classicjets From United States of America, joined Jun 2011, 49 posts, RR: 0 Posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3152 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
dc9northwest From Romania, joined Feb 2007, 1735 posts, RR: 4 Reply 4, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 3124 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.
PlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11122 posts, RR: 63 Reply 7, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 3085 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.
akiestar From Philippines, joined May 2009, 600 posts, RR: 0 Reply 8, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3081 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).
tennis69 From Qatar, joined Apr 2007, 379 posts, RR: 0 Reply 12, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 2966 times:
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.
MEA-707 From Netherlands, joined Nov 1999, 4117 posts, RR: 37 Reply 24, posted (1 year 3 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 2693 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:
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)
nobody has ever died from hard work, but why take the risk?
25 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 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