Australasia | Australia – Where did Monday Go?
A long flight. A really long flight. I know there are longer ones in the world, but the length of this flight was exaggerated by how much I really wanted to get to Australia!
We took off from Dallas around 4:30 PM on Sunday. We landed in LA around 9 PM, and then we took off for Brisbane around 11:30 PM. It is a twelve hour flight, and flying East to West, we spent the whole flight ‘at night’.
The airplane has screens on the back of the seat in front of you with ten TV channels, so you could pick what you wanted to watch. I watched the movies Bewitched and War of the Worlds. About an hour or two before landing, they slowly turn the lights back on in the cabin to simulate a sunrise and wake everyone up gently. Then we received breakfast before landing in Brisbane. Due to the International Date Line, upon landing it was Tuesday.