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Your Longest Unbroken Strand Of Flights  
User currently offlineclassicjets From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 86 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 4 days ago) and read 6402 times:

I wasn't exactly sure how to phrase this question, so let me explain. What is the most flights you have taken consecutively where you always departed from the airport at which you last landed. For example if you flew LHR-ATL-DEN-ORD, then MDW-LGA-CLT, and finally ATL-LHR that would count as three separate stands, the longest of which is obviously LHR-ATL-DEN-ORD. These do not have to be a part of a single trip and the flights could be months apart as long as the airport from which you departed was the same as the one you landed on your previous flight. Hopefully that made some sense.

Mine is: SMF-SNA-SMF-OGG-KOA-OGG-SMF-PHL-MHT-PHL-SMF-IAH-DAL-DAL-DEN-SMF-MSP-TPA-MIA-ATL-SMF-PHX-SMF-PHX-SMF-ONT-SMF

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User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 3818 posts, RR: 51
Reply 1, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6393 times:

I've once done 37 domestic flights in Norway in 6 days. It was going to be 100 but I got sick after 5 days.

Plus I've done tons of flights in the glider which all came back to the same airport that my next flight departed from, but I'm pretty sure it's not as many as 37 in a row.

Soren   



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 2, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6384 times:

Mine is pretty short and not likely to grow because my next flight will depart from DRS:

FRA-ORD-FRA-ORD-STL-ORD-FRA-EWR-CMH-IAD-FRA



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User currently offlineakiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6375 times:

Mine's pretty short: MNL-CAN-CDG-DUS-GDN-CPH-AMS-PEK-XMN-CEB-MNL. This is followed by WAW-MXP-JFK-FCO-VIE-WAW, which I'm flying this weekend. 

User currently offlinedc9northwest From Switzerland, joined Feb 2007, 2279 posts, RR: 7
Reply 4, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 6374 times:

Seems to be JFK-OTP-(about 150 segments)-DTW-MCI from January 2000 to August 2009. Mostly pretty boring. Living in Kansas City, what other airport could I have used? Back when I lived in Bucharest there weren't (many) flights out of the secondary airport, and even if there would have been, I tend to use full service airlines.

Flew in to LGA and out of MDW before/after this strand.


User currently offlineaflyingkiwi From New Zealand, joined Nov 2010, 514 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6350 times:

This is my longest one.

FCO-ICN-AKL-CHC-WLG-AKL-NRT-KIX-AKL-WLG-AKL-SYD-MEL-SYD-AKL

Regards,
aflyingkiwi


User currently offlineTCASAlert From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 6346 times:

My longest is MAN-SIN-AKL-PMR-WLG-AKL-SIN-ZRH-MAN in 5 days back in 2006. Very tiring and expensive  

Second longest run was in 2000, I did LHR-YYZ-MIA-MCO-ATL-MCO-YYZ-LHR, not as far though and over the space of a week.


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11638 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6335 times:

I depart from and arrive at a different UK airport on practically every trip I take these days, so recently I don't have a very long string 7 or 8 airports at the most. That and I have a habit of taking overland sections when I am abroad. So my longest is actually pretty boring as it comes from a time when I wasn't responsible for my routings:

LHR-BCN-MAH-BCN-LHR-BCN-MAH-BCN-LHR-BCN-MAH-BCN-LHR-BCN-MAH-BCN-LHR-BCN-MAH-MAD-LHR-BCN-MAH-BCN-LHR-BCN-MAH-LHR etc... you probably get the idea. Five years of unbroken LHR-BCN-MAH and return routings on Iberia three times a year or more, with the very occasional trip via MAD thrown in.


Dan  



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User currently offlineakiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 784 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 21 hours ago) and read 6331 times:

Quoting akiestar (Reply 3):
Mine's pretty short: MNL-CAN-CDG-DUS-GDN-CPH-AMS-PEK-XMN-CEB-MNL. This is followed by WAW-MXP-JFK-FCO-VIE-WAW, which I'm flying this weekend. 

If I read the OP's post correctly, my strand might be much longer than I think:

MNL-NRT-DTW-PIT-DTW-LAX-MEM-PIT-DTW-MSP-NRT-MNL-NRT-DTW-PIT-DTW-NGO-MNL-CEB-NRT-CEB-MNL-SIN-MNL-CEB-MNL-CEB-ILO-MNL-CRK-MNL-ILO-MNL-HKG-MNL-SIN-MNL-MRQ-MNL-AMS-TXL-AMS-MNL-CAN-CDG-DUS-GDN-CPH-AMS-PEK-XMN-CEB-MNL-HKG-MNL-CAN-MNL-AMS-OTP-TLV-OTP-AMS-MNL-AMS-WAW-LHR-WAW-BUD-WAW-AMS-WAW-CDG-WAW-CDG-DTW-PIT-DTW-AMS-WAW-HEL, all from April 2007 to just last week. This was broken because I took the train to TKU instead of flying on a plane.

