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Flying Purely For The Flight (not Destination)  
User currently offlineJawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4052 times:

I'm considering flying somewhere random just to do an interesting trip report. Do you guys have any suggestions for interesting routes? I'm sure that SFO to JFK on NWA is not going to be particularly exciting. Again, I'm looking for interesting flight routes on an interesting airline, which is not necessarily the same thing as just going to interesting destinations.

[Edited 2007-11-22 21:35:08]

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User currently offlineKstatepilot From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4022 times:

What I like to do is a flight in an aircraft I've never been before. There was a TR earlier this week where a guy flew on a 727 from LAS to TUL (or was it OKC)

Maybe try that


User currently offlineXJRamper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 2, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 4015 times:

If you have the money, fly into Orlando. Half way between Tampa and Orlando there is a place called Fantasy of Flight. You cannot miss it, its right off of I-4. I don't know how much it costs but you can get a bi-plane ride or a balloon ride.

Also this sounds more geared for Av polls and prefs.

XJR



Look ma' no hands!
User currently onlineWesternA318 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 5681 posts, RR: 24
Reply 3, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3941 times:



Quoting Jawed (Thread starter):
I'm sure that SFO to JFK on NWA is not going to be particularly exciting.

Try SFO-JFK on VA!!



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User currently offlineSan747 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 4943 posts, RR: 12
Reply 4, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3930 times:

It'll be interesting if you fly a new airline, aircraft type or to a new destination.


Scotty doesn't know...
User currently offlineMadameConcorde From San Marino, joined Feb 2007, 10899 posts, RR: 37
Reply 5, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 18 hours ago) and read 3870 times:

I would have recommended the Concorde experience but the Ladies are no longer flying...  Sad

You should go on the Singapore Airlines A380 from Singapore to Sydney with the return flight.

Do one flight on the main deck and one on the upper deck. Choose window seats. There is no surcharge in Economy.
This is the very best Economy Class I have ever been in through all my years of flying.



There was a better way to fly it was called Concorde
User currently offlineBNE From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 3183 posts, RR: 12
Reply 6, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3746 times:

Singapore Airlines A380 flight Singapore to Sydney and return is a good one,

Last month I flew from Cairns to Townsville via Mt Isa just to get on the ATR42.

ATR-42 flys Mt Isa Cairns.



Why fly non stop when you can connect
User currently offlineAlexEU From Serbia, joined Oct 2007, 1817 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3732 times:

Where ever you fly, you could also visit the destinations. It doesn't cost you a lot to go out of airport  Smile
I understand your need, but if you are already spending the money, why not see the place?

If I was you (living in USA), i would probably go for NW DC-9  Big grin


User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3715 times:



Quoting MadameConcorde (Reply 5):
I would have recommended the Concorde experience but the Ladies are no longer flying...

You should go on the Singapore Airlines A380 from Singapore to Sydney with the return flight.



Quoting BNE (Reply 6):
Singapore Airlines A380 flight Singapore to Sydney and return is a good one,

I'm sure those would be very cheap trips considering the OP lives in the USA  Wink


I know I'll look like an idiot saying it in light of my above comment, but it seems the TR's of flights in premium cabins seem to get the most views. So, if you're after the "popularity factor" with your TR, fly somewhere in First Class (or Business).

Also, there are already like 11x TR's running about SQ A380 flights, so another would just be a boring addition to the forum. If you want to get a ton of hits, try to get on something like an L-1011, DC8, 707 (Iran has the last couple I think), DC10, etc etc.


User currently offlineBMED From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2004, 860 posts, RR: 6
Reply 9, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3671 times:

I did EDI - INV just to fly on the SAAB 340 and also Loganair. Spent a couple of hours in INV whilr waiting for the train and then headed back. couldn't afford at the time a return.


Living the jetset life! No better way to be
User currently offlineBok269 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 2104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 10 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3667 times:

EAS routes have always interested me. What about AS in the far North of Alaska or out in the Aleutian Islands? IN keeping in line with what Transpac787 said, you could fly FIrst class to one of the smaller AS destinations. THat would make for an interesting report. A comparo of interisland service in Hawaii would be cool, but getting there could be expensive.


"Reality is wrong, dreams are for real." -Tupac
User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3640 times:

I love doing that.
Plans for DEC include
AKL-HKG this weekend.
AKL-SYD
possibly one more, maybe NRT,LAX,YVR

I could well change my plans, but the idea for those destinations is to spend 1 night and see everything I can before coming home.


User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 12, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 3613 times:

Oh, I've done several "for love of flying" trips...I was constantly on the go, never had a hotel anywhere...

MSY-IAD-LAX-SEA-MCO-IAH-MSY
MSY-ORD-DUB-LHR-ORD-MSY
MSY-IAH-HNL-IAH-MSY
MSY-CLT-SFO-ATL-MSY
and others.

My advise: go to orbitz.com, enter the multi city option, and just put in random city pairs. I saw one the other day that I was tempted to get: ATL-FRA-SFO-PHL-ATL for less than a normal roundtrip ATL-FRA.


User currently offlineJawed From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 482 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (6 years 10 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3592 times:

MSYtristar, so you actually flew MSY-ORD-DUB-LHR-ORD-MSY without any hotels in between? So you were on various planes, or at airports for the whole time? Wow... that takes some endurance!

User currently offlineOsprey88 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 330 posts, RR: 1
Reply 14, posted (6 years 10 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 3564 times:

I'll throw out some flights I would like to take some time, most of them in the North of Canada.

7F-- YUL-Kuujjuaq on a 722 Combi
7F or 5T--YFB (Iquliut)-YRT (Rankin Inlet)-YZF on a 732

Believe it or not, both of these carriers will serve hot meals on these flights so you will get even better service then most domestic US or Canadian carriers!



"Reading departure signs in some big airports reminds me of the places I've been"
User currently offlineMSYtristar From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 6570 posts, RR: 50
Reply 15, posted (6 years 10 months 11 hours ago) and read 3507 times:



Quoting Jawed (Reply 13):
So you were on various planes, or at airports for the whole time? Wow... that takes some endurance!

Yeah, the whole trip took about 32 hours. I was just in airports and airplanes. I guess i'm crazy.


User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 16, posted (6 years 10 months 6 hours ago) and read 3498 times:
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Strange flights:

- LB flight from MAD to VVI in a L10 aircraft (when I had the chance to reach the destination in an A7 313);
- EO flight from BRU to FIH in a L10 aircraft (when I had the chance to reach the destination in a SN 333).
- BA flight from GLA to BRR in a DH6 aircraft (I wanted to know what was to land in a beach...)
- Saha Air from IKA to KIH in a 703 (amazing flight in the last Boeing 707 scheduled passenger flight)

(...)

And this Christmas, my wife and I, will spend our last days of holidays and the last 2007 and new 2008 days at La Gomera (one of the small islands of Canary archipelago).

We will fly to TFN with XG in a 320 and then we will take a BEH aircraft of NT to GMZ. Will be a short flight but I promise to make a trip report if I have free time.

Regards,

Gerard



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User currently offlineAerorobNZ From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 3470 times:

I just booked a business class round trip for the day.
29NOV07 AKL-HKG NZ39 744
30NOV07 HKG-AKL NZ82 772


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