Stage 1: You're planning a vacay, when you notice an option that seems like a really great idea. ausbt.com.au Because with the Red-Eye, you can sleep through the flight, and not lose a day of travel! blog.moorephotonc.com Sweet! Sign me up, yo! So you buy your tickets, get a cutesy sleep kit ready, and off you go to Red-Eye heaven! site.popdeluxe.net Stage 2: To celebrate your awesome travel style, you decide to indulge with a little nip on the plane. hopscotchtheglobe.com That'll help you sleep, right...? Stage 3: The plane takes off, and the surge of crying commences. thecesarsalad.blogspot.com In this stage a passenger—likely a baby—begins to have an epic meltdown. It's understandable, flying sucks in general, but unfortunately it's your burden to deal with. Stage 4: You attempt to sleep through the noise, like a champ. bestmomstv.com You try various positions. downhomeranch.blogspot.com Bring out the heavy artillery. (i.e. A neck pillow and headphones with ambient noise.) buzzle.com And sometimes even rely on the kindness of your seat mates. myspace.com But none of that ever really works, because someone is always reclining their chair into your lap. wordpress.com OR THE CHILDREN ARE STILL AWAKE AND TAUNTING YOU. rj3sp.blogspot.com Stage 5: Acceptance that you will stay awake. Flickr: dancingweaponofmassdestruction Because there's no way you're actually going into a REM cycle through all this shit. Stage 6: Try to keep busy for the next million hours of flight time. blog.vanns.com It goes fairly well, until all of the electronic fun runs out of juice... graphics8.nytimes.com And you're left with a book, which just makes you sleepy and reminds you that it's impossible to sleep. sravenne.com Stage 7: Deciding to explore the cabin and stretch your legs in the super spacious bathroom. isthismylifemoments.blogspot.com Stage 8: Blinding rage, when you realize there are still HOURS left on the flight. 1funny.com Stage 9: Praying to someone, anyone, that the flight will end soon. theatlanticwire.com Stage 10: Accepting a coffee from a flight attendant out of boredom. imgur.com Stage 11: Finally, after hours of waiting for the plane to land, you fall asleep just as the wheels hit the tarmac. imgur.com Stage 12: VICTORY IS YOURS! captainandclark.com The plane has landed, and you can go on to live a full and happy life! juson.org ...That is, until you realize you realize it's only 7 a.m., and you have a whole day of being awake ahead of you. Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF xomommyoxkristinxo.tumblr.com So much for saving that day of travel, good luck keeping your eyes open!