Saturday, September 23, 2006

Travel Details

November 11
Cebu Pacific Flight #5J 545 Iloilo to Manila, departs 9:55AM arrives 10:55AM

November 12
Cathay Pacific Flight #904 Manila to Hong Kong, departs 6:50AM arrives 8:50AM
Continental Flight #98 Hong Kong to Newark, NJ, departs 11:25AM arrives 1:50PM
Continental Flight #792 Newark to Orland, FL, departs 3:45PM arrives 6:43PM (on Sunday the 12th)

November 28
Southwest Flight #1431 Orlando to Baltimore-Washington, departs 8:05PM arrives 10:15PM

According to this, the flight from Hong Kong to Newark is 8th on the list of longest non-stop flights in current operation. The flight lasts 15 hours and 50 minutes (give or take a few minutes depending on winds), and it flys over the North Pole. Fortuantely this flight uses the newest Boeing 777s and is one of the flagship routes of Continental Airlines. This means the flights attendants are usually top notch (read extra nice and not too snobby) and the inflight entertainment is usually pretty good as well, and even the food is not too bad. Just think, a quick 15 hour hop and you are on the other side of the world.

When I did this flight back in July of 2005 I was able read in its entirety Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince.

We will be in Florida staying with my Mom for Thanksgiving and a visit to Disney World, then we will head to Maryland on the 28th.

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