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Connecting flights: FCE embarks on 5,600-km trip to Puerto Rico


How long is the road trip between Edmonton and Bayamon, Puerto Rico?

It’s the longest road trip in a North American pro sports league. At just a little more than 5,600 km, it’s about the same distance as a flight between Toronto and London, England, or a jaunt between Ottawa and Oslo, Norway.

The Eddies don’t play NASL expansion side Puerto Rico FC till Saturday; but the Eddies will embark on a 13-hour-plus trip on Wednesday. The Eddies will have Thursday and Friday to recover from the arduous journey — and to get acclimated to the Caribbean heat and humidity.

The Eddies will leave Edmonton International Airport on Wednesday at 8:30 a.m. MT, then get on a two-and-a-half-hour flight to Minneapolis.

The Eddies will spend an hour and a half waiting at the airport there. Then, around 1:45 p.m. CT, their flight to New York will depart. That three-hour flight is scheduled to get to New York at 5:45 p.m. ET.

Then, there’s a one-hour-and-45 minute wait till the team’s flight to Puerto Rico leaves from New York. From there, it’s about a four hour flight. If the flights are on time, the Eddies are set to arrive in Puerto Rico at 11:39 p.m. local time. Puerto Rico is in Atlantic Time but, because it does not observe Daylight Savings Time, it is currently only two hours ahead of Edmonton. So, 11:39 p.m. Puerto Rico time is 9:39 p.m. Edmonton time.

Wait, no Daylight Savings Time? Does that make Puerto Rico the Saskatchewan of the Caribbean?

That’s a little more than 13 hours of travel time, not including the time it takes for the Eddies to get to the airport in Edmonton, or the time it takes for them to get from the airport in San Juan to their hotels.

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  1. Kent

    August 4, 2016 at 6:40 am

    Maybe this will give a bit of motivation for the Faths to consider leaving NASL for the CPL. Hopeful thinking I know, but I’m looking for a silver lining.

    P.S. I haven’t been on the site for a little while. I like the new look!

  2. Nathan

    August 3, 2016 at 12:52 pm

    I would say its because of the big time NBA player owner of PRFC. When someone that popular/well known comes calling, you’d be hard pressed to say “nope”. Besides that, PRFC is going to have to make the same road trips too.

  3. cwell

    August 3, 2016 at 11:17 am

    What could be the economic rationale behind adding PR to the NASL? Surely the costs outweigh the benefits.

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