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Flying For Fun To Come Right Back Within 36 Hours  
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 4925 times:

I know this is an old thread from 2005 but would like to see if any updates.

I did FAT - PHX - ABQ and back to go shopping at the Abercrombie there as they had my pants I just love there. As well as just being in the ABQ airport. One of my top 5!

I also did LAX - MIA - MAO and back to spend the day with my friend and get my load of Guarana back of course  Wink


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User currently offlineSilentbob From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 2054 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 4905 times:

I flew to MKE to play golf with a friend and was back on a plane first thing the next morning.

User currently offlineOutlier From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4900 times:

I think the coolest trip I made was a one day round trip from FAI to LAX to hand carry some documents. First class all the way, window seat. I carried a book, my ticket, my package. I traveled alone. I was 15.

That successful trip spawned a bit of a courier career for me, and I made several trips the next few years to SEA, PDX, and lots to ANC. Same day round trips.


User currently offlineDeltaGuy767 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 660 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4897 times:

I had to do a mileage run to keep up my Silver Medallion status for DL last year.I did BDL-SLC-SEA-CVG-ATL-BDL. I was able to get on the MD-90 twice, and alas my only two times on an MD-90  frown . Anyway my company has me traveling to Europe a fair amount this year, so needless to say I won't need to do another run this year. However it was pretty funny to see the expression on the ticket agent's face when I checked in at BDL.

Cheers from BDL,  wave 
DeltaGuy767



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User currently offlineMattRB From Canada, joined Apr 2005, 1624 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

I flew YYZ-YOW r/t in a day, just because I could  Smile


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User currently offlineJGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

JNB-HKG for shopping. Depart JNB around lunchtime Friday, arrive HKG Saturday morning, shop in a frenzied manner till evening, fly back late evening, arrive JNB 0600 Sunday. Better with a stopover in MRU on the Sunday, spend all day on the beach, fly back to JNB arriving midnight Sunday.

User currently offlineFlyKev From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2006, 1380 posts, RR: 1
Reply 6, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4887 times:
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STN-BLK to go to Blackpool Pleasure Beach theme park.

Left my house at 3am, arrived home 1am the next day.

Cost me £30rtn on FR, not to shabby, and had I booked one day earlier, £15rtn.

Kev.



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User currently offlineCruzinAltitude From United States of America, joined May 2004, 415 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 4884 times:

For my birthday last year my wife got us one way tickets from ONT to LAX (via LAS and PHX). That was a fun afternoon!

User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

In may of this year i flew DUB-CGN with germanwings which cost me 26 euro,
spent an hour in CGN then jumped on a train to dusseldorf, spent a few hours
on the viewing deck then caught the Aer Lingus flight back to DUB which cost
around 50 euro. I left my house at 9.30am and was back home by 10pm!



Flown: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,346,380, B720, 727,732,733,734,735,738,741,744,752,753,763,772,773
User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 9, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4859 times:

Oh I forgot my flight in March from SMF - LAX on WN. Went down for a night game of baseball and came back to SMF. My first time flying WN so I thought it was worth the shot.


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User currently offlineN231YE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 15 hours ago) and read 4858 times:

CLE-PHX to drop a cousin off, then came back to CLE later than day.

User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4849 times:

I've done several of those same day trips too... they are always fun.

DCA-LGA Usairways Shuttle, lunch with relatives

DEN-LAS Frontier, shopping

DEN-MDW Frontier, visit museums

DEN-SFO Frontier, shopping


User currently offlineMfricke From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 269 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 4847 times:

I keep track of all the airline routes I have flown. In the past two years, I flew two routes that were being discontinued just for the fun of it, and so I could keep track of these routes that are no longer flown. I made some additional flights just for the fun of it to position myself to thse discontinued routes. I madethe following round trips in the span of 36 hours (the discontinues flights are nopted with an asterix):

On a Saturday in April 2005:
DL SNA-CVG B 757
DL CVG-CLE B 737
CO CLE-MCI EMB-145

The next morning:
ME MCI-SNA B 717 *

On a Friday in March 2006:
AA LGB-DFW MD-80 *
AA DFW-BOS MD-80
AE BOS-JFK EMB-145

The next morning:
AE JFK-DCA EMB-145
AA DCA-DFW MD-80
AA DFW-LGB MD-80*

On particular note, I flew with James Carville on the DCA-DFW route.

