I was trying to get the lowest triangle fare from Washington, D.C. to California and was working through the possibilities with a ticket agent for a major airline. At one point she explained, "Well, of course, the nonstop LA to Washington fare is higher than the nonstop Washington to LA fare, since the trip is longer." Stunned, I managed to ask, "Do you mean to say it's further from Los Angeles to Washington than it is from Washington to Los Angeles?" She replied brightly, "Oh, much further! According to all the schedules, nonstop LA to Washington takes about *six hours more* than nonstop Washington to LA."
(From the "Rest" of RHF)