The "strand" should restart with the following:

TKU-TLL-RIX-VNO-WAW-MXP-JFK-FCO-VIE-WAW-PRG-WAW-DUB-WAW, which will be added in by WAW-AMS-LYS-CDG-WAW, with some filler flights (most likely to BRU/CRL, but still undecided).


User currently offlinezrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3164 posts, RR: 9
Reply 9, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 6270 times:

I'm not following.....

If I take 100 flights a year, and each new flight leaves from the airport I last landed in, does that mean that my strand is 100?



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User currently offlinealoges From Germany, joined Jan 2006, 8702 posts, RR: 43
Reply 10, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 6242 times:

Quoting zrs70 (Reply 9):
If I take 100 flights a year, and each new flight leaves from the airport I last landed in, does that mean that my strand is 100?

yep

It's an unusual question, but there we are.



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User currently offlinewilco737 From Greenland, joined Jun 2004, 8991 posts, RR: 76
Reply 11, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 6228 times:
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September 2010 until August 2011 with many many flights  

And before that there might have been an even longer run... I don't know...

In September that line broke when I flew into LAX and then departed from VCV and in August 2011 it was when I flew into ORD and continued from MDW...

wilco737
  



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User currently offlinetennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 401 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 6216 times:
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My longest is too long to list. Between 20 August 2001 and 31 December 2004 my string is 467 flights. The string broke with landing at SZX and departing at CAN. My second longest string is 286 flights long and is still ongoing.

User currently offlinevhqpa From Germany, joined Jul 2005, 1456 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 6212 times:

My longest is CHC-ZQN-CHC-AKL-SYD-BNE-CBR-MEL-BNE-MKY-TSV-BNE-TSV-ROK-BNE-CNS-TSV-ROK-BNE-CNS-ASP-AYQ. From October 2009 to November 2011

9492 Nautical Miles
21 sectors
13 airports
9 aircraft types
8 airlines

My second longest was MCY-MEL-BNE-SYD-BNE-MKY-BNE-CBR-SYD-BNE-DRW-ASP-AYQ-SYD-BNE-TWB. From November 2008 to August 2009



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User currently offlineEL-AL From Israel, joined Oct 2001, 1298 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6205 times:

ZRH-TLV-EWR-YYZ-MCO-EWR-TLV-ETH-TLV-ATH-TLV-ZRH-TLV-AYT-TLV-AYT-TLV-DLM-TLV-BOJ-TLV-MXP

Septmber 2003 to september 2009.



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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1054 posts, RR: 15
Reply 15, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 5 hours ago) and read 6151 times:

Considering Singapore only has 1 airport, SIN, this is pretty easy.

SIN-HKG-SIN-DPS-SIN-TPE-SIN-BKK-SIN-KUL-SIN-CNX-SIN-CAN-SIN-HKG-SIN-CAN-WUH-CAN-SIN-BKK-PVG

Total: 23708 nautical miles

Period: Nov/Dec 1999 to June 2010

My next flight was supposed to depart from SHA.

Next block:

SIN-BKK-HKG-BKK-DXB-BKK-SIN-SWA-CAN-SIN-KUL-PEN-KUL-SIN-KUL-BKI-SIN-PEN-SIN-HKG-SIN

Total: 17671 nautical miles

March 2011 to January 2012



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User currently offlinethegman From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 655 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 6138 times:

Recent strings: May 2011-June 2011

FLO-CLT-DTW-LAS-ATL-CLT-CVG-CLT-MAD

July 2011 - Present

BCN-PHL-CLT-ILM-CLT-LGA-CLT-CHA-CLT-BUF-CLT-DTW-DAY-CLE-CLT-JAN-CLT

Here is a fun one from Sep 2009 - March 2010

FLL-CLT-EWR-CLT-LEX-CLT-MSY-FLL-CLT-PNS-CLT-LEX-CLT-RIC-PHX(fuel stop)-HNL-CLT-PHL-LAX-LAS-CLT-HNL-PHX-SFO-LAS-PHL-CLT-MSY

Most of mine get screwed up by using 2 airports in NYC or South Florida, or in Louisiana, using GPT as an alternate


User currently offlinecvg2lga From United States of America, joined Feb 2005, 630 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6090 times:

I have two tales to tell of:

