Sky beds and bumps

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Hi all - hope everyone is well!

A quick, easy and probably somewhat trivial question - if you're lucky enough to be travelling J class international, and have access to a nice flat bed, what happens if you're fast asleep and the flight encounters moderate-severe turbulence?

Do FAs wake you up to return seat to normal, or are you 'strapped' in while horizontal (hey, no innuendo, thanks!) and left undisturbed?

Or do you simply not get turbulence and any other of those type of pesky inconveniences in J and above?!

Told you it was a trivial question, but an interesting one nonetheless!

Thanks,

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You are advised to keep your seatbelt fastened at all times, even when sleeping. And you are advised to fasten the seatbelt over the outside of the blanket so the flight attendants can see that it is fastened and don't need to wake you if the captain turns on the fasten seatbelt sign at any time while you are asleep.
 

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newflyer said:
...and have access to a nice flat bed, what happens if you're fast asleep and the flight encounters moderate-severe turbulence?
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You make these skybeds sound like nice proper beds. They are not even close. I believe sky beds are way over rated. The best I can ever get is a couple of hours of uncomfortable sleep. No - they are not flat. Yes - they are narrow. And if you are tall, you will find them not long enough.

If the flight encounteres moderate-severe turbulence, you will likely wake up very quickly - as I doubt you can sleep on a just comfortable/just uncomfortable somewhat flat chair when there is turbulence.
 

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I didn't like Skybeds the first time I flew in them. In fact, I hated them.

Now, I quite like them. I would pick them over BA beds anyday.
 

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I'm a skybed fan. Thought I liked the BA beds better and it is very close but have been having fantastic sleeps on Skybeds. I like being flat on the BA product but always end up sleeping well but with a sore back. They are very different but both very good IMHO.

I find the standard power plug for laptops etc to be the real discriminator though for the Skybeds. Who cares what happens to the AVOD when you have your own DVDs to watch.
 

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Give me the skybed over the BA lovers lounge any day - I just can quite get the face to face seating (of course depends who is opposite - but usually 30 years older and showing the effects of gravity:D ).

I slept on the QF Sky bed from LA to Bris, a tablet of melatonin helps, but it was a good trip. Belt over blanket is a good idea - although I usually have it very loose.
 

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Wow, as usual, a terrific response, and question answered.

Just to make it clear, there is absolutely no chance I'll be getting the opportunity to find an answer out for myself in the near future.

I've got to fly Cbr-Per on Sunday in Economy, and even the thought of that is giving me the willies! Lucky it's the 7pm flight - plenty of time at the QP beforehand.

Cheers!

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one9 said:
You make these skybeds sound like nice proper beds. They are not even close. I believe sky beds are way over rated. The best I can ever get is a couple of hours of uncomfortable sleep. No - they are not flat. Yes - they are narrow. And if you are tall, you will find them not long enough.
You are so right. Sleeping in a real bed sure beats anything they can offer on an aircraft. :D
 

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for me it seems to be about the direction i am travelling in. i do heaps of travel to the states. when travelling east bound i stay away until about the last 7-6 hrs of the flight then sleep till aobut 40 mins to go. i always, always skip breakkie.

when flying west i usually eat dinner, have a few drinks, take half a stillnox and then sleep for about 10 hours on the way to australia.

i love the sky beds. a mate just went to oslo on singapore and klm. he got dud/old business class seats, no beds. you can complain all you want about bumps, and skybeds ... it beats the cough out of sitting up any day.
 
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bigjobs said:
when flying west i usually eat dinner, have a few drinks, take half a stillnox and then sleep for about 10 hours on the way to australia.
Note to self: remember to pack Stilnox in hand luggage :D - its great stuff!
 

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duffshot said:
Red wine helps too
I ma not big into red wine. But must admit that I pollished off a few galsses of the Noble One yesterday :cool:. And The Glenlivit 18yo on offer also went down well. So the Stilnox remains in my carry-on bag for another flight.
 
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