I fly on AA185, the late evening JFK-LAX flight, on a regular basis. While the flight is conveniently timed for making it to the airport with plenty of time between work and the departure time, it unfortunately arrives after midnight (with scheduled arrivals closer to 1AM).
Recently, I adopted a new approach to getting to sleep quickly after arrival: Stay near the airport. With the help of Kayak, I was able to find a $80 rate at the Westin LAX when Starwood’s going rate was $100. With SPG’s Best Rate Guarantee, I picked up the lower rate and 2k SPG points.