cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7702 posts, RR: 55 Posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 6 hours ago) and read 3353 times:
Obviously I wouldn't start this if I wasn't in with a shot at winning, since I just got back from visiting Sydney for a single night to see a concert - arr Sat morning, daytime nap, gig, then back to the airport for a Sun afternoon takeoff. And from LONDON. The milk in my fridge was still fresh when I made a tea when I got back.
I've also done two daytrips to NY (less than twenty four hours each time), and once to Hong Kong (six hours). I find it incredibly exhilerating, the intercontinental day trip is truly the final geographical frontier. What is surprising is how complete an experience is possible.
So share your mileage run / got-to-be-at-a-gig-or-wedding-but-can't-get-the-time-off-work stories with us.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 227 posts, RR: 0 Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 3322 times:
A couple of non-rev trips for studying also. Don't remember the flight #'s but they were all on UA, and UA express carriers, and some of them wern't planned due to loads. 1st on is domestic. BNA-ORD CRJ, ORD-SEA B772, SEA-PDX E120, PDX-SFO B752, SFO-SAN A320, SAN-LAX E120, LAX-EWR A320, EWR-IAD E145, IAD-BNA CR7. The 2nd one was to meet my uncle in London for a beer and to study, the original plan got screwed due to loads. BNA-IAD CR7, IAD LHR B744 C upper deck, then it got tricky, LHR-SFO B744, SFO-JFK B752 F redeye, LGA-ORD B735 ORD-DEN B772, DEN-BNA CR7. That was a long and stressfull 36 hrs.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11113 posts, RR: 63 Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3260 times:
LHR-AMS-JFK-FCO-LHR with a combination of KLM 733 and 74M, Delta 763 and Alitalia MD82.
I was in New York for about 20 hours, just enough to grab a few hours sleep and go shopping for camera gear which was the reason for my trip. The savings I made over UK prices easily paid for my tickets, hotel and all other expenses. Should have been there for a bit longer, but AZ went on strike so my outbound LHR-MXP-JFK flight was canned as by the time they got back to work MXP was snowbound, meaning I got to spend five hours in a queue waiting to be rebooked via KLM.
As for just out and back trips in a day, I've done a few ones on interesting types but I don't have access to the durations or distances right now:
IEV-CWC-KBP on a Wind Rose Airlines An-24.
KBP-HRK-KBP on a Donbassaero Yak 42D.
KBP-SIP-KBP on a Donbassaero Yak 42D and Aerosvit B732.
GYD-NAJ-GYD on an ImAir Tu-154M and Azerbaijan Airways Tu-154M.
Fiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1009 posts, RR: 12 Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3250 times:
The staple of the non-rev traveller! I have done TUL-EWR-FRA-EWR-TUL to try BusinessFirst on the 777. Hopped off CO50, cleared customs, re-checked, paid departure taxes, cleared security and back on CO51 back to EWR. In March, I did TUL-IAH-SNA-OGG-SNA-IAH-TUL for the inaugural CO OGG service. My plans were to return through LAX but we landed in OGG as the LAX flight was pushing back so I rebooked for the return through SNA. A month later, I did TUL-IAH-NRT-IAH-TUL with an overnight at NRT to try out the new flatbeds in BF. Also did TUL-EWR-DUB-EWR-TUL in Oct. 2008 had an afternoon to walk around in Dublin and then back on the return in the morning to EWR. I am starting to question my sanity sometimes. I am only 3 years into the airlines so I am sure the spur of the moment longhaul overnight travelling will wear off. You are pretty frazzled once you get back! LOL A group of us from work are looking to do an overnighter to HKG in early January. TUL-EWR-HKG-EWR-TUL. That should be fun if we can all pull the same days off!
Quokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 3246 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6): Clearly, not a daytrip - which is what this thread is asking about!
The OP's trip was clearly not a day trip either. London to Sydney and back, arriving in Sydney on Saturday morning and departing Sunday afternoon. That's over 24 hours in Sydney plus the journey each way, so we are looking at 60 hours or more. Still an impressive feat just to attend a concert though.
KinGFridaY013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1277 posts, RR: 10 Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3240 times:
The only day trip I've ever done was on Labor Day this year. I flew ROC-DTW-EWR-DTW-ROC, all on Delta and Delta Connection. EWR-DTW was the final scheduled arrival in DTW of the DC-9-30 -- that is, it was scheduled to be the final time a -30 landed in Detroit. Due to weather and other delays, we had another -30 land right behind us, and even another -30 was still only on its way to GRB by the time we landed if I recall correctly. Also, they had a single -30 operating into October.
BAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4 Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3239 times:
I guess my personal definition of a "daytrip" would mean climbing out of my warm bed in the morning, flying somewhere, spending the day there, flying home and climbing back into said warm bed that same night. Which is probably really just my excuse for why my own personal "furthest day trip" is so much shorter than those already mentioned!
