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Around The World In The Least # Of Segments  
User currently offlineTennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 399 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5576 times:
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What is the least number of segments that, if put together, would get you around the world. For me it is 3. They are:

ATL-DXB -> DL 8
DXB-ICN -> KE 952
ICN-ATL -> KE 035

Several rules to follow:

1. All filghts must be in the same direction. Either east or west
2. You must start and end at your hometown airport.
3. All flights do not have to be taken on the same trip.

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User currently offlineGemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5607 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5575 times:



Quoting Tennis69 (Thread starter):
What is the least number of segments that, if put together, would get you around the world. For me it is 3. They are:

ATL-DXB -> DL 8
DXB-ICN -> KE 952
ICN-ATL -> KE 035

Several rules to follow:

1. All filghts must be in the same direction. Either east or west
2. You must start and end at your hometown airport.
3. All flights do not have to be taken on the same trip.

This is NOT offically an "around the world" flight. To be around the world according to FAI rules you have to cross the equator TWICE to qualify.

Try NZ: AKL-LAX-LHR-HKG-AKL OR QF/BA/AA: SYD/MEL-LAX-LHR-(SIN/BKK/HKG)-SYD/MEL.

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User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 2, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5572 times:
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Quoting Tennis69 (Thread starter):

1. All filghts must be in the same direction. Either east or west
2. You must start and end at your hometown airport.
3. All flights do not have to be taken on the same trip.

That's difficult for my home airport...

HAM-EWR-SIN-FRA-HAM.... With CO to EWR, SQ to SIN, LH to FRA and HAM Big grin

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User currently offlineTennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 399 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5564 times:
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Quoting Gemuser (Reply 1):
This is NOT offically an "around the world" flight. To be around the world according to FAI rules you have to cross the equator TWICE to qualify.

All I said was "around the world". I said nothing about meeting any official rules or guidelines.

I am in awe of, and, very impresed with, your vast knowledge on the subject. I bow to your expertise. In case you have not figured it out yet - I am a smart ass!!


User currently offlineDABZF From Germany, joined Mar 2004, 1200 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (6 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5542 times:

I could make it in 3 legs as well... although this will not qualify the for the "real" round the world trip...

HEL-NRT AY073/08JUL 1720 0855+1 (09:35 hours)
NRT-JFK JL006/09JUL 1100 1045 (12:45hours)
JFK-HEL AY006/09JUL 1745 0850+1 (08:05 hours)
...

HEL-HEL time 39:30 hours - and it's really possible
I think I will try sometimes

For the "real" round the world trip I could take
HEL-BKK/ICN/NRT/HKG-AKL-LHR-HEL or
HEL-BKK/ICN/NRT/HKG-SYD-JFK-HEL

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User currently offlineQantasistheway From Australia, joined May 2008, 309 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (6 years 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5524 times:

For your criteria:

LHR-LAX on NZ
LAX-MEL on QF
MEL-LHR via HKG on QF


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (6 years 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

YVR-SYD Air canada
Sydney-LHR on Qantas or British Airways
LHR-YVR Air Canada

EWR-SIN
SIN-LHR
SIN-EWR


User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3299 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (6 years 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5483 times:
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Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 2):
EWR-SIN

You'd have to go the other way, as SIN-EWR and EWR-SIN both go east-bound.

Along the same lines...

Quoting YULYMX (Reply 6):
EWR-SIN
SIN-LHR
SIN-EWR

No need to stop in LHR. Can just do SIN-EWR-SIN.


For me, I'm closest to EWR so it's also EWR-SIN-EWR, though if I used JFK I'd probably do JFK-DXB-HKG-JFK

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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24786 posts, RR: 22
Reply 8, posted (6 years 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5456 times:



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 7):
Quoting WILCO737 (Reply 2):
EWR-SIN

You'd have to go the other way, as SIN-EWR and EWR-SIN both go east-bound.

Not always. Depending on winds, I believe they frequently use the polar route from EWR to SIN where they go almost due north over the North Pole and down across Russia and China. That would hardly qualify as around the world.


User currently offlineUsAirways16bwi From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1004 posts, RR: 4
Reply 9, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5449 times:

goiong west-

BWI-SEA on Airtran 737NG
SEA-NRT on United 772
NRT-LHR on British Airways 744
LHR-BWI on British Airways 763

going east-

BWI-LHR on British Airways 763
LHR-ICN on Korean Air 744
ICN-LAS on Korean Air 772
LAS-BWI on US Airways A319


User currently offlineSurfpunk From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 241 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 5448 times:

For me, it would be:

MSP-NRT
NRT-LHR (or NRT-AMS, or NRT-CDG)
LHR/AMS/CDG-MSP


User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8892 posts, RR: 12
Reply 11, posted (6 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

Out of BOS -

BA BOS-LHR / BA LHR-NRT / AA NRT-ORD / AA ORD-BOS

Don't think it can be done on 3 legs at all

Out of MHT -

CO MHT-EWR / CO EWR-BOM / CX BOM-HKG / CO HKG-EWR / CO EWR-BOS

Out of LAS -

KE LAS-ICN / KE ICN-LHR / BA LHR-MAN / BD MAN-LAS
If you count the same city, you can knock it down to three: KE LAS-ICN / KE ICN-LHR / VS LGW-LAS (change airports in London).


