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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

Bangkok to Ulaanbaatar in January: 27.0 °C – (–21.6 °C) = 48.6 °C. Nonstop flights are operated by MIAT Mongolian Airlines, twice weekly (Wednesday and Saturday) from November to March. Timetable.
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Miami Airport experienced "significant water damage" in the storm. It will be closed on Monday the 11th, and they'll determine tomorrow whether they're able to resume flights on the 12th or whether ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

Will it be safe? Yes. The hurricane will be long gone so there will be no danger. Will it be recovered by then? No, it won't. Not fully. the destruction caused will take months and years to rebuild. ...
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When is the best time to visit the Australian outback?

The only time you'll find Central Australia in the low 30's or below is May to September. The rest of the year it'll be in the high 30's or the 40s. It's not impossible for it to hit the high 40's ...
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Suggested attire to wear for European trip in September

Use layers to have more flexibility and expect rain. Even if both places are quite diverse, Northern Europe is on the whole colder than India so you will need warm clothes. At the same time, you chose ...
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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

I have done some more research and found a rather obscure one. Pegas Fly operates a seasonal charter EO 2479 from Chita to Phuket, every two weeks, from January to May. Full schedule can be found on ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

It's always worth having some extra clothing in your hand luggage -- you've noticed luggage can go missing and even shopping for replacements can be problematic if you're not prepared for the ...
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How can I deal with extreme temperatures in a hotel room?

Air conditioning is unfortunately not universal in Germany. There is only little you can do: Keep the window shades closed during the day (when you are likely to be absent) if they are on the outside ...
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Weather on the Scottish West Highland Way in March?

Be prepared for any kind of weather in March. The weather in Scotland can change very quickly, and being caught on the hills with inadequate clothing can be a recipe for disaster, especially if ...
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When is Houston’s Hurricane Season?

Summary: Judging by historical data, the risk of encountering a hurricane in Houston is small in October, minimal in November, and practically non-existent in February & March. The NOAA has some ...
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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

I nominate S7 6330 Phuket–Irkutsk in January. 28,1 – (–17,8) = 45,9 °C.
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

I'm from Lille and greatly agree with what's been said before. between the two train station (Gare Lille Flandres and Gare Lille Europe) there is a large shopping center called Westfield Euralille. I ...
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Is winter of Bangkok very cold?

My favourite resource for such questions is weatherspark, which tells me that for Bangkok: Over the course of a year, the temperature typically varies from 23°C to 35°C and is rarely below 20°C ...
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What clothing should I bring to Mt. Titlis in Switzerland during December?

In the Nordic countries, we use a layered clothing method, which has the benefit of being adjustable to the weather: First layer: Moisture-wickening technical underclothing Long underpants Long ...
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Is it safe to travel to Miami Beach shortly after hurricane Irma?

This is not quite an answer to your question, but I think it might be useful due to your recent comment that you're booked on BA (instead of a submarine) and you did ask for suggestions: https://www....
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Which non-stop passenger flight connects two cities with the largest temperature difference?

I nominate Harbin-Singapore, operated by Scoot (TR 155). The mean temperature in Harbin is -17.6°C in January, while in Singapore it's 26.5°C, for a total difference of 44.1°C. The flight time is 7.5 ...
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Dealing with extremely dry air in Africa

I face similar problems travelling to winter locations. Stay hydrated. Keep water right where you sleep. Practice good skin care, moisturizers, lip balm, nasal moisturizer (yes, that's a thing ;) ...
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What clothing should I bring to Mt. Titlis in Switzerland during December?

Winter mountain night temperatures are comparable with the temperature inside a freezer. Daytime temperatures are no higher than those inside a fridge but can be lower and feel lower still. You ...
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Suggested attire to wear for European trip in September

Even when it is hot for the locals, for you it will feel cold. Bring what you wear in places with the airconditioning set too cold and expect to layer up over that. A friend from a similar climate ...
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When is the best time to visit the Australian outback?

Weather wise, late winter/early spring is generally the best time to do this trip. Once you hit mid-spring daytime temperatures in the outback regularly get to 40C and above - Coober Pedy was 40 last ...
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Weather on the Scottish West Highland Way in March?

https://www.hillwalktours.com/walking-hiking-blog/the-weather-on-the-west-highland-way/: Spring on the West Highland Way: The average temperature in spring depends strongly on your exact location on ...
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I used to be travelling a lot by railjet, and the maximum delay I got was 30 minutes, and that happened only once, altogether. (It was around when the refugees came in and rushed on the train). I took ...
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What to wear to board the plane if destination's weather differ significantly?

When traveling in winter conditions, you can't expect to be "babied" in urban conditions at all times. Cars break down, facilities lose power, planes use airstairs. Prepare for unexpected cold. My ...
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Tips on where to buy clothes for cold weather in Lille, France?

I know it's an easy thing to say and probably urban legend, but you'll get used to it. Lille will get wet and cold in winter. I think the most important is to get a good pair of boots; it needs to be ...
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How to find the nearest location which has sunny forecast

Sunspot - Find Good Weather in Your Area https://appsto.re/us/1ohaib.i I made this app to address the problem. I'm also from Seattle. This does pretty much exactly what you want.
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How reliable is the Salzburg-Budapest Railjet?

I have unfortunately no statistics on the Railjets being on time. However, I have an answer to the second part of your question: If that train doesn't go [...] will my ticket be valid for the 13:08-...
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When is the best time to visit the Australian outback?

Lots of good answers - a couple of extra notes. Your itinerary is great, but if you have the time I'd add "Mereenie Loop" to your Google Maps route between the Kings Canyon and Alice Springs entries. ...
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Suggested attire to wear for European trip in September

That depends on the actual places you visit (Mt Blanc vs. Corsica), the time of the day and your own sensitivity. How can one find out how many days per year a city x experiences a temperature of less ...
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Is it windy and snowy in West Europe during end year?

Snow is rather unlikely in all of your named destinations. The most likely for snow is Zurich, which is still not guarantied. We have had snow in the Netherlands (so also Amsterdam) for Christmas and ...
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