Anyway, in December 2006 my sister and I decided to give our Mother a birthday surprise by flying her to Venice (one of her favourite places on earth) for the day. She knew nothing of where we were taking her until we were safely airside at LGW, waiting for easyJet's first flight of the day to VCE, leaving at dark o'clock. All she knew was that she needed to bring her passport, so was probably expecting a ferry-hop across the Channel to Calais! We picked her up at 4.30am and headed for Gatwick. As we sat overlooking the airport sipping on our much-needed coffees, I asked if she wanted to know where we were going. She nearly exploded with excitement when I handed her her boarding pass, which stated our destination!
Great flight timings on U2's part gave us a good ten hours to explore that gem of a city and plenty of time to stroll, soak up the pre-Christmas atmosphere, grab a pizza for lunch in a nice little restaurant next to the Rialto Bridge and generally give our Mum a birthday she'll never forget. And all for £43 each too!
So...LGW-VCE-LGW...not that far really, but oh so gratifying!!
Ladies & gentlemen this is Captain Tobias Wilcock welcoming you aboard Coconut Airways flight 372 to Bridgetown Barb
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7702 posts, RR: 55 Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3226 times:
Quoting Quokka (Reply 8): The OP's trip was clearly not a day trip either. London to Sydney and back, arriving in Sydney on Saturday morning and departing Sunday afternoon. That's over 24 hours in Sydney plus the journey each way, so we are looking at 60 hours or more.
Quite right, I was gone from Thu night til Mon morning, and was in Sydney for 34 hours. A single night stay qualifies for this discussion I think. It's still a freak of nature and geography to go intercontinental for a single night. As I said in the OP, it's surprising how much you can achieve in a short visit, eg Hong Kong for six hours, which allowed for not much more than a single hour in town, however in that hour me and my buddy rode on the Star Ferry, I bought some jeans, we had some noodles, went to a toy shop, enjoyed the view of the skyline from both sides of the harbour, and had a close-up look at a Taiwanese cruise ship. Great!
Quoting Quokka (Reply 8): Still an impressive feat just to attend a concert though.
Thanks. Worth every one of the forty-four hours in economy it was too!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
MCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 519 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 3184 times:
Most I did was when I was in high school and taking summer school classes. I had to be in England for my brothers wedding but also in Orlando for school. I took an 0600 UA flight out of MCO to IAD, 0900 flight to LHR (getting in at 2100), attended the wedding in London at 1000 the next day, got on the train back to LHR and made the flight back that afternoon. I was in the UK for around 15 hours.
While not truly a day trip (I'd say that constitutes there-and-back in 24hrs) that is the closest I've done, clocking in at ~30 hours total.
OA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 24889 posts, RR: 60 Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3144 times:
I did LGW-BOS-LGW with VS when I was 16 . My mate and I saved up and got the tickets, we never told our parents until one night his Mother looked as his passport and then called my parents lol... the game was up and we got into big trouble Was worth it though.
OLYMPIC AIR - ΟΛΥΜΠΙΑΚΗ "Η ΕΛΛΑΔΑ ΨΗΛΑ" "GREECE FLYING HIGH"
KGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 613 posts, RR: 1 Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3107 times:
The longest day trip I've taken is probably one of the nicest trips I've been on, altogether. My father and I flew from Green Bay to Cincinnati, Ohio to watch the Milwaukee Brewers take on the Reds. We got to GRB early in the morning, connected in DTW on NW (DL was too expensive nonstop) and arrived at CVG a few hours later. We hopped in a cab to Great American Ballpark, took in the game, bought some merchandise and went back to the airport. We arrived back at GRB around 10 p.m.
The Cincinnati fans were awesome and I hope I can go back to their ballpark again some day!
BTW: I met several Brewers players at CVG before they got on their charter to MKE. Prince Fielder even signed my shirt!
runner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 227 posts, RR: 0 Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days 1 hour ago) and read 3099 times:
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 3): Wow, I didn't realise a day in the USA is 36 hours verses 24.
Obviously you didn't see where I said my plans got screwed up. I was supposed to be back in exactly 24 hrs, but didn't happen. And I guess you didn't get the memo the USA is going to a 36 hour day instead of 24
Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 11): Absolutely. However, the thread title is "Furthest Day Trip You've Taken".
pdxtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0 Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 1 week 4 days ago) and read 3089 times:
I haven't just done a long day trip yet. I did DFW-SCL-DFW this past August. I left on a Friday night, spent Saturday night in Santiago, and was back at work Monday morning. I am hopefully doing DFW-MAD-JFK/LGA-DFW tomorrow (Friday) and coming back Sunday afternoon.
