We’ve all been there – stuck on a red-eye flight home after a long series of meetings. If you’re a seasoned traveler, you already know that it’s entirely possible to actually sleep, even in coach seating. It’s not great sleep, but it’s possible, nonetheless. For those who don’t know, here’s a helpful series of illustrations showing the various positions one can use to get some shut-eye on the red-eye.
For starters, there’s The Standard. As the name implies, this is the normal way to sleep on an airplane – sitting upright in your own seat. Nothing fancy, it gets the job done.
Also popular is The Detention. Though this one can get uncomfortable if the person in front of you decides to recline, it’s also a very common way to sleep on an airplane.
The Bridge is one that we see quite often, as well. If you plan to use The Bridge to sleep on an airplane, it’s best to let it happen naturally, as opposed to attempting to discuss in advance.
While rare, you might also get the chance to do The Limbo, though not many flights today accommodate this position, since it requires a number of empty seats. The Limbo is arguably one of the most comfortable ways to sleep on an airplane, if you can swing it.
Of course, these are only a few of the various positions you can use to get some sleep on an airplane. Leave a comment below to tell us your best tips on how to get some shut-eye on the red-eye.
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