I actually used to fly for fun quite a bit when I was a kid. Now, as an adult, I can afford to add a vacation on to my flights, but some I did for fun within a day as a kid included:

ONT-PHX-SAN-LAX-ONT (The SAN-LAX portion was to fly Muse Air, which had just announced an upcoming name change to TranStar)

ONT-SJC-LAX-OAK-ONT (I was at LAX with these flights the morning of the same day the USAir flight collided with a commuter aircraft and slid off the runway)

RAL-LAX

ONT-BUR (I did with two other friends; it cost us 20 dollars each on Alaska Airlines)

ONT-SAN-LAX (The SAN-LAX flight was on a TWA L-1011, pretty cool for another 20 dollar ticket)

ONT-PHX-LAX-ONT



ONT - Southern California's Ontario!
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 13, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 4830 times:

Only once. HP/WN CMH-MDW-CMH for my 7th birthday. Flew to MDW on the first HP flight out, took the last WN flight back in.

I'd like to do day trips more often, though. I wanted to do B6 CMH-JFK-CMH on 10/3 for their inaugural flight, but my schedule won't allow it now...

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 4823 times:

Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 13):
Only once. HP/WN CMH-MDW-CMH for my 7th birthday. Flew to MDW on the first HP flight out, took the last WN flight back in.

How long ago was this? I didnt know that HP did flights from CMH to MDW. I thought they always went threw PHX. Please let me know if I am wrong.



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User currently offlineIahflyr From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 4790 posts, RR: 22
Reply 15, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 4817 times:

IAH-DEN and back same day a few times for biz.
IAH-DCA and back same day 2 times for biz.
IAH-SFO out one evening & back the next afternoon, gone 30 hrs for wine run.
IAH-LAX turn for soup with friend when we could ride jumpseat, gone 8 hours.
IAH-EWR outbound noon and back next evening at 6pm for biz.

Looking at some of this that I am able to recall, sure looks insane to me but what fun.



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 4811 times:

Funny you should mention this....  Smile

Myself and fellow user Chris78cpr flew the following:

LHR-LAX VS007 07/04/04
LAX-LHR VS024 08/04/04

We fond an absolute bargain deal and it was worth nearly 11,000 miles to us to we did it! Big grin

Overall it was tiring, but a totally amazing time! As soon as we arrived in LA we went into Hollywood for dinner then the next day we went shooting at LAX with another a.net photographer and then headed home, it was great!  Smile

Regards,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineEjmmsu From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1692 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

In march I flew...

CLT-DTW-MSP-LAX-DTW-MSP-CLT D95 753 753 753 752 D93

with a 4 hour layover in LAX. First class on three of the six segments. I was exhausted when I got back to CLT.



"If the facts do not conform to the theory, they will have to be disposed of"
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3730 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 4786 times:

Quoting QXatFAT (Reply 14):
Quoting DeltaRules (Reply 13):
Only once. HP/WN CMH-MDW-CMH for my 7th birthday. Flew to MDW on the first HP flight out, took the last WN flight back in.

How long ago was this? I didnt know that HP did flights from CMH to MDW. I thought they always went threw PHX. Please let me know if I am wrong.

It's been a long time...1993. They flew 737-300s to MDW back then & I think later switched to CRJs/ERJs.

DeltaRules



Let's Kick the Tires & Light the Fires!!
User currently offlineRootsAir From Costa Rica, joined Feb 2005, 4186 posts, RR: 40
Reply 19, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

If you read my trip report i did GVA-AMS-GVA the same day just for going to do some spotting


A man without the knowledge of his past history,culture and origins is like a tree without roots
User currently offlineTango29 From Ireland, joined May 2006, 312 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 17 hours ago) and read 4745 times:

Next wednesday i have a day off work so i`m flying DUB-STN with Ryanair
then STN-GLA with Air Berlin and then home to DUB with Aer Lingus, the trip
should take about 11 hours, 125 euro is not bad for 3 flights!



Flown: A300,310,319,320,321,332,333,346,380, B720, 727,732,733,734,735,738,741,744,752,753,763,772,773
User currently offlineBnamaxx From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 4734 times:

In the 80's and 90's:

DAL-TUL on WN, business, almost always day trips, more times than I can remember...if my boss went, it always had to be DFW-TUL on AA.

DAL-AUS-DAL on WN on business, lost count of those too. I did have lots of Rapid Rewards freebies in those days.

