WestJet, a Canadian low-cost carrier, made a major step forward today that could, once again, put Canada on the map as the trendsetter in international travel and diplomacy.

WestJet sets a new time standard. Remainder of the world to soon follow Canada's lead.

WestJet sets a new time standard. Remainder of the world to soon follow Canada’s lead.

Don’t panic… once you know the math, IT’S EASY!!

According the WestJet:

WestJet announced it is changing the way it displays its flight schedule, switching from its current system of “a.m.” and “p.m.” to metric time effective immediately.

“We hope that by converting our flight schedule to metric time, it will simplify things for our guests and ensure they arrive for their flights with lots of time to spare,” said Richard Bartrem.

How to calculate your flight’s departure in metric time:

  1. Take your departure time in 24-hour time. Represented as HR:MIN.
  2. Multiply the HR by 60.
  3. Add the MIN.
  4. Take the total and divide by 1.44.

(HR x 60) + MIN = X / 1.44 = New metric flight time (in milliminutes)

Sample calculation:
5:42 pm = 17:42
(17 x 60) + 42 = 1062 / 1.44 = 737 milliminutes

Also, WestJet is offering a promo code valid today to “Save 20% on flights to Canadian, U.S., Mexico and Caribbean destinations.”
Promo code: LOL12
Coupon code: AJ4H9GW
Book by: April 1, 2014 (11:59 p.m. MT)
Travel from: April 22 to June 25, 2014
Blackout dates from: May 15 to 20, 2014
More information here.


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