Stadoobie,Stadoobie said:I have a red-eye coming up soon, PER > CBR departing 0:10 on a Fri morning.
Having never been on an Australian red-eye before, I was wondering how booked out these tend to be (are there many vacant seats in economy?).
The Melbourne one in my experience is the worst. Arrival just after 5 am, short flight time (just over three hours). The Brisbane one does get you more sleepMal said:The red-eyes are tough on you. I've done them twice back to Brisbane from Perth, and feel it .
The issue is that you leave around midnight and arrive at around 6:00am. After the dinner service and other kerfuffle, that leaves very little time for sleep.
Actually I find the AKL one to be the worst despite the longer flight time. The problem being flight leaves PER significantly earlier than the east coast redeyes, thus unable to sleep until well into the flight. Then get woken up for breakfast mid tasman.oz_mark said:The Melbourne one in my experience is the worst. Arrival just after 5 am, short flight time (just over three hours). The Brisbane one does get you more sleep
Yes we certainly have this problem to deal with at work. People coming over at short notice are finding themselves booked at hotels in Mandurah, for example.SeatBackForward said:Perth is boom town, getting anything into, out of, and whilst there is tough. I was in a situation last year where not a single hotel room in Perth was available for a week, the closes room was in Bunbury, and this was searching almost a fortnight before I needed to be there!
I do this all the time when on a red-eye, and I am usually asleep before push-back and need to be woken upon landing.Stadoobie said:I would like to thank everyone for their contributions / opinions ... I have learnt :
3: Dont arrive at the QP 4hrs beforehand and get drunk.