DAL-HOU-CRP and back on WN, many times, business and pleasure, most always an overnighter. A few DFW-CRP on AT7s.

DFW-SHV on AA/Eagle, some day trips, some overnighters.

Once got to fly the company's Hawker bizjet DAL-BDL once. Sooo awesome.

A friend of mine works for DL, so we've done alot of non-rev/buddy pass flights, just to say we did it, some day trips, some overnighters:

BNA-CVG-BNA (CRJ/FRJ)
BNA-ATL-IAH and back DL mainline (for Airliners convention)
BNA-MIA 763 Business Elite - nice; return FLL-ATL-BNA. (764/M80) Stuck in FLL eight hours waiting on available space, got on last flight out
BNA-LGA (CRJ)-shuttle bus to JFK-ATL (M11) ATL-BNA (M80)
BNA-ATL-CMH (757/757) For Airliners convention. CMH-LGA (ER4) LGA-BNA (CRJ)
BNA-ATL (757) ATL-LAS (763) LAS-LGB on B6 320, drive to LAX for Airliners convention. DL 763 LAX-CVG in Business Elite again. Stuck in CVG 12 hours/overnight unable to get on BNA flight. Finally took CVG-CHA (FRJ) and rented a car to drive back.

ALL FUN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


User currently offlineMesaMXORD From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

DEN-SFO-HNL
SURF SUN PARTY NO SLEEP
(Total of 20 hours in HNL)
HNL-LAX-DEN straight to work


User currently offlinePHLstudent From United States of America, joined May 2006, 498 posts, RR: 7
Reply 23, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 4727 times:

saturday I'm off for an adventure with this routing:

PHL-ORD UA 757
ORD-TPA TED A320
TPA-PHL US 737


User currently offlineBridogger6 From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 710 posts, RR: 10
Reply 24, posted (7 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 4719 times:

Hmm.. yesterday I did a four hour stay with another a.netter in DC.. PHX-DCA-LAS-PHX... and then today I spent 2.5 hours with a good buddy in IAH. PHX-IAH-PHX... so yeah, pretty much all the time.  Silly

25 Srbmod : Nearly every non-rev trip I've ever taken was a day trip (with the exception of the time I got bumped in BOS and had to crash there). ATL-Washington D
26 AA61Hvy : I flew DFW-ORD-DFW (same day) just to fly on the 777 (when American first started flying them)
27 Mxp : Next wednesday evening i will do BGY-AMS,spotting all the next day and coming back in the evening Alberto
28 Jeremy : Sorry I tried to post something and it had all this strange info that I did not input. I just erased the whole post because I could not edit.[Edited 2
29 Mjlhou : HP actually used to have a crew base and relatively large station at CMH.
30 Post contains images Mjlhou : I once flew with my wife to LHR to have dinner and only spent 1 night and then flew home on the first morning flight from LHR-ORD on AA. We were both
31 G-KIRAN : SIN-KUL-BKK-KUL-SIN on MAS (trip report on forum) within 12 hours or so. Time spent in BKK...6 hours.
32 Alespesl : When i was studying in Canada and spending time with my g/f in Toronto we often did one day trips such as YYZ-YUL-YYZ, YYZ-YOW-YYZ. Here in Europe, i
33 Burnsie28 : Ive done GFK-MSP, DEN-MSP, COS-MSP, DEN-MSP-STL each time i returned same day.
34 United767 : I flew SFO-SNA-LAX-SJC all in one day 5 years ago (about 2 weeks before 9/11) Also I have done ORD-SAN-LAX-ORD in one day also.
35 Leskova : Flew FRA-JFK-FRA on SQ in 2002... had a wonderful day in New York and horrible service (not to mention the crappy seats) onboard the plane...
36 Post contains links and images Fbgdavidson : A number of times and for different reasons.... -LHR-BCN-AGP-BCN-LHR in BA Club Europe/IB Business Class in a day, found a pretty decent fare so did i
37 Jeffry747 : One of these days I'm gonna book a flight from ORD to the west coast just cuz I wanrt to fly on a 747
38 Post contains images PlymSpotter : I've done many trips like this, its a bit of a hobby for me; PLH-BRS-DUB-BRS-PLH 14 hours. BHX-BFS-STN-GLA-BHX 13 hours. BHX-DUB-STN-GLA-BHX 12 hours.
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