Ever Notice That It Feels Shorter On the Way Home?

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    Without clicking on the link, I would say the cabin temp should be turned up a bit to prevent "shrinkage". :eek::p:D
     
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    Could also be the prevailing winds... flights from the mainland to HI usually take longer than back.
     
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    Always, especially when driving to new places. Like the article says, I think the excitement of the destination makes it feel like it takes longer, while going home is not as exciting. Though I never sense that when on an airplane, just when driving.
     
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    Gives new meaning to the phrase "what happens in Vegas stays in Vegas."
     
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    The researchers seem to have been the first to actually study the effect, though it's been known anecdotally for decades. "It's very good research," says Richard Block, a professor of psychology at Montana State University.

    In other words, enhance your academic reputation by researching something that everyone already knows is true.

    Yes, enhance, because it fits the spirit of this thread. ;)
     
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    CNN made a big deal about this today, IIRC on Headline early this morning USA time.
     
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    What? They ran out of murder mystery or Kardashian updates?
     
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    I honestly feed with flights it’s the other way around - going somewhere you have the anticipation of going that helps make the travel time easier. Once you are on the way home the travel starts to be a drag.
     
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    If you live on the west coast, virtually all domestic trips are longer on the way back. So to me at least, they feel longer!
     
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    The last domestic leg of a return international trip usually seems longer to us as well, especially since we're ordinarily moving from UA's new lie-flat C config to domestic F. :eek:

    Even SFO-SEA feels like a long flight sometimes.
     
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