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Old 06-05-2014, 09:41 AM
 
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Has anyone ever found a flight that leaves the US in the morning and arrives in Europe at night?

Returning is great as the planes usually leave between 11am and 2pm. By the time I get back home, it's around 6-10pm. I can goof off for an hour, then go to sleep.

I can't stand leaving the US at 8-10pm, having to sleep on the plane (which I find impossible), then landing at the crack of dawn and having to stay awake the whole day with jet lag.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:47 AM
 
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Most Major Cities / Hub airport normally have one flight a day that goes to One of the Major Hub/Gateway airport in England or EU in the morning.

The reason there is not alot of them, is they need to feed passengers from there domestic flight system into the international flights to fill the planes.

A flight departing at before noon US, Does not allow them to have many connecting passengers on it. So the Local Passenger need to be able to fill most of the plane for a early (Before noon) flight.
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Old 06-05-2014, 09:58 AM
 
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Has anyone ever found a flight that leaves the US in the morning and arrives in Europe at night?

Returning is great as the planes usually leave between 11am and 2pm. By the time I get back home, it's around 6-10pm. I can goof off for an hour, then go to sleep.

I can't stand leaving the US at 8-10pm, having to sleep on the plane (which I find impossible), then landing at the crack of dawn and having to stay awake the whole day with jet lag.
You can leave IAD at 9:30 in the morning and arrive at LHR at 10:00 pm.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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Most Major Cities / Hub airport normally have one flight a day that goes to One of the Major Hub/Gateway airport in England or EU in the morning.

The reason there is not alot of them, is they need to feed passengers from there domestic flight system into the international flights to fill the planes.

A flight departing at before noon US, Does not allow them to have many connecting passengers on it. So the Local Passenger need to be able to fill most of the plane for a early (Before noon) flight.
That makes perfect sense.
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Old 06-05-2014, 10:44 AM
 
Location: North West Northern Ireland.
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Has anyone ever found a flight that leaves the US in the morning and arrives in Europe at night?

Returning is great as the planes usually leave between 11am and 2pm. By the time I get back home, it's around 6-10pm. I can goof off for an hour, then go to sleep.

I can't stand leaving the US at 8-10pm, having to sleep on the plane (which I find impossible), then landing at the crack of dawn and having to stay awake the whole day with jet lag.
Its awful isn't it. My flight back leaves at 10 and gets in at 9.
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Old 06-05-2014, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Miami/ Washington DC
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The reason there is not alot of them, is they need to feed passengers from there domestic flight system into the international flights to fill the planes.
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This is a big reason, and the top reason. Arriving at 10pm in Europe limits connections in Europe. But also business travelers, the travelers who fill business class and first which usually make and break the profits prefer the over night flights as they don't waste a whole day flying.

New York, DC, Boston and I think Chicago and Philly have a few "day light" flights to Europe. Even some large airports to Europe like LA, SF, and Miami do not.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:41 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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Has anyone ever found a flight that leaves the US in the morning and arrives in Europe at night?
Yep, even did it once and thought it was fine. (EWR-LHR on British Airways). It pretty much has to leave the east coast early in the morning to arrive at one of the closer European cities (like London) before the flights stop for the night. I think Air France used to run a morning flight from NYC that got into Paris in the evening, but I'm not sure if they still run the flight.
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Old 06-05-2014, 11:53 PM
 
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The only early flight I've found is to London Heathrow. None to Frankfurt or Paris.
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Old 06-06-2014, 05:47 AM
 
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Years ago, the Concorde (Air France to Paris) used to fly out of JFK in the morning hours. But it was the only morning flight (as far I know) to Europe at that time.
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Old 06-06-2014, 07:25 AM
 
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The only early flight I've found is to London Heathrow. None to Frankfurt or Paris.
This was before the economic downturn (think 2007-08 timeframe). The flight departed JFK at about 07:00 and arrived at CDG between 21:00-21:30. They don't offer it anymore, but it will be interesting to see if it resumes if/when the economy fully recovers. It was an Air France flight.

When I did the flight into LHR in the mid 2000s, we departed Newark early in the morning, flew for about 6 1/2 hours and landed at roughly 8 PM London time. This was when BA still used T4. I recall that the immigration lines were pretty short at that time of the evening. I was staying at the airport Hilton, so I walked right to the hotel, had a drink at the bar, and then went to bed. I slept OK but not great, but when I woke up for my 'first day' in Europe, at least I didn't feel like a zombie all day.
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