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Unique Flights Around The World?  
User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6190 times:

Hi guys apologies if this is in the wrong thread but I wanted to know where to get information on unique flights. Flights that others wouldn't normally think of except A.netters.

E.g. KU from FRA to GVA
PK from AMS to IST

If any of you have any other ones as I'm sure there are thousands more, it would be great to share them

Thanks

Sandeep (AI151)


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User currently offlineuaeflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6146 times:

SQ from DXB to CAI
MH from DXB to BEY
AI from LHR to JFK


User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6094 times:

Hi uaeflyer,

thanks for you response.

Quoting uaeflyer (Reply 1):
AI from LHR to JFK

I don't think AI flies this route anymore. I did this in 2006 as it was the cheapest J class ticket at £990, but you get what you pay for.

The SQ looks like a good one.

Sandeep (AI151)



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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1247 posts, RR: 1
Reply 3, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 6010 times:

LAN JFK-YYZ

AF MIA-PTP (though I'm not sure if this is still running)



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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 4, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5995 times:

thanks planeguy727, funnily enough I found another one I travelled before on CX from DXB to BAH


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User currently offlinesurfandsnow From United States of America, joined Jan 2009, 2865 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5926 times:

Unfortunately these flights are becoming rarer and rarer these days, as escalating cost pressures make most multi-stop flights unviable. Moreover, the increasing prevalence of LCCs (especially on int'l and longer haul flights) and open sky agreements have made many segments far more competitive than in the past. Most of the remaining "unique flights" can be found to/from/between slot-restricted congested airports (i.e. KU on JFK-LHR, KE on LAX-NRT), on segments that are still restricted by bilaterals (this is why you still see so many tags by foreign carriers in Asia), or out of sheer operating necessity due to the vast distances between the airline's hub and intended destination (JL on JFK-GRU, VS on HKG-SYD, SQ on SFO-ICN, NZ on LAX-LHR, etc.). Finally, you also see airlines still operating relatively short flights that are holdovers from a bygone era (i.e. CX on DXB-BOM, KE on LAX-NRT, NZ on LAX-RAR).


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User currently offlineFlySSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7412 posts, RR: 57
Reply 6, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5875 times:

Quoting planeguy727 (Reply 3):
AF MIA-PTP (though I'm not sure if this is still running)

It's still running ...
But Air France flying from a French city (PTP) to MIA, what is so "unique" about it ?



Quoting AI151 (Thread starter):
KU from FRA to GVA
PK from AMS to IST
Quoting uaeflyer (Reply 1):
SQ from DXB to CAI
MH from DXB to BEY
AI from LHR to JFK

AF on BKK-SGN
AF on BKK-HAN
AI on CDG-EWR


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5819 times:

My favorite that is still active is MH from CPT to EZE. Flew this route once and it was quite fun to get a taste of Malaysia, a country I love, from Africa to South America.

User currently offlinelonghauler From Canada, joined Mar 2004, 4972 posts, RR: 42
Reply 8, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5775 times:

In the early 1980's, LY from BRU-LHR, just to fly on a B720B.

(who wouldn't?)



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User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 9, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5765 times:

SQ flies MAN-MUC with its 77W


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User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5720 times:

Thanks for your replies guys

Quoting FlySSC (Reply 6):
AF on BKK-SGN
AF on BKK-HAN

These seem like good routes but I wonder if the loads would be worthwhile?

Quoting sw733 (Reply 7):
My favorite that is still active is MH from CPT to EZE. Flew this route once and it was quite fun to get a taste of Malaysia, a country I love, from Africa to South America.

This route definitely wets my appetite. I already checked the MH website and its £370 for a one way. Not bad considering the distance.

Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
SQ flies MAN-MUC with its 77W

Seeing as MAN is just up the road from me here in London, I might fly this one, just to experience the SQ Biz Class. Has anyone flown this short sector before?

Sandeep (AI151)



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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1063 posts, RR: 15
Reply 11, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5492 times:

I guess I made a mistake back there, thought it was for unique flights from the hub.

Here's one.

SQ
DME-IAH

[Edited 2010-04-05 07:54:13]


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User currently offlineEDICHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5390 times:

Quoting AI151 (Reply 10):
Quoting B747forever (Reply 9):
SQ flies MAN-MUC with its 77W

Seeing as MAN is just up the road from me here in London, I might fly this one, just to experience the SQ Biz Class. Has anyone flown this short sector before?

Are SQ permitted to sell seats between MAN and MUC?


User currently offlinessides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 21
Reply 13, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5354 times:

I know AC once flew from EZE to SCL, not sure if that one's still around.


