Bright days no lights, dark nights all lights?

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Let me get this right NM, if I travel fast enough westwards, I can actually arrive before I departed?

Should be able to - but bear in mind that 'fast enough' is a bit faster than current aircraft fly.
 

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Let me get this right NM, if I travel fast enough westwards, I can actually arrive before I departed?

:D

Mr!
You can achieve that on most flights to eastbound to LAX/SFO from Australia.
 

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By this count, you could achieve the same thing by crossing the International dateline on a kayak.
 

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By this count, you could achieve the same thing by crossing the International dateline on a kayak.
That sounds too much like hard work. I'll do it in an aircraft, thanks. No FF miles for kyaks.
 

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Let me get this right NM, if I travel fast enough westwards, I can actually arrive before I departed?

As noted, east-bound flights across the international date line do this routinely.

Also, west-bound Concorde flights could; at certain times of the year; depart after the sun had set on LHR or CDG and "catch up" with the sun prior to arriving at JFK, thus enabling passengers to enjoy two sunsets in one day.
 
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Should be able to - but bear in mind that 'fast enough' is a bit faster than current aircraft fly.

Darn, and here's me hoping to catch up with myself for a couple of beers tomorrow...

:(

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That sounds too much like hard work. I'll do it in an aircraft, thanks. No FF miles for kyaks.
I believe that the cabin service on an aircraft (even on UA or AA) would be better than what you'd receive on a kayak.

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Darkness is a dimmer form of light therefore not a lack of light...;)

Anyway, I thought the cabin light thing was so spectators and aircraft spotters could see the look of horror on PAX faces at QF landings... (or in a couple of recent landings for Mr! - multiple landings - you know, the ones where the pilots keep trying to dislodge your kidneys by bouncing down the runway...)

I'm often at the airport holding a sign for an incoming passenger, and I see the status boards for the flight change. The expected arrival time disappears and is replaced by "LANDED". This blinks off, and back on, and off again, and I picture the plane bouncing down the runway...
 
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I'm often at the airport holding a sign for an incoming passenger, and I see the status boards for the flight change. The expected arrival time disappears and is replaced by "LANDED". This blinks off, and back on, and off again, and I picture the plane bouncing down the runway...

And your point is???
 
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