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Have you ever considered taking a daytime transatlantic flight to Europe instead of a redeye? While over 95% of the transatlantic flights from the US to Europe are red eyes, primary due to the 6 hour time change, there are actually several daytime flights to London-Heathrow that you may want to consider if you’re trying to avoid jet lag.
Every time I’ve been to Europe, it takes me a couple of days to get over the jet lag, which doesn’t help that I can’t sleep on planes, which is why I think taking a daytime flight to Europe could be a good idea. You’re able to stay awake during the flight, land in the evening, go out for dinner and then when you’re tired head to bed.
This seems like a much better option to me, than taking a redeye, not being able to sleep, getting in super early the next morning and then having to stay up the whole day.
US gateway cities that offer daytime transatlantic flights to Europe include New York (JFK), Newark, Chicago (ORD), Washington-Dulles (IAD), and Boston. All these cities offer daytime service to London Heathrow.
Here’s a look at some airlines that offer daytime flights from the US to Europe:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) on Virgin Atlantic:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) on American Airlines:
New York (JFK) to London (LHR) on British Airways:
Washington Dulles (IAD) to London (LHR) on United:
I was able to find several daytime flights from the US to London-Heathrow, but am interested to know which other European cities offer daytime flights from the US? I’ve never taken a daytime flight to Europe, but am strongly considering this option on my text trip across the pond.
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Are you a fan of taking a daytime flight to Europe to avoid jet lag? Feel free to share your thoughts below.
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