CVG-DEN-SLC-SFO-HNL-LAX-SAN-LAX-MSY-ATL-JAX-ATL-CVG (in 2 days) &

CID-MSP-MSN-MSP-NRT-HNL-NRT-MSP-BWI-CVG


Tchau

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User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3284 posts, RR: 44
Reply 18, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6070 times:

Mine must be LGA-BNA-DFW-AUS-DFW-BUR-DFW-AUS-DFW-SFO-HKG-CNS-LZI-CNS-SYD-LAX-DFW-AUS-DFW-NRT-PEK-HKG-SIN-KUL-SIN-DPS-HKT-BKK-HAN-SIN-SYD-AKL-WLG-CHC-ZQN-AKL-MEL-SIN-LHR-AMS.

Followed by OSL-ARN-BCN-MAD-UIO-GYE-GPS-GYE-UIO-LIM-CUZ-LIM-SCL-EZE-DFW-AUS-DFW-MSN-ORD-AUS-? (current).

I'm pretty sure I've got a longer list in early parts of my life since I almost always leave and return to AUS.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlinemfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 270 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

What a great question! My longest strand is probably shorter than it could be, because I like to do open jaws to get more airports in. My longest with no break probably is:

LAX-PHX-DTW-BHM-MEM-IAH-DTW-IND-MSP-PHX-LAX

My ultimate destination was IAH, but during that trip, I made a short flights strand within that week, in order to fly on Great Plains Airlines. That strand was AUS-TUL-OKC-DAL-AUS



ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently offlinejetblue777 From Canada, joined Jul 2009, 1452 posts, RR: 1
Reply 20, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 6067 times:

CGY-MNL-AUH-JFK-TPA-JFK-LAX-SFO-JFK-ICN-MNL-CGY-CEB-MPH-CEB-CGY-MNL-ICN-JFK-ATL-CUN-ATL-EWR

on Philippine Airlines, Etihad, JetBlue, Virgin America, Southwest, Asiana, Cebu Pacific, Airphil Express and finally Delta.

LGA-DTW-FLL-CLT-LGA-ORD-DEN-ORD-LGA on Delta, US Airways and United

I have three major airports in my area, so it's kinda hard to actually keep a long standing strand 

jetBlue777



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User currently offlineQantasA333 From Australia, joined Jan 2007, 538 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 6045 times:

ADL-MEL-ADL-MEL-ADL-SYD-BNE-ADL-KUL-SDK-BKI-KUL-ADL-SYD-ADL

That is my longest and will have this added to at the end of the year: -SIN-HEL-LHR-CPH-ARN-HEL-SIN-ADL


User currently offlinebyronicle6 From New Zealand, joined Oct 2011, 410 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 6024 times:

Mines not very long. Always keeps breaking by driving between airports

DAD-NHA-SGN-BKK-AKL-WLG-AKL-NSN-AKL-SYD-BNE-SYD-CBR-SYD-AKL-CHC-AKL


User currently offlineweb500sjc From United States of America, joined Sep 2009, 735 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5944 times:
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I fly out of a different airport almost very trip... Longest is

LAX-LHR-MUC-CDG-KEF-GLA-LHR-BOS-IND-ORD-SNA 15.305NM



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User currently offlineMEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4313 posts, RR: 36
Reply 24, posted (2 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5943 times:

