This is nifty. - www.flightaware.com
I dug it up just now because i'm currently a nervous dad. We saw off our daughter and her partner from Adelaide a little over 24 hours ago on their 3 and a half weeks holiday in Great Britain and France. I'm a hugely seasoned traveller and a pilot (of gliders) and I've always looked at air travel in all its forms in a 100% logical light.
But I've had a nervy 24 hours... which Is why I dug up Flightaware. I know there are other similar sites but this one is terrific! Pasted (and deformatted) from her flight info is the following:
Kuala Lumpur Int'l (WMKK / KUL)
London Heathrow (EGLL / LHR)
06:49 BST (+1)
Scheduled: 23:40 MYT
7-day average: 23:52 MYT
Scheduled: 05:30 BST (+1)
7-day average: 05:46 BST (+1)
Other flights between these airports
Duration: 13 hours 1 minutes
Sunday, 21 September 2014
Status Arrived at gate 38 minutes ago (track log & graph)
Aircraft Airbus A380-800 (quad-jet) (A388 – photos)
Speed Filed: 447 kts (graph)
Distance Direct: 10,617 km Planned: 10,615 km Flown: 13,695 km
How good's that!? I wonder why they flew an extra 3,000 kilometres?
'Jesus, what can of worms are we opening here?' - Chris Amon on the first use of wings on an F1 car, 1968.