Can you get a good night’s sleep on an overnight flight? I recently had the opportunity to find out. I booked one of the worst red-eye flights imaginable: an overnight itinerary from Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, to Cape Town, South Africa, with a midnight stopover in Doha, Qatar.
Sleeping on planes has never been easy — especially when you’re seated in economy class. Throw in a mask requirement, and the likelihood of restful in-flight sleep seems slimmer than ever.