FOUCAULT PENDULUMS AROUND THE WORLD
Back in Los Angeles, Eloise Hawking takes the assembled Oceanic 6 survivors and Ben down into the secret chamber under that church she's always haunting. She lets them into a chamber with a Foucault Pendulum inside. She explains that this is the method used to locate the island, and that they have less than 36 hours until the window closes.
We always knew those pendulums were nifty, but who knew they could find mysterious islands? Lots of museums and colleges around the U.S. have working Foucault pendulums. For a complete list, click here. If you're in the LA area, like the Oceanic 6, you can find them at Griffith Observatory and the Occidental College Physics Department.
So, the pendulum and Mrs. Hawking have determined that in order to get back to the island, the gang must take Ajira Airways flight 316 from LAX to Guam. In reality, this is a 17 hour flight that includes at least one stop - and no commercial airlines currently operate the route with a Boeing 737 as seen in this episode. Also, if you're in the market for 78 seats on the same flight, you might want to look into group sales discounts available on most carriers.
SHIPPING THE DECEASED
You may be surprised to learn that lots of commercial flights transport human remains on a daily basis. Most major carriers have a set of established guidelines and fees for the transportation of the deceased. American Airlines spells it out efficiently on their website, but we want to know if you get frequent flier miles for that?!