Friday, June 30, 2006

How far is it?

That's the question I hear the most. My answer: Two movies, a novel and an Ambien.

I've been flying to Asia since 1986, when I cleaned out my savings for a ticket to Hong Kong. I learned then that long flights are all about mind-set.

BA -- that's "Before Ambien" -- flights were two movies, two novels and a guidebook. Still, it was all about expectation and anticipation. I expect the flight to be long, but there's so much to look forward to!

Of course, heaven forbid that my three hour flight to New York stretch to five. Talk about getting crabby!

On this monster haul, I'll be drinking plenty of water, wiggling my toes and taking the occasion stroll around the plane. No alcohol for me, either. That's all advice from experts, but I've found it sound over time ... landing in an unfamiliar country with a hangover is NOT a good idea.

As for the "how far is it?": Here we go:

Miami to LA: 2341 miles, 5.25 hours
LA to Sydney: 75-9 miles, 14.35 hours
Total travel time including layover in L.A.: 22.35 hours

And yes, for those who keep asking: I fly last class. But I always order an aisle seat. Climbing over a stranger to get to the loo just isn't fun.

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Good afternoon many have machines which not insuranced,
you have a unique opportunity only today to receive insurance the machine free of charge
[url= http://auto-insurance.halychen.com/index.html ]auto insurance[/url]
[url= http://auto-insurance.halychen.com/map.html ]auto insurance[/url]
[url= http://cars-insurance.halychen.com/index.html ]cars insurance[/url]
[url= http://cars-insurance.halychen.com/map.html ]cars insurance[/url]
[url= http://texascarinsurance.fromborg.com/map.html ]texas car insurance[/url]
[url= http://texascarinsurance.fromborg.com/index.html ]texas car insurance[/url]
[url= http://carinsurancequotes.halychen.com/map.html ]car insurance quotes[/url]
[url= http://carinsurancequotes.halychen.com/index.html ]car insurance quotes[/url]
[url= http://carinsurancepolicy.halychen.com/map.html ]car insurance policy[/url]
[url= http://carinsurancepolicy.halychen.com/index.html ]car insurance policy[/url]
[url= http://xanaxaxa.blogspot.com ]xanax[/url]
[url= http://phenne.blogspot.com ]phentermine[/url]
[url= http://tramadol400.blogspot.com ]buy tramadol[/url]

Anonymous said...

Hi people
I do not know what to give for Christmas of the to friends, advise something ....

Anonymous said...

Hello. Good day
Who listens to what music?
I Love songs Justin Timberlake and Paris Hilton

Anonymous said...

Mmm my sweety private weblink collection. I hope you enjoy it !
ass parade
naruto xxx





------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
About Christmas
merry christmas

Anonymous said...

http://www.adquity.com

Classifieds for our community. Buy, sell, trade, date, events... post anything. Adquity Classifieds.

http://www.adquity.com

Anonymous said...

speed dating connecticut http://loveepicentre.com/testimonials.php just for farmers dating

Anonymous said...

system and network performance monitoring software http://buyoem.co.uk/fr/category-100-103/Graphiques-et-Publication?page=73 metricas da qualidade de um software [url=http://buyoem.co.uk/fr/category-100-113/Logiciel-de-musique?page=23]sync software for palm and outlook[/url] megamations software
[url=http://buyoem.co.uk/category-200-207/Programming-and-Development]Programming & Development - Software Store[/url] survey data collection software
[url=http://buyoem.co.uk/de/product-37254/Rob-Papen-ConcreteFX-Predator-VSTi-1-0][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/5.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

