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?).
Mal 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.
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
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.