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  •  Somebody remind me why trans-Atlantic passengers (1+ / 0-)
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    all fly east at night and west during the day. Is it just to arrive earlier in the local day/time?

    “It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing
    he was never reasoned into” - Jonathan Swift

    by jjohnjj on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 03:16:07 PM PDT

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      That seems to be how the airlines like to do it.

      I guess so you can sleep on the way over and get there in the morning.

      I usually end up sleeping a couple hours and getting there exhausted.

      If the pilot's good, see, I mean if he's reeeally sharp, he can barrel that baby in so low... oh you oughta see it sometime. It's a sight. A big plane like a '52... varrrooom! Its jet exhaust... frying chickens in the barnyard!

      by Major Kong on Sun Jun 23, 2013 at 05:20:42 PM PDT

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