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Questions tagged [timezones]

Regions with a uniform standard time for legal, commercial, and social purposes.

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What flight has the highest ratio of timezone difference to flight time?

Inspired by crossing four time zones in six hours today: what commercially operated scheduled flight has the largest time difference per flight time? For example, if there's a 2-hour flight that has ...
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Purchasing a ticket for someone else in another country?

So this is the first time any of us have ever been through a travel scenario such as this. Right now, I'm in Egypt with my mother. We found a trip we agreed on (Lufthansa throughout), but we don't ...
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Is landing time displayed in local timezone?

From my understanding: Take off is in timezone of airport of departure. Landing is in timezone of airport of arrival. I fly from Munich at 21:50, and I arrive in Athens at 01:10. So, I will land in ...
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How should be read the date and times on flights from skyscanner?

I'm looking for a flight, Bucharest - Buenos Aires for 3rd of January 2019. I found some flights with layovers but I don't understand the time and date on them. Look at this screenshot: The first ...
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What time zone do trains in Russia operate on?

What time zone do trains in Russia operate on? Does it make a difference between long-haul trains, electric commuter trains or international trains?
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When is 1st of February 24:00 (EST) time in GMT time in the UK? [closed]

When is 1st of February 00:00 (EST) in GMT time in the UK? What time and date will be in the UK? Is it on 2nd of February or 1st of February at 05:00am?
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Google Maps: Directions: Are time zones my local browser, or local to where I am searching?

I am in the Pacific time zone, looking at driving times in Ontario, Canada. I heard that traffic can be bad, so I want to figure out expected driving time to the Toronto airport. But when I dial up ...
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Time zones and capital cities

What are the two closest capital cities in different time zones in order to celebrate New Year's Day in both capital cities?
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Meaning of 08:00 EST in North America

So, I am confused and slightly angry. I just booked my tourist visa appointment. I got an appointment time of 08:00 EST. My confusion is, is this time PM or AM? If it's PM, will the consulate at ...
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Does the flight time when booking a holiday online show the time you arrive in that country and its time zone?

I was wondering whether the time shown is the time I would be arriving in France so its time zone etc. I know France is an hour ahead so not sure if I'm right in my assumption... It would be useful ...
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Toronto Airport (YYZ) to Sanur Bali Indonesia

I currently reside in Toronto, Canada and I'm thinking of travelling to Sanur, Bali (Indonesia). If I need to be there on a Saturday at noon Bali time. What flight time should I pick in order to ...
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Does my age change when I travel? [duplicate]

I have a question in mind. Let say I travel from country A to country B and in these countries, the time difference is about 10 hours. So when I reach to country B from country A, does that affect my ...
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How does Daylight Saving Time work in Paraguay?

My memory may be a bit foggy, and my Spanish comprehension was not excellent, but I will recall my experience as best I can. Maybe someone can shed some light on my confusion. Begin from the United ...
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Does the direction of travel matter for jet lag, when the time difference is 12 hours?

I was having a discussion with a friend about this. Usually, I understand that when traveling east, jet lag is worse than when traveling west. However, when the time difference is (about) 12 hours, ...
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Changes to Cyprus timezones

Today I've heard end of radio program talking about recent some changes in Cyprus timezones. I did not hear the details, but conlusion was, that for travelers travelling between Cyprus and Northern ...
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Why is Google Search giving me different values for “Time zone [city]” versus “Time in [city]”?

If I do a Google Search for "Time zone Ulaanbaatar", I get, inter alia, Ulaanbaatar Time Zone UTC+08:00 However, if I do "Time in Ulaanbaatar", I get 10:42 am Sunday, 21 August 2016 (GMT+9) ...
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When is a deadline of Sunday 3rd July 2016, 2400 hrs (GMT) [closed]

This isn't technically for travelling, but I would imagine travellers may have the same issue sometimes. I am doing a essay for a competition which states the deadline is "Sunday 3rd July 2016, 2400 ...
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When a flights departs in the middle of the winter daylight saving time switch, what is the actual departure time? [duplicate]

If we take a look at JFK's flight schedule for this year's November 6th (which is the winter DST switch date), there are plenty of flights departing between 1am and 2am. For example, a Cathay Pacific ...
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Online resources to deal with Time Zone differences

Background Time zones can be quite complicated and are common source of misunderstanding when having to plan a meeting when traveling (it happened to a friend and I recently). In some places there ...
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Does the flight departure time take Daylight Savings Time into account?

