The redeye flight is one of the few experiences in life that
couldn’t be more appropriately named. I take these flights with such hope and
promise of getting a head start on the day, only to land with eyes that do in
fact match the color of my flamed hued locks. Whether you are a business
traveler or just someone who wants to arrive in New York by morning, surviving
a redeye can be easier said than done. While we all can’t cough up the price of
a first class ticket for redeye luxuries, those of us in the back of the bus
can still avoid the red eyes come touchdown by abiding by this redeye survival
Avoid caffeine on the
day of your redeye: When I took a redeye from Denver to New York, I tried
to scale back on my caffeine intake on that day. With a flight set to leave at
1 a.m., the day leading up to the flight was spent without coffee. While it can
be a challenge to function without a few shots of espresso, you will be glad
you resisted when you can sleep in the most uncomfortable of seats, as you
don’t have caffeine still in your system. If you have trouble sleeping on
airplanes, limiting your caffeine intake the day before a redeye might actual
make a difference when you try to get some rest on that six hour night flight.
Wear comfortable clothing:
You might have to go straight to a business meeting after you touchdown,
but you certainly have a moment to change. Being uncomfortable on a redeye
flight can also play a role in how much rest you can get onboard. I always wear
stretchy fabrics and yoga pants on redeyes to have some semblance of the
comfort of pajamas on the flight.
Book a Window Seat:
Many travelers classify themselves as either window or aisle people. I have yet
to meet someone that loves a nice and crowded middle seat. Your best chances
for resting on a redeye come by booking a window seat. On a redeye recently, I
was that unfortunate soul trapped in the middle seat. Unless you can sleep
through anything, you will have trouble sleeping in a middle or aisle seat. The
window is your best bet on a redeye as you can lean a pillow up against the
side of the plane rather than against that snoozing stranger next to you.
Pack a toiletry kit
to freshen up: I am always amazed on redeye flights when my seatmates don’t
go to the bathroom to freshen up before landing. A good brush of the teeth or
pat of the face with moisturizers can help you feel refreshed while getting off
of your redeye.
Avoid inflight salty
snacks: On a recent redeye flight, the airline promptly came around with
the saltiest of snacks. I watched as countless fliers grabbed bags of chips for
the long flight ahead. While it’s hard for this girl to turn down a salty
snack, I always do on redeyes. Those bags of chips and pretzels only make me
feel more dehydrated and less ready to take on my destination when I land. Eat
a good meal before you come to the airport for your flight and you shouldn’t
need those salty snacks.
Set your watch or
other device to your destination’s time: If you know what time it is at
your destination, you will quickly start to get on that time zone. Many of us
know what time we arrive, but up in the air we quickly forget just what time
zone we are on in-flight. Right when I get on the plane, I
try to get used to my destination’s time. If I wake up and take a look at the
time, I know I have a few more precious moments of sleep. When I don’t do this,
I often keep waking up thinking we must be landing soon. This practice will
only make those red eyes redder.
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