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User currently offlineVasu From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 3861 posts, RR: 0
Posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 2919 times:

Just a quick question... I hope it makes sense!

Are there any/many flights out there that don't have a direct return flight with the same airline? As in, where a flight goes directly from A to B, but not (directly) from B to A?

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User currently offlineLuka From Serbia, joined Aug 2006, 185 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2896 times:

From BEG Jat flies to Malta but there is no return flight. Instead it goes to Tripoli and then straight to Belgrade, so if you want to go from Malta to BEG you have to go via Tripoli or another city.

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Air Mauritius operates once a week GVA-MRU nonstop. The return flight operates MRU-FRA-GVA. For FRA passengers, it's the opposite where the soutbhound flight stops at GVA and the northbound flight is nonstop. However, the flights are still "direct" meaning "same aircraft" but they are not nonstop in both directions. The "direct" definition includes flights that make intermediate stops.

User currently offlineRichardw From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 3746 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2875 times:

Aircraft may do this, but the flight may not be available to passengers ie U2 SXF-LGW-VCE-SXF

I think there are more U2 examples including maintenance swap overs for the A320s.

TG may have done BKK-SYD-AKL-BKK in the past.

Also may occur at the summer/winter and winter/summer timetable change overs.

[Edited 2010-01-04 13:26:07 by richardw]

User currently offlineANITIX87 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 3300 posts, RR: 13
Reply 4, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2875 times:
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These are called Triangle Routes, and there are several, though I can't name any with 100% certainty. I believe CDG-LAX-PPT-CDG is one, but it MAY go back to LAX before going to France. I know KLM's AMS-SXM-___-AMS is another, though I don't remember where the stop is.

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User currently offlineDavid_itl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2001, 7363 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2838 times:
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Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
As in, where a flight goes directly from A to B, but not (directly) from B to A?

Like KEF-MAN-GLA-KEF by FI?


User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24906 posts, RR: 22
Reply 6, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 2820 times:



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
I know KLM's AMS-SXM-___-AMS is another, though I don't remember where the stop is.

Either CUR (Curacao) or BON (Boinaire) depending on the day of the week


User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 516 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2812 times:

Monarch are operating the following during the Winter using A330s;

LGW-UVF-BGI-LGW
LGW-TAB-GND-LGW

These are regualarly operated in the summer;

LGW-VOL-JSI-LGW A321-200
MAN-VOL-JSI-MAN B757-200

You will also find that a lot of European charter carriers operate triangular long haul routings. For example, I know that Condor operate the following;

FRA-MRU-SEZ-FRA B767-300

Thomson Airlines and Thomas Cook will also be operating triangular flights, most likely through Caribbean islands, especially Cuba and the Dominican Republic.

Virgin Atlantic are another airline that I belive operate triangles through the Caribbean.

I'm also booked on a tringular routing for February. To travel from Buenos Aires to Ushuaia, I am flying the following;
AEP-USH
and
USH-FTE-AEP
These flights are with Lan Argentina.

[Edited 2010-01-04 14:28:29]


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User currently offlineLTU932 From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 13864 posts, RR: 50
Reply 8, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 2801 times:



Quoting Vasu (Thread starter):
Are there any/many flights out there that don't have a direct return flight with the same airline?

They're called "triangular flights", because the flight path would resemble more a triangle.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11616 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (4 years 6 months 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 2780 times:

Syrian Air's old DAM-MAN-LHR-DAM service comes to mind, it may have routed in reverse order, and I'm not sure if it still flies TBH. They also have some similar routes involving BEY, LTK and ALP.

Air Southwest fly most of their routes in triangular formation, but all of them (IIRC) flip back now and again, meaning direct flights are available in both directions.

AeroSvit do something like KBP-SOF-BEG-KBP.

There are hundreds really.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32620 posts, RR: 72
Reply 10, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 2609 times:

AA has daily Miami-Salvador-Recife-Miami and daily (soon 2x daily) Miami-La Paz-Santa Cruz-Miami. In the case of the Bolivia route, La Paz' altitude does not allow an aircraft to take off and make it non-stop to Miami.

United has Chicago-Maui-Kona-Chicago. The runway at Maui combined with the equipment used does not allow the plane to make it non-stop to O'Hare.

JALWays has Tokyo-Kona-Honolulu-Tokyo.

EVA will soon have Taipei-Toronto-Anchorage-Taipei.



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User currently offlineSA7700 From South Africa, joined Dec 2003, 3431 posts, RR: 26
Reply 11, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2579 times:
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On another note.... SA flies JNB-DKR-JFK-JNB on a daily basis.


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User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 2578 times:

CX HKG-ADL is direct while their return goes ADL-MEL-HKG.

User currently offlineLHRBFSTrident From UK - Northern Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 2561 times:



Quoting ANITIX87 (Reply 4):
I believe CDG-LAX-PPT-CDG

PPT-CDG is an awfully long flight - I believe both TN and AF fly via LAX in both directions



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User currently offlineDirectorguy From Egypt, joined Jul 2008, 1652 posts, RR: 11
Reply 14, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 2546 times:

KLM has several triangular ME routings such as AMS-BAH-AUH-AMS or AMS-BAH-DOH-AMS etc. (they may have been changed/suspended though). They're not entirely uncommon.
Another one is BA's LCY-SNN-JFK-LCY service.


User currently offlineBNAOWB From United States of America, joined Dec 2009, 396 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 2542 times:

Westbound PR flights LAX-MNL and SFO-MNL have technical stops in GUM. Eastbound PR flights MNL-LAX and MNL-SFO are nonstop.

User currently offlineSignol From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2007, 2997 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (4 years 6 months 2 weeks 6 days ago) and read 2533 times:

TP fly LIS - MPM - JNB - LIS.

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