Even flying at an average speed of over 500 mph it’s going to take 12 hours to get from Chicago to Tokyo. Chicago to Sydney? A short jaunt from Chicago to Toronto, 11 hours from Toronto to Sydney and an extended layover between connecting flights. Filling your carry-on bag with in-flight essentials is the first step to a comfortable, less stressful hop across the International Date Line.
International Travel Essentials: To Make the Long Flight Manageable