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Crazy Routings?  
User currently offlineMANmatt From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 969 posts, RR: 5
Posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Last week on KL at MAN, i had a guy that had one of the craziest routings ever. He had flown PIT-EWR-MAN on CO, connect to our KL Cityhopper to AMS to pick up a KL flight to PBM. On his return he was taking a bit more or a direct routing vis POS on BW. Now to me that seems like one heck of a routing. I questionned the guy over why he was doing it, and he told me it was because Surinam Airways had decided not to fly to POS that week where he wanted to connect, and this was the only other way to get there!

So i was wondering, have any of you taken a crazy route to get to your final destination?

Matt Big grin

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User currently offlineEmirates Skies From Australia, joined Nov 2001, 171 posts, RR: 3
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2360 times:

I met this Scottish bloke who did AKL-DXB-CDG (on EK) and CDG-Gabon on (AF).


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19230 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2341 times:

Yeah, but out of choice. LHR to SIN. The routing: LHR-MLE-CMB-KUL-SIN.

If I ever go to Australia, I want to fly:

LHR-DAC-BKK-SIN-SYD-SIN-BKK-DAC-DXB-LHR.  Big grin



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User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 2312 times:

Is MAN-LHR-ORD-FSD-DEN-LAX Crazy enough?




Lee Big grin



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User currently offlineMarambio From UK - Scotland, joined Oct 2004, 1160 posts, RR: 25
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 2285 times:

Well, in fact tomorrow I'm flying EZE-CDG-AMS-JRO (Kilimanjaro, Tanzania). My return trip, next month, will be JRO-DAR-AMS-GRU-EZE. Flights are operated by Air France, KLM and TAM.  Smile

Saludos,
Marambio



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User currently offlinePanAm330 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 2679 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2188 times:

While not as crazy as the ones above, I was quoted this itinerary on US Airways to go to HNL:

SYR-PHL-DCA-PHX-PDX-LAS-PHX-HNL

Absolutely crazy. The fare wasn't bad, either. If I end up going, I may actually do it, if only for the mileage.


User currently offlineAdh214 From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 360 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2163 times:

Quoting PanAm330 (Reply 5):
SYR-PHL-DCA-PHX-PDX-LAS-PHX-HNL

Why on earth would you go via PHX twice? Surely this was not something that US Airways proposed as a reasonable routing between SYR and HNL.

Please provide some additional info. Thanks, Andrew


User currently offlineDAL767400ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2156 times:

Quoting Adh214 (Reply 6):
Why on earth would you go via PHX twice? Surely this was not something that US Airways proposed as a reasonable routing between SYR and HNL.

Pfft, if it's cheaper than SYR-PHL-PHX-HNL, why not  Silly ? Especially if you get the miles Big grin .


User currently offlineKingGeo3 From United States of America, joined Oct 2003, 164 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2116 times:

Here is one for you:

PIT-PHL-LGA-BOS-PHL-PIT

Ugh. It was a fun time let me tell you!

-KG3



Nobody respects me . . . :(
User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

I've mentioned this before, but I still enjoyed my JNB-NBO-DXB-MEL-CHC trip last year.

Few years back I did AKL-LAX-MIA-LHR-FRA-SIN-BNE-AKL in a couple of weeks for duty travel, and prior to that BRU-FRA-LAX-NAN-AKL. Very enjoyable!


User currently offlineAirtrainer From Belgium, joined Aug 2003, 1558 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2103 times:

Quoting Emirates Skies (Reply 1):
I met this Scottish bloke who did AKL-DXB-CDG (on EK) and CDG-Gabon on (AF).

Well, I would rather say a long routing, but not so crazy as EK don't fly to LBV... Except from flying DXB-DLA-LBV I don't think there are many faster options. Anyway, I agree to say this is the kind of routing you won't see everyday  Wink

Regards.



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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32789 posts, RR: 72
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2095 times:

Quoting MANmatt (Thread starter):
I questionned the guy over why he was doing it, and he told me it was because Surinam Airways had decided not to fly to POS that week where he wanted to connect, and this was the only other way to get there!

Guess nobody told him Surinam Airways flies MIA-AUA-PBM.



a.
User currently offlineVSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2080 times:

I did this one a few years back

LCY-FRA-LHR-HKG-MNL-SYD. Not unusual you may say, but flew LCY-FRA on LH, collected my bags at FRA, and then immediately checked in at FRA for a BA flight straight back to LHR to connect onto HKG, total time in FRA was 2 hours. The reason - the ticket starting in FRA through to SYD was about £600 less than starting the itinerary in LON, even after adding a LH cheapie fare on LCY-FRA I saved over £500!!!!



Being on: (in no order) VS BA AA EK CX MH DL EI BD KL HV NW RC LH AF DA TG QF US FR LX AC SK AZ PG SQ UA PA
User currently offlinePensacolaguy From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 546 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 2066 times:

My boss told me to get a air ticket for a "employee". Orbitz was the best price. But his routing is a bit odd... MFR-LAX-TPA-PNS (Total duration:11H 34M) and return PNS-IAH-LAX-MFR (Total duration:14H 00M)

$580.79 RT USD...Best price I could get. Other's where over $800.00.

[Edited 2006-01-26 17:33:38]

User currently offlineBigOrange From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 2365 posts, RR: 3
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2035 times:

I once had to book a passenger LLW (Lilongwe, Malawi) -ZRH-AMS-HRE (Harare, Zimbabwe) on SR/KL because there was no other way of connecting on the day she needed to fly between the two cities.

