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Old 08-29-2011, 11:21 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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This is going to probably sound like a stupid question, but here it goes. I plan on buying airline tockets next year for a trip to Portland, OR from Pittsburgh.

Let's say that the tickets say the flight leaves Pittsburgh at 9:00am and will arrive in Portland at 5:00pm. Then the flight back home, the tickets say the flight leaves Portland at 10:00am and arrives back in Pittsburgh at 6:00pm (date not relevant to this question, lol.) My (stupid) question is are the times on the tickets Pittsburgh time? (If I leave Portland at 10:00am, is that Pittsburgh or Portland time?)

I never flown cross country before and wanted to know before I get confused...
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:27 AM
 
Location: Atlanta
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Departure time is the TIME at the AIRPORT/CITY you are departing from.
Arrival Time is the TIME at the AIRPORT/CITY you are arriving at...

So it will look on paper like a 2 hour flight one way and a 6 hour flight back.
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Old 08-29-2011, 11:28 AM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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All Times are local, to whereever you are.
So the departure time IS Pittsburgh time and the arrival time IS Portland time.
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Old 08-29-2011, 12:31 PM
 
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So the departure time IS Pittsburgh time and the arrival time IS Portland time.
Read the post directly above again - departure and arrival times are posted based on the local time at your point of departure and arrival. i.e. arrival is Portland time if that is your arrival destination, Pittsburgh is your departure time if that is your point of departure.
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Old 08-29-2011, 01:15 PM
 
Location: Portland, OR
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Read the post directly above again - departure and arrival times are posted based on the local time at your point of departure and arrival. i.e. arrival is Portland time if that is your arrival destination, Pittsburgh is your departure time if that is your point of departure.
It looks like we are on the same page.

If the ticket says...

Depart Pittsburgh 9:00am (I leave 9:00am Pittsburgh time)
Arrive Portland 5:00p (I arrive 5:00pm Portland time)

Depart Portland 10:00a (I leave 10:00a Portland time)
Arrive back in Pittsburgh 6:00p (I arrive back home at 6:00 Pittsburgh time)

Heck I guess I should wear a second watch, lol
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:45 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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This is going to probably sound like a stupid question, but here it goes. I plan on buying airline tockets next year for a trip to Portland, OR from Pittsburgh.

Let's say that the tickets say the flight leaves Pittsburgh at 9:00am and will arrive in Portland at 5:00pm. Then the flight back home, the tickets say the flight leaves Portland at 10:00am and arrives back in Pittsburgh at 6:00pm (date not relevant to this question, lol.) My (stupid) question is are the times on the tickets Pittsburgh time? (If I leave Portland at 10:00am, is that Pittsburgh or Portland time?)

I never flown cross country before and wanted to know before I get confused...
The departure time reflects the time zone of the city that you are departing from and the arrival time reflects the local time zone of the arrival city. Hope that clarifies things ...
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Old 08-29-2011, 04:46 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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It looks like we are on the same page.

If the ticket says...

Depart Pittsburgh 9:00am (I leave 9:00am Pittsburgh time)
Arrive Portland 5:00p (I arrive 5:00pm Portland time)

Depart Portland 10:00a (I leave 10:00a Portland time)
Arrive back in Pittsburgh 6:00p (I arrive back home at 6:00 Pittsburgh time)

Heck I guess I should wear a second watch, lol
No need to wear two watches ... Just remember to change the time while you are on the plane.
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:43 PM
 
Location: Orlando, Fl
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This time thing is interesting: When they were flying the Concord you would get to where you were going before you left! I think it was when you left Europe and headed west....
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Old 08-29-2011, 05:54 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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This time thing is interesting: When they were flying the Concord you would get to where you were going before you left! I think it was when you left Europe and headed west....
It is interesting ... I had a friend that flew from Australia to California and he arrived shortly before he left! LOL!
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Old 08-29-2011, 06:21 PM
 
Location: Texas State Fair
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This time thing is interesting: When they were flying the Concord you would get to where you were going before you left! I think it was when you left Europe and headed west....
That's why it cost so much to fly the Concord.
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