We all know red-eye flights suck, but sometimes they are a necessary evil. When I consider what is a red-eye flight I typically think of a transcontinental flight from the west coast to the east coast. Those are ok, because I can generally get into an internationally configured plane, but with red-eye flight from say, Las Vegas, to the east coast, you are looking at domestic First Class. That means recliner seats. So it is important to select your seat wisely. Here’s my choice:
I typically choose the last row for a few reasons. First, row 1 has light that comes from the galley. Sure it typically gets served drinks first, but I’m interested in sleep. Second, the last row enables you to recline right from the start. Lastly, selecting a window seat removes the chance your seat make will get up mid flight for a bathroom break thereby further interrupting your sleep.
By selecting the last row window seat I’m able to go to sleep and stay asleep. As soon as I hit the seat I put on my neck pillow, eye shades and hit the recline button.
Selecting the right seat on a red-eye makes the red-eye flight a little more tolerable.
What seat to you select on a red-eye flight?