I see the appeal about leaving in the middle of the night so you can hit the ground running in the morning, but I can’t say I’m a huge fan. After all my talk about being able to sleep on flights I still had trouble staying asleep (falling asleep was no problem). I blame the documentary about the Foo Fighters that I was watching during the 20 minutes of free TV the flight allowed us. Once the TV was shut off, I couldn’t stop thinking about the Foo Fighters or their music.
Then of course the sleep disrupted by a layover in the Houston airport, where we found a quiet terminal where we could fall asleep on the floor for a couple of hours.