I was on a redeye from Seattle to Washington last night, connecting down to Tampa. Usually I don’t get a lot of sleep, but I slept really, really well on the Seattle to Washington flight for some reason. Besides the delicious, warm, moist cookie and the threatening purser (he used to be Paris based, can’t say I’m surprised — they shut down that base for a reason), I slept from takeoff to touchdown.
Then I connected to Tampa, and yet again I slept almost the whole way. The flight attendant kept plopping stuff down in front of me, and I constantly fell asleep. After my greasy omelet I got about an hour of solid sleep. What kind of freaks me out is the dream I had while flying.
In my dream I was flying a United Airbus 319 (same plane I was actually on) into LaGuardia and the plane started making noise on approach. I remember joking (in my dream) that they must be having gear issues, and not surprisingly the gear didn’t come out. Now this is a dream so of course it’s not realistic, but in the dream we had about eight missed approaches before actually trying to land, and that was our last shot, as the captain announced we would run out of fuel after this approach. What really, really freaked me out was that we touched down in Tampa the second we were about to make the final emergency approach in my dream.
Worst of all was that my seat was reclined, seatbelt wasn’t fastened, and headrest was up. Guess it was too hard for the flight attendant to wake me up. Here’s to hoping I wasn’t screaming during my dream.
While I usually have neck pain while sleeping on planes from my head constantly bobbing side to side, I typically stay away from airplane related dreams. Anyone else have weird dreams aboard a flight?