Am travelling in First MEL to LHR on QF9 soon and wondering when to sleep, when to eat.

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Josan55

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Am travelling in First MEL to LHR on QF9 soon and wondering when to sleep, when to eat. Anyone done this flt since the new schedule with advice would be appreciated

TheRealBabushka

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With the new schedule, I would take a dose of melatonin then eat well in the lounge. Change into pyjamas just before boarding, order a night cap or herbal tea upon boarding and sleep the moment the cabin crew can make my bed. Rise for breakfast on board and shower in the DXB lounge (I don't think you'll have time to have both a shower and breakfast in the lounge... I fear there may be a queue for the showers. I would then lounge the rest of the flight to LHR with a good book and endless cups of tea with the morning tea offerings.  

watson374

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Agreed. This method ties in beautifully with the night departure and afternoon arrival.

MBarnes

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Impressive TRB! Does melatonin really work?

watson374

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I would substitute melatonin for whatever knocks you out. For me, on a night departure like QF9 I don't need anything to fall asleep in short order (even in Economy!), but the OP might prefer a glass of champagne or a cup of chamomile as a nightcap, for instance.

Whatever works.

TheRealBabushka

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It does for me. But you need to get it from the States. The thing called melatonin that you find in Australian pharmacies are just the homeopathic options. They're not really melatonin. 

MBarnes

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That's what I'd heard. Going MEL-KUL next weekend at 0240 hence my interest

paulkaz

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As an aside melatonin can be prescribed by australian doctors under the name circadin. Rare side effects can be a degree of anxiety. Enjoy your trip. 

deany83

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Melatonin (I get mine from iherb.com) is great.

I found departing on QF9 sleeping about 3 hours into the flight worked well for me with a few little naps along the way. The schedule works great.

the downside is that I didn't get to shower in Dubai as the line was too long.

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