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View Poll Results: Which do you prefer - Day or Night flights?
Day flight 13 61.90%
Night flight 8 38.10%
Voters: 21. You may not vote on this poll

 
 
Old 12-11-2011, 04:44 PM
 
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> If long flight overseas I'll take night every time

With many destinations (Europe for example) you just don't have a choice, virtually all flights leave the US in the evening and return midday.

> I prefer red eyes, when available

Excellent, leaves the daytime flights for me!
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:12 PM
 
Location: Trumbull/Danbury
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Night easily. Unless the pilots announce over the PA system you ain't gonna be able to tell where you are anyways, unless you brought aboard a GPS with you.

At night there's less people on the plane (generally), so I have an easier chance to stretch across a couple seats. Also, the airports are less crowded (generally) at night, so my flight has a greater chance of leaving and arriving on time.
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:22 PM
 
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Depends where going. If long flight overseas I'll take night every time, that way your sleep schedule is aligned better and you don't really miss a precious day, leave at night arrive in the morning.
If you are one of the fortunate ones who don't sleep fitfully during a flight, that is. Otherwise, you are as good as a zombie the next morning
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Old 12-12-2011, 11:27 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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Night easily. Unless the pilots announce over the PA system you ain't gonna be able to tell where you are anyways, unless you brought aboard a GPS with you.

At night there's less people on the plane (generally), so I have an easier chance to stretch across a couple seats. Also, the airports are less crowded (generally) at night, so my flight has a greater chance of leaving and arriving on time.
Hmmm .... Maybe I should consider night flights for the longer commutes then ...
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Old 12-13-2011, 11:58 AM
 
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Day flights because I can't sleep on a plane because other people don't want to sleep on night flights.
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:09 PM
 
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Day BUT if the price is really cheap then at night.
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Old 12-15-2011, 09:08 PM
 
Location: Way up north :-)
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As a previous poster said, you don't have a lot of choice on long-hauls. Trans-U.S., I prefer morning so as to get it out of the way and enjoy what the fabulous country has to offer.
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Old 12-16-2011, 05:15 AM
 
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On long haul flights, I don't care, because being a big sleeper, when I land after having at best slumbered in a narrow and upright airplane seat with nowhere to put my legs, whatever the time of my arrival, I head straight to bed!
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Old 12-17-2011, 02:39 AM
 
Location: The western periphery of Terra Australis
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I try to choose flights at reasonable times of day if I can (not too early in the morning or late at night) unless the saving is significant or I have no other choice. I'd rather spent on a hotel rather than feeling sleepy.

When flying to LA I left Perth at 5am, arrived at Sydney at 11am, and arrived in LA at 9am on the same day. I didn't sleep that night and the flight was nearly 20 hours including the very short transit time in Sydney. I'd originally planned to come back from NY to Perth - 30 hours in total - but extended my stay in the US. I know I wouldn't be a happy camper after 30 hours, in which case 'night and day' becomes irrelevant. Wouldn't be an issue if I had a retractable bed on the plane. On the normal plane seats I can't get more than 20 minutes sleep without the help of some sleeping aid. I need one of those neck cushions or I get a sore neck.
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Old 12-17-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: We_tside PNW (Columbia Gorge) / CO / SA TX / Thailand
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I do everything I can, in the dark, to allow daylilght for those things that can't be done in the dark. Airplanes, cars, trains, buses have lights, I prefer to use them.

I'm a farm kid / compulsive night shift worker. I can do without sleep much better than having to 'burn-daylight' sitting in an airport (or office for that matter). School should be at night so kids can work on the farm all day ! (Guess that is why I homeschooled, and my kids left home ALMOST as early as I did (as a kid). They actually stayed around 3+ yrs longer than I would have.

yes, nights = less people on flights and FAR FEWER bosses and other type AAA people who make travel / life miserable. . Plus, I can definitely sleep on a plane. In USA (short flights), gate-to-gate. Long hauls (Asia) I walk a lot while in Airports, and every few hours on the plane. Otherwise I read and sleep. (and drink water)
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