For young nomads like ourselves, there aren’t many variables that will make us turn from an opportunity to travel, and if its cheaper? No questions asked!
Many are aware and understand the red eye flight, but for those that don’t, the red eye flight refers to when you leave at night and return in the morning from your destination. Typically taking off past 9PM and arriving 5-6AM.
Although these flight sounds miserable to many they are cheaper and allow you to take advantage of a full day. The red eye flight is primarily affiliated with Las Vegas, for many reasons, but there are multiple destinations that offer this type of travel.
For the traveler that intends on being out of town for the weekend and likes to be a little spontaneous, leave late Sunday night and arrive home early Monday morning. Ready for your work week, if you can run like that.
To us, this is worth every consequence, but there is one catch.
A catch we have run into before, but only once. There is the slight chance you catch a delay or full out cancelation, so plan accordingly. Give yourself some time before and after that acts as your safety net. You never know when that will come in handy!
If you consider yourself a great upright-sleeper, taking the overnight flight is something you should highly consider. Trading in your bed for an airline seat is a serious tradeoff, but there are great benefits, some would say, that might help when booking your next trip!
Below you can find ways to prepare yourself for the flight and the day you arrive. Tips that will help you be more well-rested and functional.
DON’T FEAR THE RED EYE!
REASONS TO TAKE THE RED EYE
1. The most incentivizing benefit: CHEAPER RATES
2. Less lines, less crowds: you may catch an empty seat and wont have to wait in security lines
3. Ability to take advantage of your day and SUNSET: the last day for anything you missed, you have the whole day to enjoy your destination. Last sunset and dinner, enjoy your last full day.
4. Less cancelations/less chance to lose your bag: statistics say..
5. Saving money on accommodations: skipping the extra night for a room fee
6. You dont lose a work day in transit: although this might be vacation time, this is the best way to maximize your work and vacation
TIPS ON HOW TO PREPARE
1. U-SHAPED PILLOW
if not a u-shaped pillow, bring along something to lean up against. A blanket or a layer you can bundle up.
2. CHOOSE THE RIGHT SEAT
if you tend to get up grab the aisle, but for the one that can wait till landing, obviously that window seat is best to bundle up a sweater against the side.
but not TOO MUCH. To get the best sleep you need to manage your intake so you are not interrupted to run to the bathroom in the middle of the night.
This has a different meaning for each flyer, but to generalize, the kit should include;
gum/your way of freshening up
and last but not least A WAY TO FRESHEN UP THE FACE, more for the ladies.
5. BOOK THE LATER FLIGHT
As this may seem misleading, the later the flight, there is a higher chance you will get better sleep.
6. SMALL BALANCED MEAL BEFORE