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Thread: why does it take less time on the flight back?

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    Ive always wanted to ask this but havent in case its really stupid how come it takes less time on the flight back to the UK than going out? does it go a different way?

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    something to do with crossing different time zones as far as I know




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    It`s mainly due the the fact that invariably there is a strong tail wind on the return journey as most of the weather patterns flow West-East.
    This can significantly effect the flight times.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 95986
    It`s mainly due the the fact that invariably there is a strong tail wind on the return journey as most of the weather patterns flow West-East.
    This can significantly effect the flight times.
    so not the time zones then




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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 95994
    so not the time zones then
    No. When you think about it, a flight time is a flight time of a certain duration in hours and minutes irrespective of the time zones.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Slowhand, post: 95996
    No. When you think about it, a flight time is a flight time of a certain duration in hours and minutes irrespective of the time zones.
    yes, of course it is. I know but......well. ok you got me! Mrs brainless




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    Isn't it downhill on the way back?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mumof2, post: 95997
    yes, of course it is. I know but......well. ok you got me! Mrs brainless
    I wouldn`t worry too much about it. It always used to confuse me on my early business trips when I kept on checking with our travel agent that he hadn`t got his times messed up!





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    Quote Originally Posted by Dizneyblonde, post: 96000
    Isn't it downhill on the way back?
    Only if you are flying North-South!





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    Oh well i live in Cornwall (way south) so that explains it to me :)

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