it is the headwinds and tailwinds that cause the change in travel times…
a mere 65 mph wind is more than enough to cause a difference in travel time of five hours when you are traveling long distances! Maldives to Singapore (West to East) takes 4 hours 45 minutes for both flights and Singapore to Maldives (East to West) takes 4 hours 30 minutes and 4 hours 25 minutes respectively. Flying from Singapore to the Maldives would take about an hour (including take off and landing) if the Earth were rotating under the plane.
Let’s check a flight along the equator just to be sure. The Earth is supposed to rotate at 1675km/h West to East at these locations which are 3388km apart. Going the other way, it is worse as the plane can only fly half as fast as a rotating 1675km/h Earth and so you would have to continue flying all the way around the globe East to West just to get back to Singapore. So, we have gone from 8000m to 10,675m altitude and still the Earth does not move under our feet.
If we go any higher there won’t be many air molecules left to be magically Velcroed to the solid Earth’s surface by a mystical and yet unknown force which there must be for heliocentric theory to exist. As mentioned in my first post on the mysterious disappearing stars at high altitude, amateurs can now send weather balloons up into the stratosphere as high as 36,000m.
But as no such difference in the direction of the tube is required, the conclusion is unavoidable, that in six months a given meridian upon the Earth’s surface does not move a single yard, and therefore, that the Earth has not the slightest degree of orbital motion.