Wednesday, October 14, 2015

Seth Cohen's Computer: Distance from Newport Beach, California to Portland, Oregon?

In season 2 episode 1 "The Distance" (how appropriate), we face many new changes in The O.C universe. One of the main changes are the locations of Seth and Ryan. Seth ended up moving to Portland, Oregon with Luke and his dad Carson after his boat trip went south. Ryan moved back to Chino with Theresa and her mom working a blue collar construction job, getting prepared for their bundle of joy on the way. All the while Sandy and Kirsten are still in good ole Newport undergoing house renovations.

Kirsten urges Sandy to get Seth back home, which causes a little riff between their parenting styles. Sandy being the more hippie flower child, happy go lucky, "the door is always open" type and Kirsten being the brute force, "it doesn't matter what Seth wants he's coming home!" type. 

Long story short Sandy meets up with a scruffy Ryan Atwood while he's working his construction job in Chino. Sandy lays down a proposal for them both to fly to Portland, Oregon one-two punch style in a chance to get Seth to come back home thus creating peace for Kirsten and Sandy. Ryan looking unsure by the proposal, Sandy hands Ryan a direct all inclusive round trip ticket just in case he wants to help but if not its all good (Sandy gets great fare).

Thanks to Seth Cohen's computer research we see that the distance from LAX (Los Angeles Airport) to PDX (Portland Oregon Airport) is a little over 1,000 miles. It would take a total of 15 hours if driven straight through (and two broken axles) but to fly only 2 hours and 25 minutes! In the show Sandy and Ryan seem to arrive in lightning speed but that's Hollywood for ya. Roughly only 200 dollars per trip, that is nice Sandy my friend, nice fare indeed. Then if you factor in 2004 price inflation from now, were talking around 250 dollars per trip. So in other words chump change for the Cohen's, basically the cost of a hair treatment for Kirsten! 

Where to find: 
Season 2 Episode 1 "The Distance" 

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