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Flights Arriving Before They Left (WN)  
User currently offlineKELPkid From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 6411 posts, RR: 3
Posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4443 times:

Hi,

I was looking for basketball charters, when I ran across WN 50:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/SWA50

Schedule for the ELP-PHX segment:

Scheduled departure: 12:15AM MDT
Scheduled arrival: 12:10AM MST

All thanks to, I know, Arizona's non-observance of daylight saving time  Wink

Anyone else know of any flights that arrive before they depart Big grin

Also, I thought WN didn't do redeyes...I thought all their birds turned to pumpkins after midnight  Wink Or has this changed recently?


Celebrating the birth of KELPkidJR on August 5, 2009 :-)
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User currently offlineNorcal773 From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 1448 posts, RR: 12
Reply 1, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

All flights from Asia to N. America arrive before they left. Every time I go home, flight takes off from ICN at around 4:00 pm and arrives at SFO around 9 am same day. Talk of weird. Going back though, you depart SFO around noon and get to ICN at 5 pm the next day.


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User currently offlineFlyboy7974 From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 1540 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 4381 times:

further research into SWA50 would show that normal departure out of ELP is 855pm with a 910pm arrival into PHX. for some reason in DAL, the flight took on flightaware shows a pretty heavy delay in DAL, but interesting enough, not on the SWA webpage which shows a minimal to zero delay, hhhmmmm......

User currently offlineKevin777 From Denmark, joined Sep 2006, 1165 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4290 times:

You could have lunch in London and breakfast in New York when the Concorde was around.... now THAT's cool!

Also, flights from Northern France and Belgium to Southern UK / LON would probably arrive before they left in many cases...

Kevin777



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User currently offlinePanHAM From Germany, joined May 2005, 9536 posts, RR: 31
Reply 4, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 4268 times:

In the 70s, I had a customer who had regular cargo shipments to London (from HAM). Flight details was usually etd 07:00 eta 07:30 and he was curious why it took only 30 minutes, We told him it's a Concorde flight, which he bought. He paid good rates as well.


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User currently offlineHPLASOps From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4204 times:

Air Midwest has a flight from CDC to LAS which goes back in time - it's only a 50 minute flight (approx 200 miles) that goes back 1 time zone.

WN has a flight from MAF to ABQ which goes back in time by 10 minutes too. Anything that's a quick jump over a time zone has that potential. Wouldn't a DTW-ORD flight be less than an hour? Perhaps a SLC-RNO would go back in time as well. Depending on the time of year (since Indiana doesn't observe DST) CVG-IND. Also, ATL-BHM comes to mind as another flight that would go back in time.


User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4194 times:

SYD/MEL/AKL/BNE to LAX/SFO leave about an hour after they arrive. SYD/MEL/AKL-HNL arrive like 7 hours or so before they leave.

-CXfirst



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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3075 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4183 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 6):
SYD/MEL/AKL-HNL arrive like 7 hours or so before they leave.

here's MEL-HNL

JQ1

17:15 MEL-HNL 07:45

That's 9 hours and 30 minutes.

here's MEL-LAX

QF93

11:20 MEL-LAX 07:30

That's 3 hours and 50 minutes.

-CXfirst



From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineYLWbased From Hong Kong, joined Jan 2006, 838 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4181 times:

HKG-YVR, you will arrive 2 hrs b4 the departure time on the same day lol


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1868 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4166 times:

DXB-DOH its 45 minutes. You depart at 12:00 and arrive at 11:45, although the schedules say 12:00 12:00.


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

AZO-ORD For Example:

Dp 10:20 AM Ar.10:10 AM


Most DTW-ORD Flights take just just a few minutes as well thanks to the time change... Big grin


User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7415 posts, RR: 57
Reply 11, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 4163 times:

Though not operating anymore, AF & BA Concorde used to arrive in JFK "before" they left CDG or LHR ... :

AF002 CDG.10:30AM ---> JFK. 08:15AM


User currently offlineTreg From Estonia, joined Oct 2001, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 4113 times:

All flights from TLL and HEL to ARN are arriving 5 min. before they departed. Pretty nice, especially when you have early morning meeting at Stockholm Big grin

User currently offlineORD14R From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 51 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 4013 times:

Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 5):
Depending on the time of year (since Indiana doesn't observe DST) CVG-IND.

Indiana now observes DST. But, this makes for about 10-15 minute flights from IND-ORD, assuming no delays of course.


