“Lost” Fans Rejoice: Book A Seat On Your Very Own Doomed Flight!

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

So I may be a little out of the loop with popular culture, but there’s apparently this show that’s quite popular with the kids these days called “Lost,” which revolves around some sort of plane crash in the Pacific Ocean. (Give me a break, I don’t have a lot of time for T.V. watching. Who do you think runs this site, a group of elves working in my basement? Actually, not a bad idea . . . but I digress.)

Okay, I do know the show, and it seems the world’s pretty psyched it’s starting up its last season tonight. In honor of this, some engineers over at Kayak.com, the travel search site, decided to include a little nod and a wink to the hardcore fans, and included a search result for Oceanic Airlines flight 815 when searching for one-way flights from Sydney to Los Angeles on September 22, 2010.

And as CNET reports, for the true fan, the following apparently means something: “[T]he pricing of the flight [is] $4,815.16 airfare, $23.42 in taxes and fees. Yup, that’d be the sequence of numbers that continually appears on “Lost”: 4-8-15-16-23-42. The flight is also listed as 10 hours, 8 minutes long, which is definitely a nod to the sum of those numbers (108), considering an actual nonstop flight from Sydney to Los Angeles is somewhere between 13 and 14 hours.”

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