25 Aeroflot001: Wow I applaud you, how much time passed before she saw the Dreaded US stamp in your passport. Did you leave the airport in BOS? Absolutely amazing. C
26 MH017: For me, that would be AMS-PMI on AB early morning (departure around 4am) and PMI-AMS on AB early evening (arrival around 10pm)...about 4 years ago: t
27 OA260: LOL... It was my Dad that was on the phone and I heard half the conversation so I knew what was going on. After the call my Dad said '' Go get your p
28 MHG: As my personal definition of a day means a day has 24 hrs only one trip qualifies to respond to the OP´s question: Jan 21 2006: FRA - TFS (3244 Km /
29 PWM2TXLHopper: The furthest day trip I took, was actually overnight, but taking only 15 hours, I think it still qualifies as a day trip? I was in Berlin, and then du
30 signol: I've done a few daytrips, all on Ryanair... STN-TSF-STN STN-CIA-STN STN-BHD-STN STN-PSA-STN and on KL (when they still did this route) STN-AMS-STN sig
31 srbmod: My longest day trip was flying ATL-PDX-ATL which according to the Great Circle Mapper, comes in at 4344 miles roundtrip. This was about a decade ago w
32 andyinpit: Some guys I used to work with tried to get to the west coast from RIC doing nothing but UA express flights (they work for UA). The routing was somethi
33 copter808: Yes, I would question it too, had I not done similar trips! Think I flew from MNL-GUM-NRT-EWR-DEL (or BOM)-EWR-HKG-BKK all in one trip with no stops
34 Hywel: I was supposed to fly LCY-DUS-LCY on a day trip with Lufthansa, leaving LCY at 8.30am. However the flight was cancelled due to fog and LH rebooked me
35 PlaneHunter: Some examples: Turkey For 1.5 Hrs: Daytrip To AYT On Sky Airlines (by PlaneHunter Mar 13 2010 in Trip Reports) JFK For 1 Day: Transatlantic Hop On CSA
36 LoveJT8D: My furthest day trip (if you are counting departing and returning in the same day) was this year to catch a couple of DC-9's on Delta. On July 4th 201
37 DesertAir: My furthest day trips: TUS-PHX-PDX-LAS-TUS TUS-DEN-SMF-LAX-TUS
38 fbgdavidson: Depends on how you classify a day trip but here's a few of mine Out to somewhere and back in the same day for purposes of flying: LHR-BCN-AGP-BCN-LHR
39 Continental: Wow, you all smoked me! My longest was MSP-DEN-LAX-ORD-MSP. I was at LAX shooting for about 4 hours before I headed back to MN. It was great because i
40 RyanairGuru: BNE-CBR-BNE How embarassing.... *hangs head in shame*
41 NorthstarBoy: my longest successful day trip was Den-Dfw-mia-dfw-den. I did it to add the AA 757 to my log plus it didnt hurt that AA was flying the 777 from Dfw-Mi
42 SAA738: Africa : PLZ-CPT-JNB-PLZ, Kulula B734, Kulula B734, British Airways (Comair) B732. Europe : LBA-DUB-LGW-DUB-LBA, all Ryanair B738. LBA-BFS-STN-DUB-LBA
43 AmricanShamrok: Mine isn't much to write home about. Shannon-London for a day last March with FR. Outbound: FR1182 (SNN-LGW) Depart: 13:05 Arrive: 14:30 Boeing 737-80
44 copter808: Is anyone interested in following this up by breaking it up and starting some new categories? For instance breaking it down into Revenue and Non-rev g
45 747m8te: Back when i live in LST in early 2008, i did a day trip on DJ, LST-MEL-BNE...went to a theme park for a few hours....then returned BNE-MEL-LST. 3708km
46 Quokka: Don't worry about it. Years ago I was in a pub in Naphill in the UK and a local came in all excited that he was going on holidays. When asked where h
47 isitsafenow: The day after Thanksgiving three years ago. NW had one of those holiday specials on the "'off"' days....i.e an ElCheapo. I did FNT-DTW-ATL-DTW-FNT in
48 chepos: I flew from PHX to LIH for the day, we left on Saturday morning, went around the island and came back that evening. We were in Kaua'i for about 6 hour
49 PlymSpotter: I can well believe it and know a couple of families who do just the same. Distance is irrelevant to the quality of experience and bonding between tho
50 lhr380: US to Canada and vis versa for lunch Furthest day trip flight so far would have to be I say ZRH.
51 petitechoux: yyc - yul . . left early am.. got there late morning. saw a concert and had some drinks with my buddies. Then YUL to YYC at 1 am..
52 RussianJet: You can't win - that is more than a day. Exactly. My longest would be a day out in Finland, flying STN-TMP-STN all on the same day. Forty quid, about
53 MEACEDAR: I've done a MCO-SLC-SEA-MCO in a day, arrived the next morning though. If I remember correctly, it went something like this. MCO-SLC 6 AM- 9 AM? SLC-S
54 B747forever: I did another daytrip yesterday. ARN-MMX-ARN on DY 733 and SK MD81. Though the first daytrip I did was much further, ARN-HEL-RIX-MUC-ARN.