I originally had her confirmed on KQ but then when I requested her special meals, it canceled the flight LLW-NBO. When I called KQ they had never operated the route and someone screwed up when loading flights into Sabre.


User currently offlineVSFLYER747400 From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2005, 133 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2004 times:

Quoting BigOrange (Reply 14):
I once had to book a passenger LLW (Lilongwe, Malawi) -ZRH-AMS-HRE (Harare, Zimbabwe) on SR/KL because there was no other way of connecting on the day she needed to fly between the two cities.

LOS to SSG is a very similar situation, best way always appears to be via EUROPE!!! Go figure!!!



Being on: (in no order) VS BA AA EK CX MH DL EI BD KL HV NW RC LH AF DA TG QF US FR LX AC SK AZ PG SQ UA PA
User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 1938 times:

I booked a trip to Rome recently. I could have done LH DEN-FRA-FCO-FRA-DEN... instead I decided to take the scenic route in a few days.

Delta DEN-CVG
Comair CVG-STL
Comair STL-JFK
Virgin JFK-LHR
Ryanair STN-CIA

Ryanair CIA-STN
Virgin LHR-EWR
Delta EWR-CVG
Delta CVG-DEN


User currently offlineAbrelosojos From Venezuela, joined May 2005, 5100 posts, RR: 55
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1863 times:

When I was a student doing an exchange in Brasil, I did a backpacking trip to India - the cheapest fare (multiple tickets during peak season) ended up being GIG-GRU-BOG-FLL-MIA-ORD-MAD-FCO-ATH-AMM-BOM on RG.AV.IB.RJ combination.

-A.



Live, and let live.
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11655 posts, RR: 60
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 1834 times:

Tomorrow I shall be flying LHR-MXP-JFK, then the next day JFK-FCO-LHR, I knew there was more of a risk going with AZ considering their current situation, but the ticket was £30-40 cheaper than a direct fare from LHR, and I get to try out my first B772 as well.

Later in the year I hope to do BHX-EWR-BRS-PLH, just for the hell of it, would be way more fun than 4 hours sat on a Virgin voyager train, even if it would take a little longer!

Dan Smile



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User currently offlineAAden From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 835 posts, RR: 0
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 1814 times:

i flew AA den-lax-mia once

User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 1806 times:

How about my DUS-FCO-MXP-CDG//CDG-FCO-MXP-DUS next summer (instead of just flying DUS-CDG-DUS and paying about half the fare)? Big grin


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User currently offlinePavlovsDog From Norway, joined Sep 2005, 658 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 1797 times:

In 86' I flew from PDX to SCL.

PDX-SEA-BLI-YVR-YYZ-LIM-SCL

There was a 12 hour delay in Vancouver bringing the trip to over 30 hours.


User currently offlineSoups From Ghana, joined Jun 2004, 3438 posts, RR: 13
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 4 hours ago) and read 1791 times:

ACC-DXB-JFK
Bro flew ACC-JNB-HKG-SIN(Be4 the EK era)
EMA-CDG-BEY-KAN-ACC-LOS-CAI-BEY-CAI-LHR-MAN



Next destinations, Suarabaya, beirut, paris, Accra
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7298 posts, RR: 85
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 1786 times:
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NRT-LAX-SYD, just to get from NRT to SYD on OneWorld! So many hours in air...ugh.  Sad

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 23 hours ago) and read 1771 times:

Quote:
Surely this was not something that US Airways proposed as a reasonable routing between SYR and HNL.

Don't ever underestimate USAirways computer website's ability to propose some of the strangest schedules possible.

I was once offered ATL-SAN as ATL-PHL-GSO-CLT-PIT-SAN. I nearly did it just for fun.

Their website does some of the strangest things...



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25 HPLASOps : I've seen YVR-LAS-CLT-ORD and LAS-SEA-SLC-ANC before.
26 Lordanmol : SIN-KUL-JHB An ex Malaysian Airlines member. I tried to use up all the miles and I got this flight on economy class. Regards
27 Post contains images SA7700 : I'm a mileage whore.... BFN-JNB-SYD-MEL-SYD-JNB-IAD-ORD-DEN-SFO-JFK-open sector-IAD-JNB-BFN Rgds SA7700
28 Mfricke : I did a crazy routing last year on a open jaw to and from Houston on NW: Eastbound: LAS-DTW-BHM-MEM-IAH (MEM-IAH CoEx) Westbound: IAH-DTW-IND-MSP-PHX
29 Planemanofnz : I always thought MH's KUL-JNB-CPT-EZE routing was sort of wierd when it could be one-stop through AKL or something.
30 Andz : I did this round trip a couple of years ago... JNB-SID-ATL-CLT-PGV-CLT-EWR...JFK-JNB Left JNB Tuesday evening, back in JNB Friday evening of the same
31 767-332ER : My parents are doing a pretty crazy one this upcoming may: ATL-MUC (DL763) MUC-TXL (LH CRJ) TXL-PRG (CSA ATR) PRG-TXL (CSA ATR) TXL-PMI (AB 738) PMI-S
32 DeltaRules : Expedia also gave me these itineraries on US when looking up flights from CMH-MCO: -CMH-PIT-CRW-CLT-MCO -CMH-PIT-BWI-PHL-CLT-MCO -CMH-PHL-CHO-CLT-MCO
33 Tg 747-300 : Instead of the more normal MYR-IAD-AMS-OSL-AMS-IAD-MYR, I elected to go for: MYR-ATL-MSP-ORD-AMS-OSL-AMS-MSP-ORD-MSP-EWR-MYR tg 747-300
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