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Furthest Day Trip You've Taken  
User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8045 posts, RR: 54
Posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 5430 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
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User currently offlineplaneguy727 From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 1239 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5419 times:

I have done SYR-PHL-MUC-PHL-SYR. I was in MUC for 4 hours - turned around with the aircraft, never left the airport.

I recently did LGA-PHL-PHX-PVR-CLT-PHL-LGA. I did stay overnight in PVR hotel (10 hours). I did it to work on my doctoral dissertation (I get so much done on the plane).

I've also done a pure domestic version: LGA-PHL-LAX-PHX-DEN-CLT-PHL-LGA, again for dissertation work.



I want to live in an old and converted 727...
User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5399 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.

User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5362 times:

Not sure if this was my furthest, but I did LTN-BBU-LTN in June for work. That was a pretty long day, with about 6 1/2 hours flying in total.

Quoting runner13 (Reply 2):
That was a long and stressfull 36 hrs.

Wow, I didn't realise a day in the USA is 36 hours verses 24.  



[Edited 2010-11-11 02:48:10]


"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6525 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5352 times:

Presumably the weirdest routing for a daytrip (= returning to starting airport on the same day) I have taken so far would be

TUS - SAN - LAX - TUS (yes, TUS) - PHX - ABQ - TUS

back in April 2001.

a/c included involved E120 (SAN-LAX), B732, B752 and my last flight ever in a B727(-200) flying DL ABQ to TUS, voluntarily selecting a seat in the aft of the aircraft. 

The same vacation also saw TUS-PHX-LAS-SLC-LAS-PHX-TUS with a DL B763 employed on LAS-SLC.
-HT



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5337 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.

Plus others I haven't got time to list.


Dan  



...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5330 times:

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 5):
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

Clearly, not a daytrip - which is what this thread is asking about!  

But, if we're including 2/3 day trips, mine is probably EMA-DUB-PHL-BOS-DCA-LGA-PHL-DUB-EMA. I had about 14 hours in Washington.



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlineFiveholer From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1013 posts, RR: 15
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5327 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!

Danny

[Edited 2010-11-11 06:00:52]


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User currently offlineQuokka From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5323 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.  


User currently offlineKinGFridaY013 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 1296 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5317 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.

-J.



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User currently offlineBAViscount From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 2338 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 11 hours ago) and read 5316 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!!



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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5303 times:

Quoting Quokka (Reply 8):
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.

Absolutely. However, the thread title is "Furthest Day Trip You've Taken".



"Everyone writing for the Telegraph knows that the way to grab eyeballs is with Ryanair and/or sex."
User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8045 posts, RR: 54
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5303 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
User currently offlineajd1992 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5290 times:

Liverpool-Madrid-Liverpool for me. Not so exotic when you consider It's only around an hour and a half each way   I was awake from 4am till 1230am the next day though, so a very long day indeed.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17051 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5288 times:

Maybe not very far, but last week I flew ARN-HEL-RIX-MUC-ARN. Flight departed ARN at 6.40am, returned the same day at 8pm.


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User currently offlineTUGMASTER From Northern Mariana Islands, joined Jul 2004, 685 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5263 times:

As i've been party to several of the trips that cedarjet is refering to, i think we should clarify some points.

DAY TRIP I think it should be origin to origin within 24hrs.

ie.LHR-JFK at 0830, returning on an overnighter to get you back into Blighty at 0630 is acceptable as only 22 hours have passed at the origin station, LHR.

btw, our HKG trip was

LHR 1155 SIN 0745 +1 SQ A380
SIN 0945 HKG 1330 SQ A380
HKG 1830 SIN 2210 SQ B772
SIN 2330 LHR 0555 +1 SQ A380

TOTAL TIME away from LHR was 42hrs, but only 5 hrs at HKG.
The purpose of the trip was SQ selling the fare at 275 GBP rtn.

T


User currently offlineMCO2BRS From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 539 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 5261 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.

Cheers

MCO 2 BRS


User currently offlinesectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 5249 times:

I did BDL-CVG-SFO-DTW-BDL in order to keep my then NWA silver status. I did it a couple weeks before the end of the year!

User currently offlineOA260 From Ireland, joined Nov 2006, 26844 posts, RR: 58
Reply 18, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 5221 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.

User currently offlinesectflyer From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 359 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5213 times:

Quoting OA260 (Reply 18):
I did LGW-BOS-LGW with VS when I was 16

Naughty lads! My mom would be in a mental hospital till this day if I had dome that!


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11611 posts, RR: 60
Reply 20, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5209 times:

Quoting Pe@rson (Reply 6):
Clearly, not a daytrip - which is what this thread is asking about!

20 hours is less than a day.  



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User currently offlinebananaboy From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 1573 posts, RR: 23
Reply 21, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks ago) and read 5196 times:

Furthest trip out and back in 24 hours for me would only be Stansted - Treviso, so not very far.  

I did go LHR-IAD-PHL-MCO-IAD-LHR for mileage run once which was about 36hrs in total as we spent the night in Orlando.

Also, wanted to surprise my family in Los Angeles, so flew out from London for Thanksgiving - arrived at around 5pm and left the next day around 1pm.

Mark



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User currently offlineKGRB From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 702 posts, RR: 1
Reply 22, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 5184 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!



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User currently offlinerunner13 From United States of America, joined Jun 2010, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 5176 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".

Look out everyone it's the thread title police.


User currently offlinepdxtriple7 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 695 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (3 years 8 months 1 week 6 days 21 hours ago) and read 5166 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains links 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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 Post contains images 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.
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