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Day or night flight?

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Day or night flight?

We will be visiting London this summer and have a chance to take either a day flight or an overnight flight from Toronto.

The day flight has us arriving on a Friday night at Heathrow at approx 9pm.

The overnight we have options but arrive Saturday anywhere between 8 am and 10am.

My thought is arriving at night would help combat some of the jet lag that comes with the overnight flight. Good chance we are excited and get little to no sleep on the way over and end up being awake for 40 or so straight hours. Not the greatest start to the trip. Has anybody experienced this dilemma?

Thank you in advance.

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21. Re: Day or night flight?

We have flown, arriving at most hours.

We have chosen the early afternoon arrival, from SFO, USA, as our favorite. That gives us time for a good shower, and an early dinner, and all is wonderful.



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22. Re: Day or night flight?

One way to combat jet lag is to set your clocks to the destination time before you leave. That way you are partly acclimatised before you set off.

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23. Re: Day or night flight?

It looks like the hotel offers an online check-in. Does anybody have any experience with this as it looks like it will help if arriving late friday night.

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