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Red-eye Flight

Red-eye Flight

Date: Oct 15 2002


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Hi Friends!
These days it seems like many of our friends are traveling. You may remember that Beth went to New York last week. She took a late night flight to the East Coast, called a red-eye flight, and in the conversation below she tells Anna about her experience! Listen in, and then check out the discussion that follows!


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Anna:   Hey Beth, I noticed you were out last week. Where did you go?

Beth:   I went to New York. I took a late flight it was a red-eye flight.

Anna:   Oh God! I hate those red-eyes! Did you like it?

Beth:   I did! Actually it was the first time I have ever done that, and I would definitely recommend traveling that way!

Anna:   Why? You can’t sleep… Do they even serve you food in the middle of the night?

Beth:   No food! Just sleep and you get up and it’s the morning! And it’s sunny out, and you start your day fresh!

Anna:   I have a hard time sleeping in those chairs! Do you have any secrets?

Beth:   Not really. Well, actually it helps to have your own pillow! But I didn’t remember to bring mine unfortunately!!

Anna:   Shoot! So, when you got there did you just start the day or did you have to nap when you arrived?

Beth:   Oh no! Right into the New York action!

Anna:   Good Lord! So you were up for, like, thirty-six hours?

Beth:   Something like that! It was a long day, but it was fun once we arrived!

Anna:   You’re a tough girl!



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I have taken red-eye flights many times, but it has never been easy for me to feel really rested after sleeping on a plane. If I have a choice, I typically prefer not to have to fly overnight! Listening to Beth talk, it sounds like she had a wonderful experience with her late night flight. I think it was easier for her to adjust to very little sleep because she was so excited to see her New York family and friends!
I hope everyone is having a wonderful October- come check out a new Eavesdropping lesson next week!
Your Friend,


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