Red Eye Flight
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Schedule a Direct Flight
While this isn’t always possible, you should look for
the option anytime you need a red eye flight.
Accepting connecting flights means layovers and
switching planes. This is too much activity,
especially at a time when you would rather just
sleep through one long, straight flight.
Think about Seat Location
The best thing you can do for yourself is to pick a
window seat for your red eye flight. This is because
you’ll find it easier to get comfortable by leaning up
against the side with a pillow. Otherwise, you may
find it difficult to get to sleep. Curl up in the corner
and you’ll be fast asleep in no time.
Prepare for the Long Flight
This means dressing comfortably, so it will be easier to relax.
This is no time to worry about making good impressions,
especially since everyone else will be trying to sleep as well.
Also, consider bringing along your own blanket and pillow
to make sure you’re prepared for a good sleep. Some
people even bring along eye masks and ear plugs to keep
the atmosphere of the cabin from interfering with their rest.