Unusual question, I never wondered about that but it's an interesting reason to check my logbook.
Lately my strings are short because just to get on as many types and airlines as possible, cities/areas with multiple airports like London, Miami, Tehran, Shanghai, Buenos Aires or Vilhelmina/Lycksele ruin these strings.
I found a few strings with more then 18 flights:
In 1995-1996:
AMM-BEY-IST-MST-AMS-LPA-AMS-KEF-JFK-AMS-ZRH-AMS-LHR-AMS-SVO-BAK-DEL-BKK-DEL-BAK-SVO-AMS
In 1999-2000:
LIS-FRA-AMS-LPA-TFN-LPA-AMS-SIN-CGK-DPS-AMI-DPS-AMI-SUB-DPS-DRW-BRT-DRW-DPS-CGK-SIN-AMS-MUC-AMS-CPH-BGO-ARN-CPH-AAR
In 2000-2001:
MIA-ATL-MDW-BOS-ZRH-AMS-MAD-LIS-MAD-AMS-LHR-AMS-LHR-ORD-MEX-HUX-MEX-HUX-MEX-AGU-MEX-ORD-LHR-AMS-AMS-MXP-AMS-FRA-OTP-TSR-CLJ (31 flights, the winner)
2001:
HOU-GPT-FLL-ORD-AMS-DUB-SXL-DUB-AMS-TXL-AMS-MEX-GUA-FRS-CUN-CZM-CUN-FRS-GUA-MEX-AMS-MIA
2006:
TPE-BKK-AUH-LHR-AMS-JFK-MIA-BOG-UIO-GYE-CUE-UIO-BOG-MIA-JFK-AMS-TRN-PSC
2007-2008
TAP-MEX-IAD-AMS-KUL-AKL-GBZ-AKL-WLG-CHC-AKL-NAN-SUV-NAN-SUV-NAN-AKL-KUL-AMS-FRA-LIS-PDL-TER-HOR-TER-PDL-LIS-HAM-AMS
2008
VVI-CBB-SLUY-CBB-CBB-LPB-LPB-LPB-VVI-GRU-MXP-AMS-VNO-TLL
2010
KBP-VIE-AMS-IST-DXB-CGP-DAC-DOH-DXB-IST-AMS-PHL-CLT-MIA-LPB-VVI-CBB-LPB-LPB-LPB-CBB-LPB-RBQ-LPB-SRZ
2010:
SHA-PEK-DXB-AMS-BCN-AMS-OTP-AMS-CAI-KUL-BWN-BKI-BTU-SBW-KUL-BKK-CAI-AMS-MUC-BSL
2011:
AMS-CDG-JED-RUH-SIN-DPS-JOG-DPS-AMI-CGK-RUH-CDG-AMS-MLH-AMS-HEL-ARH-LED-SCW-VKO-MRV-DME



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25 Post contains images KingFriday013 : Not sure if I get it, but if I have to start and end with the same airports my longest streak is LGA-YUL-YQB-YUL-LGA-BOS-LGA-BOS-LGA-DCA-LGA-ATL-ACA-A
26 GSPflyer : GSP-DFW-COS-DFW-GSP-ATL-COS-ATL-GSP-PHL-GSP-IAH-SEA-ANC-SEA-EWR-AVL. From December 2001 to November 2004. For EWR-AVL, I was ticketed to GSP, but our
27 Icarus75 : Mine would be : CDG - VRN - CDG - HEL - CDG - ATL - LAX - CDG - MAN - CDG - MAN - CDG - MAN - CDG
28 flymia : Good question: June 2001 to November 2003: MIA-MAD-MIA-NAS-MIA-JFK-MIA-BOS-MIA-LGW-MIA-LAX-AKL-SYD-LAX-MIA-LGA November 2009 to April 2010. It ended m
29 MbahGondrong : Wow!!! how do you guys do this kind of thing? Is it for work or what? I'm impressed with all of you.
30 SRQKEF : I've tried to get thru my logbook to find mine. I exclusively fly out of KEF so RKV is the only breaker in Iceland. I do KEF-LHR LGW-XXX sometimes tho
31 RJLover : My longest unbroken string is...... YYJ-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YYZ-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YEG-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YXY-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YZP-YVR-YYJ-YVR-YYC-YKA-YVR-YYJ-YV
32 Post contains images classicjets : Thanks for all the interesting responses guys! Just to add some detail, this strand started when I flew SMF-SJC on QX and drove back and should end t
33 shnoob940 : Not to be nosy, but why did you go to Sandakan? gibbo
34 Post contains images shnoob940 : SYD-BNE-KUL-BKI-SDK-BKI-KUL-SYD-CFS-SYD-MEL-SYD-HKG-SYD-LST-SYD-MEL-SYD-ADL-SYD-AVV-SYD-MEL-SYD-AVV-SYD-AVV-SYD-MEL-SYD-ADL-SYD-ADL-SYD-SYD-MEL-SYD-AD
35 MEA-707 : I also didn't understand the question at first... it doesn't have to be one trip, I think that you think that. If someone only flies CGK-DPS and retu
36 OA260 : DUB-LGW-DUB-LHR-ATH-FRA-DUB-LHR-DUB-FRA-MIA-SJU-YYZ-IST-ATH-LHR-ATH-IST-ATH-CPH-DUB All in the last 6 months.
37 Tigerguy : My longest is 55, done over a period of about seven months. It started on a return voyage with JFK (it broke a streak of 42 that ended with LGA) and a
38 Yflyer : There was a time back in 2009-2010 when I was flying up to Oregon on my employer's corporate shuttle more or less once a week, so I have a strand that
39 Larshjort : CPH-BLL-MUC-HAM-FRA-GVA-NCE-CPH-BLL-CPH-BLL-CPH-NRK-CPH-BLL-MUC-FRA-BLL-CPH-HAJ-AJR-ARN-AMS-BLL 24 since August. I am adding BLL-FRA-LGW-BLL on sunday
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