zune software slow http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/product-37336/Ultra-QuickTime-Converter-4-1 gis mapping software 20 [url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/es/product-37365/Video-Sound-Editor-2-2]partition drives xp software[/url] what software comes with treo 750
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/product-21405/Itunes-Library-Manager-5-2-Mac]Itunes Library Manager 5.2 [Mac] - Download OEM, Software Sale, OEM Software[/url] skype software for the psp
[url=http://buysoftwareonline.co.uk/de/product-35044/South-River-Titan-FTP-Server-Enterprise-Edition-8-4-x64][img]http://buyoem.co.uk/image/5.gif[/img][/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://onlinemedistore.com/products/motrin.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/5.jpg[/img][/url]
walmart pharmacy waldorf http://onlinemedistore.com/products/diovan.htm canadian no pharmacy prescription norvasc [url=http://onlinemedistore.com/products/reglan.htm]blue cross blue shield clinical pharmacy program[/url]
pharmacy tech ks laws http://onlinemedistore.com/categories/anti-herpes.htm midwestern university college of pharmacy glendale [url=http://onlinemedistore.com/products/diflucan.htm]diflucan[/url]
pharmacy houston http://onlinemedistore.com/products/requip.htm pharmacy prince maine [url=http://onlinemedistore.com/products/prednisolone.htm]pharmacy penn state[/url]
jennifer danielson pharmacy http://onlinemedistore.com/products/desyrel.htm massachusetts school of pharmacy open house [url=http://onlinemedistore.com/products/amitriptyline.htm]amitriptyline[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/atacand.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/7.jpg[/img][/url]
monopril generic foreign pharmacy http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/citalopram.htm west trenton pharmacy [url=http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/risperdal.htm]best pharmacy prices[/url]
pharmacy technician jobs maryland http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/prednisolone.htm ainslie blue bell pharmacy [url=http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/clomid.htm]clomid[/url]
australian national university pharmacy http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/gift-kamagra-jelly.htm greenbrier medical arts pharmacy inc [url=http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/synthroid.htm]zen pharmacy[/url]
dave wines pharmacy http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/amaryl.htm xl pharmacy coupon codes [url=http://redbrickstore.co.uk/products/torsemide.htm]torsemide[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/categories/sleeping-aid.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/2.jpg[/img][/url]
online pharmacy deals http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/ranitidine.htm sample cvs pharmacy receipt [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/lanoxin.htm]stiffel pharmacy lamp[/url]
responsiblites of a pharmacist and pharmacy technician http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/cialis-super-active-plus.htm apha pharmacy meeting [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/torsemide.htm]torsemide[/url]
faaris pharmacy http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/clomid.htm buckley pharmacy drug store englewood new jersey [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/symmetrel.htm]scrafts pharmacy in livingston[/url]
fallons pharmacy schenectady ny http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/cordarone.htm radio pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/risperdal.htm]risperdal[/url]

Anonymous said...

[url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/grifulvin-v.htm][img]http://onlinemedistore.com/9.jpg[/img][/url]
eckerds pharmacy http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/ed-discount-pack-3.htm federal pharmacy burglary statutes [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/provera.htm]cvs robius richmond virginia telephone pharmacy[/url]
kroger hwy 6 pharmacy http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/indocin.htm international pharmacy cyprus [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/septilin.htm]septilin[/url]
compounding pharmacy arthritis http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/eulexin.htm southern chester county pharmacy [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/ilosone.htm]how to write a pharmacy curriculum vitae[/url]
pharmacy dallas http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/altace.htm sams club pharmacy generics [url=http://certifiedpharmacy.co.uk/products/chloramphenicol.htm]chloramphenicol[/url]

Anonymous said...

women in mandurah for dating [url=http://freeinternetdating.info/love/suicide-because-of-love]suicide because of love[/url] dentures and dating
free adult dating and chat xxx http://freeinternetdating.info/personals/swingers-personals-pollock-south-dakota game of dating
fat girl dating blog [url=http://freeinternetdating.info/romantic/romantic-card-ideas]dating directory online site[/url] free dating toledo ohio

Anonymous said...

gourmet dating http://loveepicentre.com/contact/ cheapest sex dating
dating in connecticut [url=http://loveepicentre.com/]dating during separation georgia[/url] free new dating site message australia
dating site spain [url=http://loveepicentre.com/advice/]big girls dating sites[/url] motivating dating for men [url=http://loveepicentre.com/user/blairt59/]blairt59[/url] dating profiles in pierrce county wa

Anonymous said...

hiv positive dating michigan http://loveepicentre.com/testimonials/ air force friends dating date
who is larenz tate dating now [url=http://loveepicentre.com/contact/]poice dating[/url] on ine dating
is robert kardashian dating lisa ann [url=http://loveepicentre.com/taketour/]frace dating sites[/url] dating on demand lisa mottola [url=http://loveepicentre.com/user/jen300/]jen300[/url] dating humor text messages