PI4EVER From United States of America, joined May 2009, 706 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 6320 times:
A shorter flight to the extremes. MCO-PIT in January. MCO 78F. PIT on arrival -14F. Amusing to see a guy trying to smoke by running out to the curb dressed in shorts and a Disney tee-shirt taking a few puffs, laying cigarette on the curb, running back in terminal to get warm, running back out to puff, running back in..........all while waiting for a parking lot shuttle bus!
Better entertainment than anything Orlando could offer.
PITingres From United States of America, joined Dec 2007, 1275 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 6281 times:
BGI-MIA-PIT. I forget the year, but it was 32C (just shy of 90F) in Barbados, and something like 5F (-15C) in PIT. MIA was maybe 80F / 27C. I wasn't the guy PI4EVER saw, but I sure did get a lot of strange looks in PIT because I was in shorts and a tee-shirt. I had to stand out on the curb waiting for my wife to come pick me up -- THAT was cold!
MSPNWA From United States of America, joined Apr 2009, 2527 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 6230 times:
I had a connection in ATL, but when I flew MSP-FLL it was below freezing in MSP and 80+ in FLL. When I got back to Minnesota (by car) a few days later, it was below 0F. I missed Florida at that point. I've also flown MSP-PHX a few times in the winter, but it's been long enough ago that I can't remember temperatures.
MSP-HNL/MIA in the winter would be a consistent shock to the system.
Super80DFW From United States of America, joined Oct 2007, 1714 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 6110 times:
Well I flew DEN-AMA-DAL on WN's one-stop service on December 25th, 2007. IIRC, it was a chilling 28F in DEN with 8" of snow on the ground from the night before. We got off the plane in Dallas to a temperature in the 70's. We got home, my dad put shorts on and went out front to mow the lawn.
"Things change, friends leave, life doesn't stop for anybody." -- EAT'EM UP EAT'EM UP KSU!!
AirbusA6 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 2195 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 7 months 3 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6105 times:
The absence of airbridges can catch you out too. I recall flying Gulf Air from LHR - DEL, leaving a cool London (5-10C) then walking across boiling tarmac at Muscat as there were no airbridges (40+ C)...
it's the bus to stansted (now renamed national express a4 to ruin my username)
I flew that route on Jan 3, 1987 and yes there is some serious temp. change as expected. Goes without saying on the flight back people were in denial and kept their Hawaiian tshirts, flip flops on all the way to inside the terminal at ANC. It is always a great scene at ANC to see few people like that, in the middle of the winter, coming back from vacation.
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 28752 posts, RR: 24
Reply 22, posted (5 years 7 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 5852 times:
Flights from Canadian cities like Edmonton or Winnipeg, where winter temperatures of minus 40C (same as F) are not unknown, to points in Mexico or the Caribbean, would see a temperature difference of about 70 deg. C or about 120 deg. F since the temperature at the destination is more likely to be plus 30C (about plus 90F). Even shorter flights of about 3 hours to southern California or Arizona can mean temperature differences almost that great.