So if the flight originates back east, then flying eastward is somewhat closer. Makes me curious, but I don't have globe with me. Koichi Yasutani - a.k.a. Steve + MP Lakewood, WA U.S.A. 2010 / 11 / 21 00:16 PST On Nov 20, 2010, at 2244 , Eric Welch wrote: > From the West Coast, the shortest route (just barely) is from LAX to Hong > Kong, to Bankok to Mumbai. > > On Nov 20, 2010, at 7:08 PM, Koichi Mac wrote: > >> When we fly to India from U.S., do we fly eastward? Or does it depend >> on origin? >> >> On Nov 20, 2010, at 1556 , Eric Welch wrote: >> >>> If you shop around, you can find flights to Mumbai for under $2,500. :-D >>> >>> On Nov 20, 2010, at 3:22 PM, Dave wrote: >>> >>>> I did; just got back. It's restoring now. Lucky thing I didn'r have to go >>>> to the Dell Genius Bar. Air India wanted over eight grand just to get me >>>> there and back. There wasn't even a crowd at the GB; they called me 25 >>>> minutes early, booted it from their network, and ran tests on the main >>>> board, HD and memory. All worked fine. The problem was (by elimination) >>>> corrupted data in the boot sector. It was probably the result of doing a >>>> huge update to the OS over the wireless net. They suggested using an >>>> Ethernet cable when doing updates. >>>> >>>> Dang! That couldn't happen to a PC, could it?