claude asked in TravelAir Travel · 10 months ago

Flight times airplane ?

If I have a flight from lax to DesMoines at 3:50pm do I follow LA time zone or Desmoines,

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  • MS
    Lv 7
    10 months ago
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    Flight times are always local to the relevant airport.  If you are scheduled to leave LAX, then you will depart when it is 3:50 in LA.  

    Your scheduled arrival time will be listed as the time it will be in Des Moines when you land there.

  • 10 months ago

    Follow the Des Moines time zone

  • Joseph
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    All departure and arrival times on all flight reservations are listed in local time.  

    Sometimes it leads to confusion.  For example: a flight from Indianapolis to Chicago is less than an hour long.  However, since Indianapolis is in a timezone that's one hour ahead of Chicago when you look at your itinerary at first glance it will appear as if you arrive in Chicago before you depart Indianapolis.  When I worked in a travel agency back in the 1980s it took a better part of an hour to explain it to a particularly dense passenger.

  • 10 months ago

    ALL flight times with ALL airlines are given in the time zone of the relevant airport.

    If your flight is scheduled to leave LAX at 15:50, that means 15:50(3.50 pm) in Los Angeles.

    Whatever time they tell you it'll land in Des Moines, that time will be in Des Moines time.

    The sooner ALL travellers learn this, the better for everyone.

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  • 10 months ago

    The departure is shown in the Pacific Time Zone and the arrival in the Central Time Zone. You go by the local time of the airport listed.

  • 10 months ago

    Flight times are in the time zone of the departing city.

  • 10 months ago

    probably desmoines

  • A.J.
    Lv 7
    10 months ago

    Should be LA west coast time zone. If you provided the flight number it could be checked

  • 10 months ago

    Leaves at 3:50pm LA time. 

  • 10 months ago

    Flight departing times are always given in the time zone of the departing city.

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