Sleeping/Eating Times- Europe to Melbourne on Qatar in Business

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kdewsnap

QF

Member since 11 Sep 2012

Total posts 10

Hi all,


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 :-)

adygry

Virgin Australia - Velocity Rewards

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!


My strategy was this: breakfast on the first leg, then sleep as much as I could. I took a shower in DOH, set my watch to Sydney time (not sure if this did anything but got me in the mindset) and got on the next flight as if it were breakfast again. Had a snooze (it was inevitable!), then forced myself to stay awake for the rest of the flight (no lying flat to watch movies). I had lunch once I woke up, then had dinner before landing into Sydney 6:55pm.

paulkaz

Member since 01 Mar 2011

Total posts 30

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.

Ricardo

SQ

Member since 23 Oct 2015

Total posts 36

Hi all,


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 :-)


In those circumstances, I treat the first flight as the ”party flight”. Enjoy a full meal, watch a couple of movies and generally chill.


Then do the lay-over, get onboard, have a snack (if hungry) and sleep for (minimum) 5 hours. By the time you get to YMML, you are relaxed, have had a (decent enough) nights rest and you’re good for bed. A nice night’s sleep and you’re good to go.

Don’t overthink it, rather, enjoy it!

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