User currently offlineScottB From United States of America, joined Jul 2000, 6794 posts, RR: 32
Reply 14, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3875 times:

Even better than all of these is CO 2 (actually CS 2) from GUM to HNL; it departs GUM at 0600 and arrives HNL at 1705 the previous day.

User currently offlineAirTranTUS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 3851 times:

Quoting Flyboy7974 (Reply 2):
for some reason in DAL, the flight took on flightaware shows a pretty heavy delay in DAL, but interesting enough, not on the SWA webpage which shows a minimal to zero delay, hhhmmmm......

There was bad weather in Dallas yesterday.

Here's a flight that goes back in time that is not a result of DST. ATL-VPS flights are very close to the timezone line and very short, so they regularly arrive before they depart.
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/DAL1754


User currently offlineCoronado990 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 1605 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3753 times:

Is there a flight that will take me back to 1969?


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User currently offlineStarAC17 From Canada, joined Aug 2003, 3387 posts, RR: 9
Reply 17, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3727 times:

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 11):
Though not operating anymore, AF & BA Concorde used to arrive in JFK "before" they left CDG or LHR ... :

AF002 CDG.10:30AM ---> JFK. 08:15AM

What would be cool about this is that if you were flying this route at the right time you would see the sun rise in the West because the Concorde traveled faster than the solar terminator.



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User currently offlineN702ML From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 18, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 3707 times:

CLE-MDW used to be one hour gate-to-gate, crossing a time zone.....

So the flight would arrive at the SAME time it departed.

Depart CLE 5:00pm
Arrive MDW 5:00pm


User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9417 posts, RR: 26
Reply 19, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3693 times:

Quoting ORD14R (Reply 13):
But, this makes for about 10-15 minute flights from IND-ORD,

yeah, basically O'Hare east to a good 250 miles or so, depending on "delays" the arrivals are before the departures.

Indianapolis to St. Louis (American Connection) is often an arrival before scheduled

Louisville to St. Louis (Southwest) is 1 hr. 5 minutes but often pulls in ahead of schedule making it fall under this category



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User currently offlineSkyHarborsHome From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 273 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

Back in the 90's I used to do a lot of ATL-BNA flights on DL. With a flying time of around 30 mins, you would always find yourself in BNA well before you left ATL.


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User currently offlineSTLGph From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 9417 posts, RR: 26
Reply 21, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3609 times:

Quoting SkyHarborsHome (Reply 20):

oh yeah, ATL to BHM comes to mind, too.



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User currently offlineNzrich From New Zealand, joined Dec 2005, 1523 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3565 times:

AKL-LAX
Depart AKL 11pm and arrive in LAX the same day at 3pm
Thats 8 hours prior to you left ...



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User currently offlineQueso From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3541 times:

Quoting KELPkid (Thread starter):
Anyone else know of any flights that arrive before they depart

Yep, WN 690 from here in MAF to your own ELP departs at 7:30am and arrives at 7:25am.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (7 years 7 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 3505 times:

Quoting STLGph (Reply 21):
oh yeah, ATL to BHM comes to mind, too

It comes to my mind quite often. 55 minutes gate to gate, so you're spot on.


25 Post contains links AirTranTUS : Today DL 819 (ATL-TUS) arrived 4 minutes after it left (flight time). I think this could be the longest US domestic flight that could arrive before it
26 Donzilasse : Many years ago I flew from Helsinki at 6PM and landed at ARN at 5:50 PM.
27 CXfirst : That's got to be the winner. Not only does it arrive 12 and 55 minutes before it departs, but you go back a day with still a long night ahead!!!!
28 Post contains images Jabar : All flights from MIA to CUN arrive 15min. before they left.... (at least the AA ones). It's always nice not to waste any time when you are going on va
29 Post contains images Norcal773 : But it always suck to lose a ton of time when coming back from vacation.
30 ScottB : Actually, MAJ-HNL on CO 956 (CS 956) arrives 17 hours and 30 minutes before it departs, but it departs MAJ at 2000 so the arrival in HNL is on the sa
31 Nzrich : Air NZ flights akl-apw (samoa) Departs AKL at 2200 arrives APW 0155 the same day so you get there 20hr 5 min before you depart ..I did this on my birt
32 CXfirst : seems there's a new winner!!!! -CXfirst
33 Post contains images Scooter01 : Let me know if you find one! It was my best year, Scooter
34 Post contains images PlymSpotter : Yes, but you would have to travel at many time light-speed to get to it Almost all of the AMS-NWI, -LCY, -LHR, BHX -CWL and BRS flight arrive a few m
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