Helaine spoke to Stef a little while ago. They were on their way to the airport. Roxie took a pill and a half which hasn’t taken effect yet. Uh oh. Earlier Helaine saw Stef’s Chicago flight was the continuation of a Sydney/Los Angeles.
“It’s running an hour early,” she said.
It’s not quite that simple, because other than the flight number these seem like two totally separate flights. The Sydney/Los Angeles leg is aboard a 747. Los Angeles to Chicago is on an A320.
Why does United present it this way? Is it so they can claim ‘direct’ Australia/Chicago service? I don’t know.
In the meantime I’m hoping Roxie sleeps coast-to-coast.