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What do you typically do if you are catching a red eye flight. Do you make a reservation for the night so you can stop by the hotel and freshen up or go straight to the client after landing?

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I, too, have nothing of value to contribute but will insert myself into the discussion anyway.

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You are a SM, you should probably know this, no?

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I shower right before heading to the airport and shave in a restroom (airport lounge or office or wherever I can) before starting work. If traveling across the Atlantic, often there is an arrival lounge that can offer a shower, otherwise showers are hit or miss in US lounges if you have a membership. Most hotels will mark you as a no-show if you don’t get there by 2 or 3 AM and had not warned them in advance.

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I avoid red eye flights at all cost

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Typically if you have status (and as long as hotels have a room) - they will let you in early, thereby avoiding an extra night charge. I have only had an issue once in the ~50 times I have done it

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What time are you landing ?

5:30am

Oh definitely get a hotel - unless you have like a 7am meeting. You can always walk in at 10am - you're the boss, use the SM status

Just call the hotel in advance and let them know your time of arrival 🤷‍♀️

Simple. Just request early check-in. You usually need to give 24 hours notice, but it’s accommodated for me ~90% of the time and I’m usually in Manhattan (very high occupancy)

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