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1. Posted by fjaril2008 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

I don't travel much and when i do i get all confused over the time difference in different countries.
so i know this is a silly question but i really am confused over this.
what time will i arrive in Gothenburg, Sweden? in Swedish time?
is this arrival time in Sweden,, USA time? they wrote for me?
or have they put the ''real'' time ?


Departure: 02:25 PM Seattle - USA

Arrival: 09:25 AM +1 day(s) Frankfurt, Germany -


Departure: 12:25 PM Frankfurt, Germany -

Arrival: 02:00 PM Gothenburg, Sweden -


would this mean from Frankfurt 12.25 in the afternoon i will take the plane to Gothenburg
and land 2 in the afternoon in Gothenburg?


i will take the flight from Frankfurt 12 at night and land 02 in the morning in Gothenburg?

im sooooo confused...

can someone explain the time difference for my trip from USA to Sweden? and will i be in Sweden on Sunday or Monday?

Appreciate it THANKS:):):):):):)

[ Edit: Edited on May 23, 2008, at 4:12 PM by fjaril2008 ]

2. Posted by Sander (Moderator 4958 posts) 8y

All times for flights are always in the local time of the airport. So you're flying out of the USA at 14:25 Seattle time, and arriving at 09:25 Central European time the following day, which would be 01:25 in the night Seattle time (I think; plus or minus one hour, depending on if daylight savings affects it).
Then three hours later, at 12:25 German time, you fly out of Germany again, and arrive an hour and a half later in Sweden (Sweden and Germany are both on CET (Central European Time)). So that's 14:00 local time in Sweden, and would be 06:00 in the morning Seattle time - still the following day from when you left.

3. Posted by Hien (Travel Guru 3906 posts) 8y

All times and dates on flight departures and arrivals are always shown in local times of the place in reference.

So in your case, you are scheduled to arrive in Frankfurt, Germany at 9:25 am on Sunday. Then later at 12:25 pm, you will depart and land in Gothenburg, Sweden at 2:00 pm.

By the way, Germany and Sweden are in the same time zone, which is Central European Time (CET) at UTC/GMT +1 hour. But Europe observes daylight saving, so now it's on Central European Summer Time (CEST) at UTC/GMT +2.

Seattle at this time of the year is on Pacific Daylight Time (PDT) at UTC/GMT -7. So in total, the time difference between PDT and CEST is 9 hours.

4. Posted by Kiowa (Inactive 62 posts) 8y

U.S. people

5. Posted by fjaril2008 (Budding Member 2 posts) 8y

ohhhhhhh i got it now..
.i didn't knew the times are always shown at local time..
and Kiowa i know im silly...but actually im not from USA...
isnt that funny?
im originally from Sweden...

thanks for ur help
Hien and Sander!!!

6. Posted by Kiowa (Inactive 62 posts) 8y

well, then ... shame on you ! Have a good flight, check your watch and greetings to Sweden ;)