QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5 Posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 3325 times:
So I was looking at flight times for flying out of FAT, OAK, SJC, and SMF to PHX for my anual spring training for the Oakland A's. Well flights out of FAT and such are only about a hour flight to PHX. Also if I was to connect in LAS and LAS-PHX its only a 14 min flight. Why are flights to LAS from PHX 2h 15m same for LAX and everything else in California? I always remember my flight from PHX to FAT every single time (10 times a year) being only about 35 - 40 min flights. Is something wrong with the website or have flight times changed?
QXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2406 posts, RR: 5
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 3207 times:
Quoting HPLASOps (Reply 5): You're both right, Arizona is on MST all the time, but the state does not participate in Daylight Savings time, which means during the summer it is on the same time as Pacific.
But how does this explaine the flight times...the time in the air? I know that it is in a different time zone but does not explain the time in the air.
BigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2393 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 3123 times:
Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 6): But how does this explaine the flight times...the time in the air? I know that it is in a different time zone but does not explain the time in the air.
The times are gate to gate times, and are "padded" to help the airlines achieve an on-time performance. Chances are the flight will probably only take about 2 hours gate to gate dependent on ground-stops etc.