The total flight duration from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles, CA is 16 hours, 22 minutes.
This assumes an average flight speed for a commercial airliner of 500 mph, which is equivalent to 805 km/h or 434 knots. It also adds an extra 30 minutes for take-off and landing. Your exact time may vary depending on wind speeds.
If you're planning a trip, remember to add more time for the plane to taxi between the gate and the airport runway. This measurement is only for the actual flying time. You should also factor in airport wait times and possible equipment or weather delays. If you're trying to figure out what time you'll arrive at the destination, you may want to see if there's a time difference between Melbourne, Australia and Los Angeles, CA.
The calculation of flight time is based on the straight line flight distance from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles, CA ("as the crow flies"), which is about 7,931 miles or 12 764 kilometers.
Your trip begins in Melbourne, Australia.
It ends in Los Angeles, California.
Your flight direction from Melbourne, Australia to Los Angeles, CA is Northeast (65 degrees from North).
The flight time calculator measures the average flight duration between points. It uses the great circle formula to compute the travel mileage.
Sometimes a highly anticipated vacation can be dampened by an unpleasant long-haul flight. There are many ways to make your air travel more comfortable. Qantas airlines, one of the four airlines that flies directly from Melbourne to Los Angeles offers the following advice for air travelers:
•Drink water and juices frequently, drink coffee and tea in moderation since these drinks dehydrates the body.
•Remove contact lens and wear eyeglasses.
•Use skin moisturizers to refresh skin.
•Avoid overeating before and during flight.
•Wear compression stockings to improve circulation if you have the tendency of swelling ankles and feet.
•Move your legs and feet for three to four minutes per hour while seated.
•Move about the cabin or do light exercises like ankle circles, foot pumps, knee lifts, neck roll, knee to chest, shoulder roll and forward flex.
•If you are susceptible to motion sickness during air turbulence try to keep your eyes fixed on a non-moving object or consult a doctor before traveling for appropriate medications.
For details info on your inflight comfort check out Qantas.com.au.
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