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The Bellinghman
Date: 2007-08-08 15:51
Subject: New shiny approaches
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Hmm, it seems to be here.

Package Progress 
Location 	Date 	Local Time 	Description 
EAST MIDLANDS AIRPOR,
GB 	08/08/2007 	15:10 	IN TRANSIT 
PHILADELPHIA,
PA,  US 	08/08/2007 	10:09 	DEPARTURE SCAN 
	08/08/2007 	1:36 	EXPORT SCAN 
I'm quite amused by the latest two times. 10:09 local time Philadelphia is 15:09 local time East Midlands. So the apparent time taken to cross the Atlantic is 1 minute.

Either that, or the actual time is between 01:36 and 10:09 Philadelphia time, which is much more plausible. 8.5 hours from being scanned aboard an aircraft to being scanned out of it at the far end is very plausible indeed.
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The Bellinghman
User: bellinghman
Date: 2007-08-08 16:45 (UTC)
Subject: (no subject)
It'd be useful if the relevant page actually described what the statuses actually mean.

It's possible after all that it was been sitting waiting for a plane for 8.5 hours, and that the latest time stamp is actually that of take-off. So that'd be a notional 1 minute transfer, with the 'IN TRANSIT' meaning that it's still actually over the Atlantic.

Anyway up, it won't get to the office (its delivery address) before tomorrow.
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