User currently offlineVN777 From Vietnam, joined Nov 2007, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (6 years 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 5436 times:

From HAN you need 4.
HAN-CDG on VN
CDG-ORD on AA
ORD-NRT on AA
NRT-HAN on VN

If I want to cross the equator I need 5:
HAN-SGN on VN
SGN-SYD on VN
SYD-LAX on UA
LAX-FRA on UA
FRA-HAN on VN


User currently offlineYULYMX From Canada, joined May 2006, 977 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 5409 times:

ORD-HKG
HKG-LHR
LHR-ORD


User currently offlineBullpitt From Spain, joined Mar 2004, 871 posts, RR: 8
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 week 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 5401 times:

I have done MAD-JNB-SYD-SCL-MAD on IB, QF, LA


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User currently offlineAirStairs From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 487 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 week 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 5357 times:

PHX would be boring; LAX though is my secondary home airport and I would mix it up and go:

LAX-FRA LH
FRA-CAN LH
CAN-LAX CZ

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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17050 posts, RR: 10
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

For me it would be:

ARN-BKK TG
BKK-LAX TG
LAX-LHR BA
LHR-ARN BA



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User currently offlineAg92 From India, joined Jul 2006, 1317 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5340 times:

SIN - EWR - SIN because the SIN-EWR and the return flight both take an Eastern Route

User currently offlineWILCO737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8967 posts, RR: 76
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 16 hours ago) and read 5337 times:
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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 8):
Not always. Depending on winds, I believe they frequently use the polar route from EWR to SIN where they go almost due north over the North Pole and down across Russia and China. That would hardly qualify as around the world.



Quoting Ag92 (Reply 17):
SIN - EWR - SIN because the SIN-EWR and the return flight both take an Eastern Route

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User currently offlineHenkybaby From Netherlands, joined May 2008, 593 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5329 times:

AMS-LAX-NRT-AMS

Short route, short message.



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User currently offlineAjd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5324 times:

LPL-LHR-SIN-LAX-LHR-LPL

Not really a good place to start....


User currently offlineZBBYLW From Canada, joined Nov 2006, 1982 posts, RR: 6
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

YVR-LHR AC
LHR-HKG CX
HKG-YVR AC



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User currently offlineTP727 From Brazil, joined May 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 5292 times:

Hello everyone,

What about: KE GRU-ICN (only 1 flight number for the entire journey, although it stops in LAX), than, EK ICN-DXB, and the same airline DXB-GRU.

Cannot think of any other way of doing it, the way you proposed, in less segments.

Via Europe, there would be an stop in Asia, than an stop in the US or Canada, and the same going via JNB.

Be safe.

Gilson.


User currently offlineAnalog From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 1900 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5290 times:



Quoting Gemuser (Reply 1):
To be around the world according to FAI rules you have to cross the equator TWICE to qualify.

Kudos to anyone who can do it crossing only once and return home.


User currently offlineEWRCabincrew From United States of America, joined May 2006, 5523 posts, RR: 56
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

EWR-DEL - CO
DEL-SIN - SQ
SIN-EWR - SQ

Seems like quite a few possiblies with this one, with a bit of imagination and time.

Although I got it down to two flight numbers:

AKL-LHR Flight 2 (stops in LAX)
LHR-AKL Flight 38 (stops in HKG)



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25 Analog : I think I want to start a new thread: Around the World in the MOST Number of Segments in 5 days. Maybe a budget limit. or perhaps a way without touchi
26 PDXtriple7 : PDX-NRT NW NRT-AMS NW/KLM AMS-PDX NW or PDX-NRT NW NRT-FRA Lufthansa FRA-PDX Lufthansa from RDU: RDU-LHR AA LHR-ICN BA/Korean ICN-ATL DL ATL-RDU DL
27 Jgarrido : Since there aren't any rules or guidelines would this count?: GUM-NRT-YVR-LHR-NRT-GUM At 18487mi that's the definitely going the "short way" around th
28 B747forever : From BMA it would be BMA-BRU SN BRU-ORD AA ORD-DEL AA DEL-BRU 9W BRU-BMA SN
29 Viscount724 : Everyone has been giving RTW examples involving the Northern Hemisphere. It's also possible to do it staying south of the equator all the way and usin
30 Ag92 : Not a frequent traveler by any means, but when my father took it, he said he was shocked to find that outwards went over the Pacific but return was o
31 ERJ135 : Not yet but soon, SYD-LAX Qantas LAX-DXB Emirates, this flight does not yet operate but will DXB-SYD Emirates again. Currently with 4 carriers SYD-LAX
32 AustrianZRH : Let's see. Inofficial mode: ZRH-SIN SQ, SIN-EWR SQ, EWR-ZRH CO, so 3 legs Official mode: ZRH-SIN SQ, SIN-AKL SQ, AKL-LAX NZ, LAX-ZRH LX, so 4 legs
33 Soups : ACC-JFK-LAX-SYD-JNB-ACC ACC=DXB-NRT-JFK-ACC
34 KPWM : From PWM: Many Options all with 5 legs. PWM-ORD (UA) ORD-HKG (UA) HKG-LHR (CX) LHR-JFK (BA, VS ...) JFK-PWM (B6) or PWM-ATL (DL) ATL-DXB (DL) DXB-ICN
35 CO787EWR : EWR->HKG CO HKG->LHR BA/CX LHR->EWR BA/CO
36 QXatFAT : From my hometown airport: FAT-SFO UAx SFO-NRT UA NRT-LHR BA LHR-SFO UA SFO-FAT UAx
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