at best. I can guarantee most of the day is going to be spent recuperating. You will lose that day just as much as you were going to lose it traveling to your destination.
Don't do it. Ever.