Re: [LEAPSECS] 24:00 versus 00:00

From: John Cowan <cowan_at_CCIL.ORG>
Date: Fri, 17 Feb 2006 07:55:09 -0500

Clive D.W. Feather scripsit:

> However, London Underground does print 24:00 on a ticket issued at
> midnight, and in fact continues up to 27:30 (such tickets count as being
> issued on the previous day for validity purposes, and this helps to
> reinforce it).

Airlines in the U.S., where the double-12-hour clock prevails everywhere
except in the military, avoid arrival or departure times of midnight
so that there is no ambiguity about what "12:00 AM Wednesday" means
(is it 0000 or 2400?).

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