L.A. to Sydney (Updated-2)

PTP Small LogoOkay folks…this is the marathon leg!

My body thinks it’s 1:30 in the morning (‘coz that’s what it is in Buffalo), even though it says 10:30p.m. on the clock, here in L.A. I’ve posted this in advance, but I’m guessing that by the time this flight is over, I’ll be very happy to finally get my feet back on solid ground.

Almost 15 hours in the air, 7,500 miles and in crossing the International Date Line about 9 hours into the flight, I’ll completely miss July 10, 2009…that’s right! Go straight from July 9, to July 11 *poof!*, do not pass go…was there $200 in there somewhere, or was I dreaming? Zzzzzzz….

I’m really excited though, about traveling on the world’s largest passenger aircraft, the 747…check out this video! Somehow I think that I won’t be in one of those premium or business class suites though…maybe someday…

Anyway…Sydney’s 14 hours ahead of New York time so even though I’ll land at 6:15 a.m. July 11 in Sydney time, it’ll be 4:15p.m. on July 10 for you folks back home, and then it’s straight off to our first day of activities in Sydney!

You can follow this flight LIVE from LAX to Sydney on FlightView.com

  • Qantas Logo Qantas Flight 12 (you’ll need to click the “Find Flight” button on the screen following the jump) here’s a sample:

Follow me on Twitter for pictures and updates throughout my journey: twitter.com/Colinish

UPDATE from the Admin: Please use this link instead, FlightView doesn’t seem to work as expected:

UPDATE from the Admin: Evidently, FlightView and FlightAware use different tracking systems, which make it impractical (or impossible) to accurately track an aircraft over the ocean. The FlightView link is now working again:

  • Qantas Logo Qantas Flight 12
    (you’ll need to click the “Find Flight” button on the screen following the jump)