Member since 09 Aug 2015
Total posts 12
Yes I know that's a lot of aircraft to choose between but if I am doing an overnight flight and wanted to really get a good sleep, which aircraft should I be preferencing if I have the chance?
Member since 20 Nov 2015
Total posts 41
The A350 is definitely the quietest of these, there's so much less ambient cabin noise and I find that makes a big difference for me when it comes to sleeping. I don't use those rubber noise-protecting earbuds though, never liked the feel of them, so if you use those then cabin noise could be less of an issue.
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Member since 18 Feb 2018
Total posts 37
With what airline and class? The product will vary between each and every airline no matter sort of plane you choose.
Member since 31 Mar 2014
Total posts 240
What cabin? What airline?
Sorry, it would be business class. I'm flexible on the airline, it's just that having to step off a 'red-eye' flight and pretty much go straight to work means I really need to make sure I get a good sleep. I appreciate that each airline has a different business class seat but this was more a top-level aircraft question which I can factor into my decision. Thanks everyone!
Member since 09 Mar 2015
Total posts 15
I've flown Cathay Pacific's A350 and B777 to HKG and I can tell you that the A350 is so much quieter! I also felt a lot better on arrival, as the A350 has a lower 'effective altitude' in the cabin that's more like 6,000ft above sea level compared to the B777's 8,000 feet, this is similar to the B787 and it means there's less overall fatigue. The A350 also has higher humidity levels in the cabin and that also meant I felt better because on other flights my skin and throat tend to get dry. So even with the same business class seat, well okay the CX A350 one is better than the older B777 design, there's a big difference. My schedule means I do a lot of overnight flights to and from HKG so sleep is vital to me and I would now always choose the A350.
Member since 14 Jun 2013
Total posts 109
Member since 03 Nov 2015
Total posts 11
Adding to AsiaBizTraveller's suggestion of an eye mask, I use one of the CX ones from their first class amenity kit, it's very comfortable, and I have a calming sleep-inducing pillow spray which I use at the hotel to help me sleep, so I spritz just a little of this onto the bottom of the mask near where my nose will be. It all helps!
Member since 24 Oct 2010
Total posts 1,011
I'm loving the practical advice here – thanks to everyone for sharing your insights! – and don't honestly have much to add, except that I'd endorse the Airbus A350 as being the best of this bunch when it comes to passenger comfort and thus helping you sleep.
Member since 10 Oct 2013
Total posts 80
i dont fly as much as some - and am a bad sleeper on any flight (my other half is often asleep before take off - god knows how!) - but like Anna80 i too use sleep pillow spray (emirates) and the sleep oil which seems to work for me (as well as a glass of something with eye shade and ear plugs) - all noise on the plane is annoying for me so its with these extras i tend to have to cope
Member since 09 Mar 2016
Total posts 9
A350. No contest. Very quiet in the pointy end. Great aircraft which leaves every other wide body in the exhaust of its RR Trents.
Member since 16 Nov 2011
Total posts 53
Disagree with that. To me A350 noticeably quieter.
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