My return flight home was horrible. Everything started ok, on time and extremely early Saturday morning Oct 8th. Flying out from Athens at 7am local time and flying into London 10am. But then things started to get worse when my flight to the US (Dallas) got delayed 4 hours. Making my total wait time in London an even 8 hours. I was ok so far since it was during the day, I had time to eat, watch a movie, eat again and read a book.
Finally got to board and all was good until we landed in Dallas. Missed my connecting flight because of the delay and ended up spending the night in a hotel (courtesy of Amerian Airlines) but I was still a hot mess. Thinking a night would do me good anyway; plus I would get to shower. Next morning my flight back to OC was leaving at 9am. Nothing went wrong, thank goodness. Arrived home at 11:45am local time and that’s when it hit me. Total zombie mode.
My plan was solid, though, keep awake until late and then sleep. So visited the family, ate, then got home, unpacked, cleaned up and showered and sleep. It took me 5 days to get back to my normal sleeping schedule. It wasn’t easy. This was the hardest jet lag I have ever had to overcome.