It had all the ingredients of an ideal flight for sleeping. The flight left at 2am. I had just worked for 8 hours. Lie-flat beds were available. And I was tried. But I did not sleep a wink.
After takeoff, I decided to watch a move while I was enjoying my midnight snack. Browsing the selection, November Criminals caught my eye. It is a murder mystery filmed in DC and many of the scenes were filmed in my old stomping grounds.
It wasn’t a great movie, but I don’t regret watching it.
But then another movie caught my eye. I love watching German movies on airplanes since typically only the best make the cut, unlike dime-a-dozen Hollywood movies.
This movie was called Jugend Ohne Gott. Translated literally, that is “Youth without God” though Qatar Airways gave the movie a different name in English. My German is getting better, but still not sharp enough to pick up every nuance in German, so I will usually include English subtitles when watching.
I found the move to be excellent: well-made and extremely thought-provoking. I recommend it.
And Then Breakfast Was Served…
After finishing my second movie, I figured it was finally time to go to sleep. But looking at the flight map I realized there was less than 90 minutes left. I had squandered my sleep over two movies!
I could have just skipped breakfast and slept for an hour, but opted to stay up to record the meal for the blog.
Upon landing in Ho Chi Minh City I had a full day of work ahead of me before catching my flight to Frankfurt. It was difficult to stay up…but was it worthwhile? I’d say yes.
Have you ever sacrificed all your sleep onboard a flight to watch multiple movies?