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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 14, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5342 times:

Also EK LCA-MLA, daily A330-200 operating DXB-LCA-MLA with 5th freedom rights..

A couple of others that come to mind (must be the only A340s between cities in North America).

PR YVR-LAS-YVR A340-300 4 per week.
RJ YUL-DTW-YUL A340-200 2 per week.

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 12):
Are SQ permitted to sell seats between MAN and MUC?

Yes.

[Edited 2010-04-05 09:14:06]

User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 5296 times:

Quoting ssides (Reply 13):
I know AC once flew from EZE to SCL, not sure if that one's still around.

Yes, currently 4 per week 763.


User currently offlinesw733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6321 posts, RR: 9
Reply 16, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5135 times:

Quoting initious (Reply 11):
SQ
DME-IAH
Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 14):
EK LCA-MLA

Ah yes, these two...I completely forgot about them! Very interesting routes to me, especially the Larnaca to Malta scenario.


User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 17, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5092 times:

Quoting EDICHC (Reply 12):
Are SQ permitted to sell seats between MAN and MUC?

Regarding this sector, I only got told about it a few hours ago and I have already bought a one way ticket with SQ to sample their Business Class without having to travel to SIN. Looking forward to the B77W!



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User currently offlineairceo From Canada, joined Feb 2010, 98 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5076 times:

Quoting ssides (Reply 13):
I know AC once flew from EZE to SCL, not sure if that one's still around.

I flew it last August. It's still going strong.

MLE-CMB on EK
SAH-CAI on LH
JFK-YYZ on LA

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User currently offlinetalaier From Spain, joined May 2008, 490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 5005 times:

LanChile MAD-FRA
KE MAD-AMS
SQ BCN-MXP (although i don't know it it has 5th freedom rights)
Air Mali MAD-ORY (as a stopover from Bamako to Paris- again no knowledge if there are 5th freedom rights between MAD and ORY- which for some reason doesn't show up on their website but is definitely up and running)

Air China MAD-GRU is also quite a random one, although it's been increasing its frequency since it was started so it's probably doing very well.


User currently onlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17066 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4994 times:

Quoting AI151 (Reply 17):
Regarding this sector, I only got told about it a few hours ago and I have already bought a one way ticket with SQ to sample their Business Class without having to travel to SIN. Looking forward to the B77W!

Wow, that was quick!

Hopefully you will write a TR  



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User currently offlineEK773 From Malta, joined Jul 2004, 235 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4915 times:

EK: ADD-EBB, LCA-MLA, ACC-ABJ, MLE-CMB, CMB-SIN, BKK-SYD, SIN-BNE, SIN-MEL, KUL-MEL, BNE-AKL, SYD-AKL, MEL-AKL, SYD-CHC

User currently offlineAI151 From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2009, 303 posts, RR: 16
Reply 22, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

Quoting B747forever (Reply 20):
Wow, that was quick!

Hopefully you will write a TR

How well you know me, after writing my first TR I can't stop! LOL! Definitely will be writing a TR about this and the return sector on BA in Euro Traveller. I don't know if there have been any TR's for MAN-MUC?

Quoting EK773 (Reply 21):
EK: ADD-EBB, LCA-MLA, ACC-ABJ, MLE-CMB, CMB-SIN, BKK-SYD, SIN-BNE, SIN-MEL, KUL-MEL, BNE-AKL, SYD-AKL, MEL-AKL, SYD-CHC

It amazes me how many flights EK has connecting in and out of Oz. Forgive my ignorance but how are the pax loads on these routes?

Sandeep (AI151)



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 25300 posts, RR: 22
Reply 23, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 4901 times:

Quoting talaier (Reply 19):
SQ BCN-MXP (although i don't know it it has 5th freedom rights)

No 5th freedom rights.


User currently offlineuaeflyer From United Arab Emirates, joined Nov 2006, 1083 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (4 years 5 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 4822 times:

British Airways fly from DOH to BAH

25 AI151 : BA also do MCT to AUH I think and I'm pretty sure that LX and LH both do MCT DXB
26 Luftfahrer : American Airlines operates Buenos Aires (EZE) to Montevideo (MVD) and back.
27 dc9northwest : As far as I understand, these flights will not be running much longer...
28 initious : Just thought of another one: EK BKK-HKG with 77W / 773.
29 vhqpa : If your talking about 5th Freedom (or higher) Rights BI BNE-AKL (Not for much longer) EK BNE-AKL EK BNE-SIN EY BNE-SIN EK SYD-AKL EK SYD-CHC EK SYD-BK
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