Over-DAY trip to LHR from ORD

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  1. brodyf

    brodyf Gold Member

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    Next month I'm booked on the 763 AA flt #90 ORD to LHR, then on to ZRH the next morning on BA. Usually the transatlantics are all overnight trips, but this one departs ORD at 9 in the morning and arrives LHR at 10:45 pm. Has anyone on taken this route? I'm hoping it will help with the jetlag to spend the short night in a hotel (Sheraton Heathrow) instead of in a plane. It was also wide open up front and easier to upgrade with SWU. Anyone have experience with this flight?
     
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  2. MSYgirl

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    I've always had the overnights, and they can be difficult to sleep on sometimes. I would probably do better flying in the day time and sleeping in a more comfortable bed at night, so I'd think your flight would be better. The flights from LHR to home are in the day time but longer, but I can usually manage a nap or two.
     
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    I've done this one, as well as JFK-LHR and BOS-LHR (when it existed). I much prefer the daytime trip in terms of jetlag, as I'm usually tired enough to go to bed at a reasonable hour in London. Unfortunately I oftentimes don't have the day to burn vs. going overnight, though.
     
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    I've done this one 3 times. I like it. I only had an onward connection one time, usually stay in the UK. It's the same as any other flight, but you start with breakfast instead of lunch/dinner. It's the last AA flight I think and customs and immigration at t3 is pretty quick, I don't even use the fast track pass.
     
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    Thanks. I'll let you know how the morning connection works out. It won't be a long nights sleep, but I'd rather sleep in a bed than a seat.
     
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    I did it on CO EWR-LHR a few years ago. Definitely better for jetlag for us, though you 'waste" the day traveling
     
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    I strongly debated doing the day flight for an upcoming European trip. Ultimately it came down to not having enough time in my schedule. If you have the time, I absolutely prefer day flights for short TATL routines.
     
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    I'll take a day flight anytime, as I find they're much better for acclimating to the local time quickly. Plus, with WiFi on board (which I'm still not partial to) I can be online with work all flight and thus call it a work day, not having to take that day as vacation.
     
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    That's what I'm talking about. I'll get a full day's work in, then sleep in a bed.
     
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