SHRINKING THE WORLD

On May 16, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

Around the World in 80 days? Dan Poynter will do it in two; a savings of 78 days. The globe is getting smaller.

Around the World in Two Days — Has Dan Done It Faster?

On May 16, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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 […]

HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO FLY AROUND THE WORLD?

On May 15, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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.

What if Dan Poynter Misses A Connection?

On May 15, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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 […]

JET LAG IN A 2-DAY CIRCUMNAVIGATION?

On May 14, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

Why is jet lag an issue for air travelers covering several time zones?

Where will Dan Poynter depart and arrive?

On May 14, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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 […]

WHY THIS ROUND THE WORLD TRIP IS GREEN

On May 13, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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) […]

Why is the Trip West to East and not East to West?

On May 13, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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 […]

AROUND THE WORLD IN TWO DAYS? A world record?

On May 13, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

  “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 […]

iPHONE REDUCES LUGGAGE FOR AN AROUND THE WORLD TRIP

On May 12, 2011, in RTW2D, by DanPoynter

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.

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