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(Some Guy)   Getting the early morning flight does matter, according to some chipper person who can get the Fark out of my face until I've had some coffee   (thepointsguy.com) divider line
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255 clicks; posted to Discussion » on 14 Aug 2022 at 1:35 AM (6 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-08-13 9:53:56 PM  
Ah, the 5 AM freakshow of earlybird business travelers. I love how they're pacing around, talking rapidly on their phones...but, to whom? Holy christ, are you bugging the shiat out of your assistant at 5 AM? What the hell's wrong with you, psycho?
 
2022-08-14 6:10:59 AM  
As a nocturnal person, early morning flights are perfect. I get to the airport at dark-thirty in the morning and get on the plane just in time to drowse off.
 
2022-08-14 8:15:32 AM  
I'm taking an early flight later this week so I'm getting a kick, etc.
 
2022-08-14 9:10:07 AM  
oh early flights.  Get to the airport as security is opening, no line, sit down, plenty of time to organize the flight book, or the flight Switch.  Downside is that duty free is rarely open that early, so half the joy of flying internationally is out.
 
2022-08-14 9:28:26 AM  
It's not for everyone, but TFA isn't wrong. When I traveled quite a bit on the east coast, I gave up taking late afternoon and evening flights because of the frequent delays and cancellations, especially in the summer when one batch of thunderstorms can take out up to seven major airports between DC and NYC.

/Now that most of my travel is APAC-related I have to take what I can get, even if it involves a 2am flight to Guam and/or a seven hour layover at Narita.
 
2022-08-14 9:31:48 AM  
Get to the airport just before the morning rush (EWR or JFK). Smaller crowds. Grab a bite. On plane. Asleep immediately. Sometimes wake up just as we are coming in for a landing. Done this to Cancun, Punta Cana, London. Arrival much less crowded, especially Cancun and Punta Cana, where we have been multiple times. And you still have most of the day ahead.
 
2022-08-14 12:12:37 PM  
wifey and i always take the earliest flight available.   waaaay fewer hassles.

'bUt i hAtE gEtTinG uP eArlY!'   fine, hang out in the airport for seven hours because of cascading delays.
 
2022-08-14 1:24:09 PM  
I'm a fan of the red-eyes and 0-dark-30 flights, simply to avoid the crowds. Often the plane is half empty too. YMMV
 
2022-08-14 3:02:21 PM  

psychosis_inducing: As a nocturnal person, early morning flights are perfect. I get to the airport at dark-thirty in the morning and get on the plane just in time to drowse off.


Samesies. There's been a few times where I have managed to fall asleep before takeoff and been woken up by the flight crew after everybody else has disembarked and they need me out of the way to clean the cabin. Never even saw whoever might have sat next to me.
 
2022-08-14 3:09:29 PM  
I still feel like the best solution is to get rich and powerful and tell everyone they have to fly to me.
 
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