Friday, December 7, 2012

Fly Overnight and Wake Up Refreshed

It is not a surprise that when discussing travel plans, people that have a red eye in their itinerary usually aren't thrilled about the situation. In fact, it will most likely receive a groan from anyone that hears about your upcoming departure. This is because travelers that have actually struggled to get comfortable in the small and uncomfortable seats during a red eye flight know that sleep will be interrupted and restless. When you arrive at your destination you will likely have a stiff neck and achy joints. For travelers that are constantly heading overseas for business this lack of rest can make or break important meetings and transactions. So airlines are taking on this issue head on. Who wouldn't pay a bit more for the actual ability to lay down and get real sleep? WhatAHotel! can help you find a pristine place to stay once you arrive at your destination, but getting there should be enjoyable too. Check our the airlines that are leading the way in travel and the ones that are still in the development stage.

American Airlines is busy selling something that they are currently not even able to provide. They are busy working with designers to figure out the perfect way to situate said seats and still provide safety and security. Although American seems to still be in the planning stage, many other airlines are selling out of thier horizontal sleep seats. Delta is half-way through upgrading to these seats and hopes to complete the project by the middle of 2014. United is the largest airline by miles traveled and also has the most horizontal sleep seats of any other airline. Several airlines, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, Emirates, Cathay Pacific, LAN and Air New Zealand, promote that although they do not have thier entire fleet of planes upgraded, the ones that travel the long distance from their home coast to the US are fully loaded. Some airlines that cater to the high end traveler like British Airways, Virgin, Swiss and Abu Dhabi's Etihad Airways, have put the full flat beds in their business class section. Virgin is even far enough ahead that they are on the second generation of flat beds incorporating design similar to the famous Herman Miller "Aeron" chair.

If you are planning an overseas flight in the future or regulary rack up your frequent flier miles that happen to take you to the skies overnight, you might want to do a bit of research on what airlines are available with flat bed seating. You may have to pay a bit more, but it might be worth it when you wake upon arrival actually rested and ready for the day. Let's just hope that as the industry's horizontal bed becomes more prevelant that the price might become less expensive. Plan your overseas trip with sleep and let WhatAHotel! book your stay at one of the Best Hotels and get ready to have an idyllic trip.



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