On May 17–19, Dan Poynter will circle the globe in just two days using regularly-scheduled commercial airliners. Technically, he once did it faster. In 1994, he skydived into the North Pole. While there, he ran around the pole, crossing all 24 meridians, several times. Each circumnavigation took about 15 seconds. He did this because he […]
According to the Jules Verne classic, published in 1873, Phileas Fogg and his valet Passepartout went Around the World in 80 days; Dan Poynter’s doing it in 2.
On May 17–19, Dan Poynter will circle the globe in just two days using regularly-scheduled commercial airliners. Any of three things could make Dan miss a connection: Weather, Air Traffic Control, and Equipment. Originally, the flights were scheduled for January 2011. Remember the cold and snow in the U.S. and Europe? The adventure was moved […]
On May 17–19, Dan Poynter will circle the globe in just two days using regularly-scheduled commercial airliners. Dan will depart Los Angeles from the United Airline’s terminal, Concourse 7, at Los Angeles International Airport, (LAX). The morning of May 17 will be spent at the United International First Class lounge. A 10:30 press conference will […]
Flying around the world is “green” when it is on public transportation. Dan Poynter’s trip is on regularly-scheduled commercial airliners. “Public transportation” is where passengers share the carbon footprint. Dan is riding in an otherwise empty seat. Flying without checked luggage, he is adding just 175-lbs./80 kg (his weight plus a small portfolio case carry-on) […]
On May 17–19, Dan Poynter will circle the globe in just two days using regularly-scheduled commercial airliners. Flying east takes advantage of the jet streams and reduces flying time. (Jet streams flow from west to east in the upper portion of the troposphere.) For an explanation and drawings of the jet stream, see http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jet_stream But this […]
“And, you may find a faster way–one with less time on the ground between flights. I encourage you to do the research online. You could circumnavigate the earth faster than I have. “Why am I doing this outrageous trip? To bring attention to the speed of air travel, the value of round-the-world itineraries and […]
What luggage should a passenger consider for a quick circumnavigation of the earth?
He will not check bags because he will not require extra clothes and most of the usual baggage for such a short trip.