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The term red-eye was first coined in 1819 as a term for raw and inferior whiskey. In 1968 it was repurposed for its modern use, but both an overnight flight and bad whiskey can leave you feeling the same. There's good advice all over the Internet about drinking plenty of water, wearing comfortable clothes, and eating lightly, but our core advice is simple: do whatever you can to get as relaxed and comfortable as possible. For some that might simply mean a glass of refined and superior whiskey, for others it might mean melatonin and a cup of tea; but here's what we can recommend: packing to maximize your comfort, relaxation, and style for your next overnight flight. We've also included two playlists, one to lull you to sleep during takeoff and one to gently wake you up during landing. Enjoy.

 

 

 

 

 Red-eye playlists

 

 

1. Common Burn by Mazzy Star
2. Time To Move On (Tom Petty cover) by Hi Ho Silver Oh & Leslie Stevens
3. When the Night Comes by Dan Auerbach
4. I'm On Fire (Bruce Springsteen cover) by Chromatics
5. Dark End of the Street by Cat Power
6. Bermuda Highway (Live) by My Morning Jacket
7. Futile Devices by Sufjan Stevens
8. You Can Close Your Eyes (Live) by James Taylor
9. Asleep by The Smiths
10. Dreams by Cat Power
11. Beth / Rest (4AD session) by Bon Iver

 

 

 

 

1. Early in the Morning by Harry Nilsson
2. The Brae by Yumi Zouma
3. Lost in the Light by Bahamas
4. Open by Rhye
5. Morning by Beck
6. How Will I Know / All That We Had Is Lost by Postiljonen
7. Homeward Bound (Live) by Paul Simon
8. End of Adventure by Matt Kivel
9. Red Eyes by The War on Drugs
10. Form by Poliça

 

 

 

[Guide created July 2015]