I am now back in Seattle having finished the final flight of my India-Nepal-Bangladesh tour. I’ve done the calculations and it turns out that I have been on a total of 22 flights in the last two months, with a total flight time of 65 hours. Whoa!
If I were to add in an average two hour wait time at the airport per flight, the total time would jump to 109 hours. If I then add in the average time it takes to get from the airport to the final destination, say an hour and a half each way for each flight, the total jumps again to 175 hours.
Given that there are an average of 1,440 hours in a two month period, this means that I was flying/waiting/traveling for just about 12% of the total time. If I subtract out 8 hours per day for sleep, the percentage of travel time jumps up to 18%. That’s an average of 3 hours per day for 60 days. Wow! No wonder I’m so tired…
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