Sleeping on a flight

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  1. themouth1888

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    Bit of a random one...

    So sleeping on a a flight! Never managed it and it's a mystery to me how anyone can manage it. I'm alwyas thats one person wide awake on the overnight flights while your body is supposed to be getting back into your time zone.

    I'm away again today so it's more for coming home. Anyone got any tips for sleeping? interested to hear from anyone who couldn't sleep either, and tried something that worked really well.

    I will driving home from the Airport straight away so the get hammered idea is not an option!

    Edit: I suffer from restless leg so sleeping tablets not really an option as they make it a million times worse
     
  2. SUMMER TIME Gold Member Gold Member

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    You’re the pilot ffs.
     
  3. Pablo87 Here we go 10 in a row! Gold Member

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    No tablets and no drink, na mate your staying awake. :39:
     
  4. Luke Kelly Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    Tie yer legs together and take a sleeping pill
     
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    If upgrading your seat isn’t an option, then buy yourself a pillow, ear plugs, an eye mask, and a blanket.
     
  6. SUMMER TIME Gold Member Gold Member

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    Is he a pensioner?
     
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  7. Luke Kelly Gold Member Gold Member News Writer

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    Shut yer eyes and imagine the old * reading out the football scores on the bbc on a saturday.
     
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  8. TimFloyd Gold Member Gold Member

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    Turn the TV screen off and listen to podcasts.

    Oh and xanax with a whiskey and dash of more xanax

    2nd one not an option then I hope you like podcasts
     
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    Honestly I just find listening to the engine and the drone of it is enough to put me to sleep. There’s something strangely soothing about it
     
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    I have suffered from insomnia at various points of my life, but put me on a bus or a plane and I am usually out cold in a few minutes and drooling all over the poor * next to me.At least I usually know her!
     
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  11. PaulM1888 Gold Member Gold Member

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    Never slept on any mode of transport, pished or sober.

    I personally just grin and bear it.
     
  12. Paul67 Administrator Administrator

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    Sit next to a wummin and bitty yourself to sleep. Sorted.
     
  13. Big Mick Earth's Best Defender Gold Member

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    Whenever you're struggling to fall asleep you should try having a *.
     
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  14. Seán Mac D Gold Member Gold Member

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    Difficult if you've been allocated the window seat though.
     
  15. SUMMER TIME Gold Member Gold Member

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    Or if you have Tourette’s
     
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    Nah its not. You just need to try and spot a cloud that looks like a big pair of *.
     
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  18. SUMMER TIME Gold Member Gold Member

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    Stowaway fell from Heathrow plane and 'landed next to sunbather'
    The man dropped from a Kenya Airways plane at the end of a nine-hour flight from Nairobi, and police are trying to identify him.
    By Andy Hayes, news reporter

    Tuesday 2 July 2019 06:56, UK

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    Image:The man fell into a garden in Offerton Road, Clapham
    A stowaway fell from a plane's landing gear as it approached Heathrow Airport and was found dead in a garden after landing "one metre" from a sunbather.

    The man's body was found in Offerton Road in Clapham, south London on Sunday afternoon, police said.


    A neighbour said he heard a "whomp" and went to look out of an upstairs window.

    The body had "all of his clothes on and everything" but on closer inspection there was "blood all over the walls of the garden", he said.

    The body was "so intact" because it was "an ice block", the man added.


    He continued: "His head was not in a good way. I realised immediately that he had fallen.

    "So I went outside and it was just then the neighbour came out and he was very shaken.


    "He had been sunbathing and he landed one metre away from him."

    The man's friend told the Sun: "There were a few of us in the house at the time and it was lucky only one of us was in the garden.

    "Nobody would have survived being hit. The impact was horrific."

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    Image:The flight path of the Kenya Airways plane, shown by Flightradar
    The neighbour said a plane spotter who had been following the flight on an app from Clapham Common had seen the body fall.

    The spotter, who arrived at almost the same time as police, told officers it had been a Kenya Airways flight.

    Officers are trying to identify the man who fell from the plane.

    He dropped from the Boeing Dreamliner at the end of a nine-hour flight from Nairobi. The jet was at about 3,500ft (1,067m) when it passed over the garden

    A bag, water and food were found in the compartment containing the plane's landing gear.

    A post-mortem examination will be carried out, but the death is "not being treated as suspicious", Met Police added.

    The body was removed at about 8.30pm and the clean-up team returned on Monday morning, the neighbour said.

    Image:The plane was on its approach to Heathrow
    In a statement, officers said "police believe the man was a stowaway and had fallen from the landing gear of an inbound Kenya Airways flight to Heathrow Airport".

    Officers will be liaising "with the airline and international authorities".

    Although a rare occurrence, it has happened before.

    In September 2012, a 30-year-old man from Mozambique, Jose Matada, died after falling from the undercarriage of a flight approaching Heathrow from Angola.

    He is believed to have survived freezing temperatures of up to -60C (-76F) for most of the 12-hour flight, an inquest heard.

    But by the time he hit the ground he was "dead or nearly dead".

    In 2015, the body of a man landed on a shop in Richmond, southwest London, after travelling in the undercarriage of a plane from Johannesburg.
     
  20. jake10

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    Eat some hash, I can never sleep on flights, Brazil, Cuba being recent examples but hash helps me relax and enjoy some of the flight