I stay in Pittsburgh, the time zone is EDT (Eastern Daylight Time). I purchased a ticket of a flight that departs at 8.20 AM from here on next Thursday. When I purchased this, there was a different ...
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Confusion about flight timing - Turkish airline

I am really confused with timings on ticket. I have my friend coming from USA to Pakistan, and I have to pick him from airport. I want to know when he will arrive in Pakistan according to Pakistan ...
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Bipolar sufferer travelling alone

Bipolar, Generalized Anxiety Disorder (G.A.D.) and travelling alone. Hello, I wonder if anyone can give me some help and advice please. I'm travelling alone to Australia next year, which is mind-...
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Is it possible to skip between days without changing hours by traveling West at 330mph? [closed]

If one were to continuously fly around the world to the West along the Equator so that they moved at an average 330 mph (world diameter 7918 miles / 24 timezone separations = ~330 miles per zone right?...
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China entry visa validity on “enter before” date

My departure time from Amsterdam for Guanghzhou, China will be 13:30 on the 4th. September. My visa stipulates that I must enter China before the 5th. Will there be a problem because of the time ...
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Does my age depend on the current timezone?

If I turn, say, 18 at home, and immediately travel westwards into a different time zone where it's still the previous day, will I be legally 17 or 18 there? And if 17, how would that affect e.g. any ...
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What time is used on board a cruise ship?

Supposing you are on a cruise ship crossing the Atlantic, what time is used on board the boat? During the trip you will cross many time zones, so it is not feasible to constantly change your watch ...
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Are days in Brazil shorter than in Midwest USA? [closed]

I live in the Midwest in The US. I have been watching the World Cup in Brazil and it seems that a lot of games end at night (after it is dark). The games are played in my time at 1:00 CDT and 3:00 CDT ...
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Is there a tourist destination where the new year starts first and at the same time the old year ends last?

We were brainstorming where to celebrate the next new year. It would be fun if it is possible to be the first in the new year to then with minor traveling enjoy yet a bit of the old year. Is there ...
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Russian visa goes in effect at what time?

My visa comes into effect on the 8th but does that mean I will be able to cross the Russian border at 00 in the Russian territory that I want to cross, or 00 in the foreign territory I come from?
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Flying around the world: Which direction is best? [closed]

If I want to fly around the world, should I travel west or east? I keep getting confused about the effects of shorter days or longer days and can never figure out the dateline correctly.
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Traveling to tomorrow/yesterday [closed]

This question always comes to my mind and I cannot find a logical answer to it. We all know that there are some hours differ in the time if we travel from east to west or from west to east. Suppose I ...
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Can I land in a different time zone before my take off time? [closed]

Theoretically, it should be possible to land before taking off (if you go on a fast enough airplane between two cities close to a time-zone boundary). Practically, are there any such flights, even if ...
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Why is my outbound flight to Geneva longer than my return flight?

I am flying with EasyJet next week from Glasgow to Geneva, for my ski holiday. I noticed the flight times are unusual in that my outbound journey is much longer than my return flight home. Outbound ...
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Problems with certain times occuring twice (or not at all) on night of daylight saving time to standard time transition

In most of Europe, when the clocks are set from daylight saving time to standard time, at 3 AM the clocks are set back to 2 AM. Thus, a time like 2:29 happens twice in that night. In spring, the ...
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How should I schedule my medication when traveling through multiple time zones?

Suppose that I have to take some medication three times a day; one in the morning, one at lunch and one during dinner. Now when I take a plane to go on vacation and cross multiple time zones, how ...