Member since 11 Sep 2012
Total posts 10
Virtually every trip I've made from Europe to Aus has been leaving Europe late at night and arriving early in the morning 2 days following, so I have my plan for that so I stay awake all day on landing and I find that really helps me combat jet-lag.
I'm flying soon with Qatar from Zurich leaving ZRH at 8am, flying via Doha with a 4hr layover then on to MEL arriving here at 6pm. I need to sleep that night and get to work the next morning. What do people suggest is a good strategy of when to sleep and eat on those type of flights. I don't want to sleep all day (Mel time) on the latter part of the flight and not be able to sleep when I get home.
I'm thinking as QR offer Dine-On-Demand I should try and sleep the first half of DOH-MEL and then eat and stay awake until landing?
Any tips much appreciated :-)
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Member since 04 Jul 2015
Total posts 21
I flew a similar route on QR last year - OSL > DOH > SYD, leaving OSL at 7:45am, then leaving DOH at 8:45pm. It's a tough one, as the flight leaving DOH is essentially a night flight, so you'll need to force yourself to stay awake for as much of the 14hrs as possible!
Member since 01 Mar 2011
Total posts 32
I’ve done the opposite EK 6am SYD DXB LHR in the evening same day. I stayed up all night before leaving,light breakffast in the lounge. Slept 8 hours after take off then awake til LHR. Few brisk laps at DXB helped. Only problem is you have a shorter first flight but could still work.
Member since 23 Oct 2015
Total posts 37
In those circumstances, I treat the first flight as the ”party flight”. Enjoy a full meal, watch a couple of movies and generally chill.
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