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 Post subject: Flight Duration difference of three hours
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:11 am 
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Hollowfirst - FlightAware user avatar

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Hello guys,

I'm not sure if this is the correct place to post, but I'll test my luck. :)

I was flying back and forth to Hong Kong and I noticed there is a three hours difference between the duration of the flight between the going to and coming back.

The flight I'm talking about are TK70IST - HKG which takes 9h 48 min versus TK71HKG to IST which takes 12h 21m

I first thought that it's a difference in distance traveled. But it seems that is not (actually the one that is shorted travels a longer distance).

Any explications for this?


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Duration difference of three hours
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 2:30 am 
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Maybe it doesn't account for the time zones?


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Duration difference of three hours
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:08 am 
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bigredwingfan wrote:
Maybe it doesn't account for the time zones?



It does actually. I was actually looking at flight duration time. And not the hours on the watch. :)


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Duration difference of three hours
PostPosted: Wed Dec 07, 2016 3:11 pm 
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Winds.


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Duration difference of three hours
PostPosted: Sun Dec 11, 2016 1:00 pm 
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Ditto the above. High altitude winds can easily result in this kind of difference in flight times.


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 Post subject: Re: Flight Duration difference of three hours
PostPosted: Mon Dec 12, 2016 6:14 am 
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Then there are those that just don't make sense:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/PAC9 ... /KLAX/RKSI


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