by Suw on December 14, 2004

Or something.
Why are return journeys always quicker than outward bound ones?

Anonymous December 15, 2004 at 12:03 am

That would be the jet stream over the Atlantic blowing against you on the way there, and with you on the way back. Adds an hour from UK to the US, and subtracts one on the way back.
Nice little animation of the effect here:

Anonymous December 15, 2004 at 11:17 am

Because you were excited with anticipation going there so it took aaaages. Going back you had a lot to think about so time flew by.

Anonymous December 15, 2004 at 4:58 pm

Very good points, both of them. 😉

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