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Make Calendar understand flight times across time zones?

1234 Views 6 Replies Latest reply: Jan 30, 2014 2:32 PM by Canada Mike RSS
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May 31, 2013 8:04 PM

Whenever I fly between time zones, I like to enter enter my departure and arrival times into my calendar using local time. Unfortunately, this means that sometimes my ending time for the flight will be earlier than the starting time, and Calendar doesn't seem to like time traveling.


I've turned on time zone support and I see an option called "floating" time zone, which I think may be the answer, but every time I select it it just snaps back to one of the other time zones. Anyone know how to get these sorts of flight times into Calendar?

OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)

    Only way I have found is to convert the scheduled times to my east coast time zone and then turn on time zone support...that way it corrects the times to what the itinerary shows...have to fool it into doing what I want.

  • Ralph Landry1 Level 7 Level 7 (28,815 points)

    Not that I have found to one who has had to travel a great deal it is frustrating to have to fool the system or keep a copy of the itinerary loaded.  It doesn't seem like it would be that hard to create a "smart" system that would translate times entered into actual location times rather than where you are when entering them.

  • o_m_r Level 1 Level 1 (0 points)

    Wondering if anyone has any actual solution to this?

    Is this realy just a flaw in and has never been addressed in all the time OS X (not to mention OS's prior and/or iCal) has existed?
    Is there no official Apple solution?

  • joseli Calculating status...

    I wish Apple would say something about this issue--better yet, I wish they would pay attention to the community discussions and FIX it!  I just ran into this problem but reading through Apple Support Communities I realize it's an issue that has affected many, many people for years and OS after OS and Apple does not seem to care or want to address it.  Worse--from what I've read in the community posts, it has actually become more complicated with iCloud and Maverick (!!!)  How ridiculous (does anyone think it's actually helpful?!) can it be that all your appointments change time when you change time zones?!?!  Please, Apple--do something about this!

  • Canada Mike Level 1 Level 1 (15 points)

    What they need is a special function ADD FLIGHT, and if time zone support is on, it allows you to put the beginning and end of the even in different zones. As far as I can see the only way to deal with it now is to make your DEPARTURE and ARRIVAL separate events. This allows you to put them in different time zones. Annoying, but it should work.






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