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What's The Best Time To Fly ORD To PVG?

Sat Apr 03, 2010 10:17 pm

I am planning a trip to PVG and I was wondering what is the best time to fly there? You sometimes read about severe turbulance and people smashing their heads...
 
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RE: What's The Best Time To Fly ORD To PVG?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 5:42 am

I would defintely fly a day time flight which arrives in the evening. The overnight flight is usually a lot more turbulent than the daylight flight. By the way it is always turbulent around Japan with lots of currents around similliar to the equator. And if you can try to fly a 744!
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RE: What's The Best Time To Fly ORD To PVG?

Tue Apr 06, 2010 8:21 am

Quoting warren747sp (Reply 1):
The overnight flight is usually a lot more turbulent than the daylight flight.

I would really like to hear the explanation behind this one.
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RE: What's The Best Time To Fly ORD To PVG?

Wed Apr 07, 2010 2:24 am

Those of us who fly a lot knows and u obviously do not.
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RE: What's The Best Time To Fly ORD To PVG?

Wed Apr 07, 2010 3:38 pm

Quoting WROORD (Thread starter):
You sometimes read about severe turbulance and people smashing their heads...

I don't have any statistics to back this up, but I think these severe turbulence instances are few and far between, but when they happen, the stories are sensationalized by media outlets. I suppose you could look at the weather, but thats only looking 7 days out at best. Night or day should make 0 difference. Whenever I fly and the pilot says it will be bumpy its not and vice-versa. Fly by night, keep your seat belt ON and sleep through most of it.
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RE: What's The Best Time To Fly ORD To PVG?

Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:00 am

Quoting warren747sp (Reply 3):
Those of us who fly a lot knows and u obviously do not.

Yeah...that's nice and all.. but only one problem- you're wrong. Turbulence happens all the time, but as a rule, things are generally calmer at night. It can be harder to handle for pax at night, but that does not make it more common than daytime..

You can find plenty of evidence for that if you want, heres just one example:

http://www.askcaptainlim.com/index.p...t&catid=45:night-flights&Itemid=64
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