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Topic Title: roundtheworld
Topic Summary: Mark Harris's article in magazine
Created On: 05 February 2013 08:28 AM
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Related E&T article: How to... go around the world in six hours
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 05 February 2013 08:28 AM
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cjmyerscough

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'Zipping to Sydney for lunch, then popping over to LA for a movie premiere' would be rather exhausting even with a hypersonic plane. Assuming Concorde style priority through formalities allowing 1 hour from landing to site visited, and 2 hours thence to takeoff, the timings (local in brackets) could be
1900 Monday (1900 Monday) leave home
2100 Monday (2100 Monday) takeoff from UK
2400 Monday (1000 Tuesday) land Sydney
0100 Tuesday (1100 Tuesday) arrive for EARLY lunch
0300 Tuesday (1300 Tuesday) depart lunch
0500 Tuesday (1500 Tuesday) takeoff Sydney
0700 Tuesday (2300 Monday) land LA
0800 Tuesday (2400 Monday) arrive for MIDNIGHT premiere
1100 Tuesday (0300 Tuesday) depart premiere
1200 Tuesday (0400 Tuesday) takeoff LA
1400 Tuesday (1400 Tuesday) land in UK
1500 Tuesday (1500 Tuesday) arrive home

The faster you can travel, the more difficult it is to avoid either arriving or departing in the middle of the night. This would limit the attraction of hypersonic travel, even if it were feasible.
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