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Ever Had A Short Flight Between 2 Long Flights?  
User currently offlineBirdwatching From Germany, joined Sep 2003, 4086 posts, RR: 50
Posted (3 years 9 months 15 hours ago) and read 5498 times:

I booked a flight recently and I realized that in the almost 1000 flights in my life, I never had an itinerary like this one: A long, 9 hour flight, then a short 1 hour flight to connect to another long, almost 11 hour flight. In all the multi segment flights I've done in my life, it was always long flight(s) followed or preceded by short flights, but never a short flight sandwiched between two very long flights.

Im my case, I'm flying from Miami to Bangkok on a UA mileage award, and the way it came up was transatlantic MIA-DUS on Lufthansa, then a short DUS-FRA hop on LH, then FRA-BKK on Thai's new A380.

I suspect that this is a typical phenomenon of a mileage award that I never would have gotten if I had booked a regular ticket for money.

Have you ever had an itinerary like this?


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User currently offlineSRQKEF From Iceland, joined Jun 2011, 1050 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 14 hours ago) and read 5481 times:

Back in April I flew Keflavik-Toronto (6hrs) to connect to Toronto-Houston (2.5hrs) continuing to Lima (6.5hrs). Not as extreme as 9hrs - 1hrs - 11hrs though! I also had DXB-CDG-LHR-KEF on EK/AF/FI which was 8hrs-0.5hrs-3hrs.

Another example I have, also not so extreme as yours, is when I flew KEF-BOS (5.5hrs) to connect to BOS-JFK (0.5hrs) and on to Sarasota (3hrs). As I said, not so extreme, but the difference is still big when looked at in context.

cheers, Sveinn  

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User currently offlineHOONS90 From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 3362 posts, RR: 51
Reply 2, posted (3 years 9 months 13 hours ago) and read 5465 times:

YYZ-LHR on BA - 7h
LHR-HEL on AY - 3h
HEL-ICN on AY - 9h

The biggest mistake made by most human beings: Listening to only half, understanding just a quarter and telling double.
User currently offlineCoal From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2460 posts, RR: 7
Reply 3, posted (3 years 9 months 5 hours ago) and read 5419 times:

A friend of mine just did HKG - MUC followed by MUC - FRA and then FRA - BOG. It was on a group ticket, so I imagine it was a cheaper option than HKG-FRA-BOG.


User currently offlinedeaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1432 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 4 hours ago) and read 5408 times:

Next week me and my wife fly:

1. DEL - AMS
2. AMS - CDG
3. CDG - JFK


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User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3436 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (3 years 8 months 4 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5370 times:

Don't know if it counts completely.

PER-HKT (6.5H) HKT-BKK (50m) BKK-OSL (11.5h)

So, that is long, short, long. However, PER-HKT-BKK was really one flight with a stop in HKT. But, still, it was long, short, long, with security controls, and airport waits at each stop.


From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2608 posts, RR: 28
Reply 6, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 5176 times:

Hi Soren,

I did a similar thing recently when returning from the DC-8 trip in California.

SFO-MUC // LH A346
TXL-AUH // AB A332

This was only because UA to FRA & LHR were full, as ever, and I was able to book ZED e-tickets on AB to get me home from MUC!

User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5954 posts, RR: 34
Reply 7, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5171 times:

its quite often offered on LH from SouthAmerica to BKK, SIN etc... SouthAmerica into FRA connecting to MUC and than goes on to Asia.

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User currently offlinereifel From Germany, joined Feb 2005, 1548 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 5105 times:

Keep in mind that you will need to enter Schengen, in case you need a visa you will be denied boarding.

User currently offlineairtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1564 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 5058 times:

Not as extreme as some of the routings above, but I did LAS-YYZ-YUL-BRU a few days ago...

Life is short : eat dessert first !
User currently offlineBeakerLTN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2009, 307 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (3 years 8 months 3 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 4811 times:

Quoting CXfirst (Reply 5):
Don't know if it counts completely.

PER-HKT (6.5H) HKT-BKK (50m) BKK-OSL (11.5h)

Wow, I looked up that flight wondering who did it, and it's Virgin Australia, on a 737-800 - 6h48m.. With the exception of Privatair's business setup that's surely gotta be one of the longest 738 journeys?!

User currently offlineCXfirst From Norway, joined Jan 2007, 3436 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Quoting BeakerLTN (Reply 10):
Wow, I looked up that flight wondering who did it, and it's Virgin Australia, on a 737-800

No, I was on Thai Airways on an A330-300. 2 days a week they fly to BKK via HKT from PER. Back then, they did it more often (think 4 times a week, but unsure).

So, thankfully, TG A330 is quite a comfortable plane, in contrast to a 737-800.


From Norway, live in Australia
User currently offlineSW733 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6539 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 4796 times:

Back in college, I wanted to get back to Namibia to see some friends on the cheap. The best I could find was ORD-MUC-FRA-WDH. That middle (short) flight is kind of a tease - you think you're done after an overnight flight and a short hop, and then...another overnight flight. I didn't enjoy it too much.

User currently offlineblueflyer From Tuvalu, joined Jan 2006, 4894 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 6 days 22 hours ago) and read 4795 times:
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I've done it occasionally, but it's rarely entirely voluntary. The latest example was YUL-BRU-ZRH-NBO because the BRU-NBO flight I was scheduled on was so severely delayed that an extra hop to ZRH was more than justified.

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User currently offlinecedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8628 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (3 years 8 months 2 weeks 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 4692 times:

Hey there Soren.

Interesting premise. And yup, I have one coming up. In December, I am flying from Rome to Paris. For reasons best kept to myself, I am flying:

FCO-NRT AZ 777-200 11h
NRT-ICN KE 747-400 1h30
ICN-CDG KE 747-400 11h

That's with 90 minutes each at NRT and ICN. Will be tiring but very awesome. Let's see how I get on.

Btw MH until recently flew to S America with a pattern like the one you describe, KUL-JNB-CPT-GRU. I think if one wasn't a keen enthusiast, the JNB-CPT sector would have been completely maddening. And redundant, can't people get their own domestic flights while the rest of us have an ocean to cross? Well the route doesn't exist anymore anyway.

fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
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