Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11276 times:
Quoting TupolevTu154 (Thread starter): Now I know a lot of you out there would have done this, so what flight's have you taken in one day and back for fun?
I have taken many same-day return flights within Europe, mostly I stayed at the airport for spotting or I visited the city before flying back home.
I had also the luck to be on many flights were I spend the whole time on the cockpit jumpseat, basically I stayed 30 minutes at the destination airport before flying back on the same plane with the same crew, I did it just for the sake of flying and it was perfect to kill time on boring weekends.
The best was a FRA-JFK flight on Singapore Airlines on a Saturday morning with the return flight in the evening of the same day. My girlfriend, two other friends and myself spent a day in Manhattan for shopping and sightseeing and then we went back to the airport to catch the flight back to FRA. Every person who heard about this crazy trip said that we are completely nuts (which is actually very correct ).
Uswyjer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 11261 times:
Not necessarily just for the fun of flying, but in taking a daytrip to Nashville a couple summers ago to visit some friends I specifically picked the flights: on US Airways, and got 2 new planes: EMB170, ERJ145; and a new airport for me: DCA. Left BDL at 6:40am and got back around 11pm, was a fun trip
Capital146 From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2125 posts, RR: 44
Reply 5, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 11250 times:
I've done a few:
LBA-DUB-LBA (a few times in 2002/3) FR 732
LBA-AMS-LBA Oct 2003 LS 733
LBA-BFS BHD-LBA Jan 2005 LS 733/ BE DH4
LBA-LHR-LBA Apr 2005 BD 320/F100
LBA-BRS-LBA May 2005 WOW DH3
MAN-LHR-MAN May 2005 BD 321
MAN-LHR-MAN Jul 2005 BD 320/319
MAN-ORK-MAN Aug 2005 WW 733/735
LBA-AMS-LBA Nov 2005 LS733
SA006 From South Africa, joined Sep 2003, 1883 posts, RR: 54
Reply 6, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 9 hours ago) and read 11240 times:
A few times...
JNB-DUR-JNB CE 727-95 ZS-NYY and 737-200 ZS-OVF , January 2005. Flew by myself for the first time , had 2 free tickets on CE so , what the heck. Not every day yiu get to fly a 727-100 (which is still in service as we speak).
Also done JNB-GRJ-JNB SAA 737-800 down , SAA 747-200 back to visit the city of George for the day and fly one of the last pax 742 flights of SAA.
Lobster From Germany, joined Oct 2008, 49 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 11168 times:
Last week I did a quick ML and flew from MSP-MEM-PHX and back in one day. Spent only about an hour at PHX. I've flown into LGW a few times only to spend the day in London and then fly to DUB later that evening for my end destination. This spring I went MSP-SFO for the day. Had a nice day in San Fran and took the red-eye back.
Levent From France, joined Sep 2004, 1718 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (8 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 11169 times:
These are day trips I made for spotting and short city visits:
AMS-LHR with KLM and LHR-AMS with Kenya Airways
MST-AMS v.v. with KLM exel
MST-STN v.v. with KLM exel
EIN-AMS v.v. with KLM exel
EIN-HAM v.v. with Metropolis
ANR-AMS v.v. with KLM exel
BRU-LHR v.v. with Virgin Express
DUS-TXL v.v. with Deutsche BA
VLC-CDG v.v. with Vueling
VLC-SVQ v.v. with Vueling
VLC-PMI v.v. with Air Europa
And, although it was for work, I very much enjoyed the numerous day trips out of Valencia on Air Nostrum flights. Also international routes such as BCN-TRN, BCN-NCE, MAD-TLS and MAD-OPO.
LBA-BHD with FlyBE - Should be my first time on a Dash 8!
BHD-MAN with BA - Should be my second time on the Dash 8!
MAN-LHR with BA
LHR-LBA with BMI
All for £104!
A quick question for those of you who've done day trips from the UK to the US... Have you ever had any problems with immigration? Have they ever been suspicious of the reasons you're only there for a few hours?
Edith in his bed, a plane in the rain is humming, the wires in the walls are humming some song - some mysterious song
Jorge1812 From Germany, joined Apr 2004, 3149 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (8 years 8 months 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 11094 times:
AOC-STN-AOC (with the night a the airport) Ryanair B-733
DRS-CGN-DRS (first 4U flight to DRS) Germanwings A-319/320
DRS-HAM-DRS (last weekend) Germanwings A-319
TFN-MAD-TFN (with the night a the airport) Iberia B-743/A-346
DRS-FRA-DRS Lufthansa A-320/B-735
All for fun and or spotting.
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