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Night or day flight - how do you classify?

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Old Dec 7, 08, 12:36 pm
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Night or day flight - how do you classify?

Originally Posted by QF009 View Post
LHR-HKG on QF is a day flight btw.
I don't really consider that as day flight since it is an overnight flight. You'll takeoff during the daylight but it will turn into darkness at the later stages of the flight and then become early morning once you are getting ready to land.

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Old Dec 7, 08, 5:35 pm
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Originally Posted by QF009 View Post
... LHR-HKG on QF is a day flight btw. ...
QF30 flying LHR-HKG-MEL and only the HKG-MEL leg is a day flight.
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Old Dec 7, 08, 6:52 pm
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Originally Posted by serfty View Post
QF30 flying LHR-HKG-MEL and only the HKG-MEL leg is a day flight.
Would you call the 2100 ish departures day flights or night flights given that dawn breaks early in the flight time? If this would be called a night flight then it seems quite reasonable to call the noon departure a day flight

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Old Dec 7, 08, 8:16 pm
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I relate it to the amount of "day" and "night" spent aloft.

QF30 is currently scheduled:
  • 12:30 Depart LHR
  • 08:20+1 Arrive HKG - 11:50 flight time
  • 09:50+1 Depart HKG
  • 21:40+1 Arrive MEL - 8:50 flight time
Assume equinox with notional Sunrise/Sunset at 6am/6pm. On a pro-rata basis, the following timings are pertinent:
  • From LHR-HKG:
    • The sun "sets" ~3:15 after LHR departure,
    • "Night" lasts ~7:10 &
    • The Sun "rises" ~1:25 before HKG arrival.
  • From HKG-MEL:
    • The aircraft takes off in daylight,
    • It travels during the "Day" for ~6:05 &
    • The Sun "sets" ~2:45 before MEL arrival.
To me the former segment is a "Night" flight, the latter is a "Day" flight.
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In relation to any Qantas 9pm ex LHR Asian flights, I would consider them Day flights for the same reasons.

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As discussion of classifying flights night or day is unrelated to the original topic, I've split off the relevant posts and moved to Travel Buzz.

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