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Today’s Activities in Sydney

Yup, it's me!

(Post scheduled in advance)

If everything’s gone as planned, I should have touched down in Sydney by now! I’ve dreamed of flying all my life, but I never thought I’d spend so much time on a plane my first time out (more than a day traveling!)

After we touch down in Sydney, it looks like we’re going to be jumping right into the Sydney experience (I sure hope I can sleep on the plane, and that I’ve still got some juice left in my iPhone after 30 hours away from a charger. I brought this along too, just in case.).

Here’s our itinerary for today:

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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)

Philly to Los Angeles

PTP Small LogoIf everything’s on schedule, I’m now on the flight from Philadelphia to Los Angeles. Not like the commuter airliner I was just on (which thankfully was NOT one of those propeller jobbies)…this is a BIG plane!

In about five and a half hours, I’ll touch down in LAX, then we sit…for…six…hours…zzzz….Sudoku anyone?

You can follow this flight LIVE from Philadelphia to LAX on FlightAware.com:

Next scheduled update at 1:30am Home Time.

Well this is it! Buffalo to Philly…

PTP Small LogoBy now, I’m now on-board the airplane for the first leg of my journey. Starting now, I’ll be either on an aircraft or in an airport for almost 30 hours! So I’ve posted these in advance to automatically publish and I don’t have to worry about it.

You can follow the first leg LIVE from Buffalo to Philadelphia on FlightAware.com:

Next scheduled update at 2:00pm!