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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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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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What's up with low visibility in Thailand?

The haze in northern Thailand is indeed a yearly phenomenon, but the main driver for it is local farmers burning fields to prepare for planting in the following wet season. Since it's the dry season, ...
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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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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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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

Vegas is a dry heat--while this is often scorned by those who don't understand the difference it means that your body can do a much better job of cooling itself than you might expect. Your body ...
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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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Can visiting saunas make me more prepared for heat in desert and tropics?

TL;DR -> No, not really On the plus side, a sauna can get you accustomed to sweat. But a typical sauna session of 20 - 30 minutes will not include the activities you would undertake in a visit to ...
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Is there a website with historical temperatures and weather data?

I've always found Wunderground to be pretty useful for travel planning. You can look up the almanac data for any given day. This link has today's data for nearby Biarritz. In addition, their travel ...
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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 to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

You may want to look into buying clothing specifically marketed as keeping you cool. I regularly ride my bike 15 km in 30 C heat. In a white cotton tshirt, sweat runs down my arms and I have trouble ...
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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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How to survive the heat in regions with very high temperature?

I'm resident in Canada and occasionally travel to Dubai to visit my parents. I am in Dubai right now and it was 44 degrees Celsius this afternoon. Note that I am used to wearing shorts even when it is ...
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Do you need rain boots for June in Paris?

I live in Paris and I don't even own boots. I wear “normal” shoes all year round, and so do most locals (except possibly during the handful of snow days). You do need closed shoes (i.e. not sandals) ...
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How can I find out what the weather is like in a given location on a certain month?

Weather Underground has a nice trip planner feature for exactly this use-case. Tell it where you're going and when and it will show you the average temperature and range for the last 20 years, how ...
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What method should I use to plan what clothing to pack for destination X?

TL;DR Use weatherspark to find the time-of-year that weather in your hometown corresponds to the weather at the time and place you'll be visiting. Compare Historical Data with a Place You Know It ...
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