My flight from Sydney to San Francisco of 7432 miles took 13 hours. In 2011 an early 787 went 10,710 miles from the state of Washington to Dhaka, Bangladesh, then on around the world in 42 hours, 27 minutes.
There were early small dishes, followed by my pasta dinner with red wine and beer:
About that Tasmanian Hellyer's Road 12-year old single malt, it is:
Both Hurricanes Madeline at 110 MPH and Lester at 140 MPH continue to head for Hawaii. However, Madeline looks like she is veering a bit south, and, while still a hurricane on Thursday, the eye should be sufficiently south of Honolulu that my lanai plants should not be affected, if they're alive anyway, for I've been away for more than three weeks:
Yet, I saw Hurricane Iniki in 1992 suddenly make a sudden right turn, striking Kauai with 145 MPH winds.
Hurricane Lester, while dangerously powerful today, is expected to lose strength, and most probably move slightly north of Honolulu:
However, just look at the range of computer models. Anyway, my United flight from San Francisco on Friday will squeeze into Honolulu just after Madeline and right before Lester.