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Best Way To Travel D.C. To Sydney? A380?  
User currently offlineanearey From United States of America, joined Jul 2012, 1 posts, RR: 0
Posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5320 times:

Hello Airliners.net!

I'm an intermittent reader of posts here, but I just registered    and this is my first post, so go easy on me if I missed a topic similar to this in the forums!

I'm planning on studying abroad in Sydney within the next year and being in the Washington D.C area on nearly the exact opposite side of the globe from Sydney, there are so many different ways you can get there, on so many different airlines. I've already basically decided that I'm going to fly business class for the longest leg, and I'd LOVE to be able to take an A380 if possible. I'm not at all opposed to stopping in Dubai, since visiting is on my list   , I just don't know what the best route would be (IAD > LAX > SYD; BWI > JFK > DXB > SYD; etc)

Once again, sorry if this isn't something to post here or if its a dumb question!

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User currently offlinecipango From Ireland, joined Jul 2009, 751 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5306 times:

Maybe EK IAD-DXB-SYD would be nice. Not sure if the IAD-DXB route begins before you travel.

Or maybe AA IAD-LAX and QF (A380) LAX-SYD (Shortest Route).


User currently offlinegemuser From Australia, joined Nov 2003, 5817 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 5205 times:

Quoting anearey (Thread starter):
being in the Washington D.C area on nearly the exact opposite side of the globe from Sydney,

It's not really, that point is just west of the Azores Islands, several thousand kilometer east of Washington.

As a result a Pacific route is much shorter than any Atlantic route. IAD-LAX-SYD is 8495 nm, IAD-DXB-SYD is 12643 or 4148 nm further! That's another 8-9 hours flying time instead of the 18-19 via LAX.

The IAD (or DCA)-LAX -SYD route is the shortest. DCA-DFW-(BNE*)-SYD would work. (*westbound only) both on AA/QF or DCA-SFO-SYD on UA. You could call this the normal routes.
For something different you could consider:
HA from JFK-HNL-SYD (long connection westbound, I think)
KE/JL/Chinese airlines via their home base. This *sometimes* has great fares
TN via LAX, PPT & AKL
NZ via LAX-RAR-AKL-SYD (or RAR-SYD direct)
LA via SCL

Gemuser



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User currently offlineinitious From Singapore, joined Dec 2008, 1066 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (2 years 5 months 3 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5155 times:

How about TG LAX-ICN-BKK-SYD? They offer pretty attractive fares in J at times and you can enjoy the Royal Orchid Spa in BKK too.


One way I will fly around the world!
User currently offlinetalktocharlie From New Zealand, joined Jul 2012, 11 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4794 times:

Fly emirates, they have a daily flight to Sydney from Dubai on a a380


The sky's the limit!
User currently offlineemirates202 From United States of America, joined Nov 2011, 237 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (2 years 5 months 1 week 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 4765 times:

Quoting talktocharlie (Reply 4):

Not to mention EK 202 if you choose to fly from JFK, and on the night flight



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