Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7450 posts, RR: 16 Posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3402 times:
I was thinking now with the age of the long range aircraft which cities are still more than 2 stops to get to from your airport on any airline. Or even are there any airports left like this. BTW I don't mean the type of airport that only attracts 1 B1900D a day.
I haven't thought of too many places from AKL so far, but if anyone else can start the ball rolling....
Trolley Dolley From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 3285 times:
Good question. Theoretically long range planes can link one side of the world to the other with only one stop. Hey, and Airbus A340 even flew Paris-Auckand-Paris, that's right around the world with one stop.
Airline schedules, customer demand and limited airport runway lenght mean that two stops plus are the norm for most journeys, eg Wellington (New Zealand) to Edinburgh (Scotland)
Spike has a good point, but it is possible to fly between major cities in South America and Asia with one stop eg Sao Paulo-London-Singapore or Buenos Aires-Frankfurt-Tokyo. I know Malaysia Airline fly the same plane Kuala Lumpur-Johanesburg-Cape Town-Buenos Aires. The extra stop in South Africa is to link the large Malay community in Cape Town rather than any restrictions on aircraft range.
Mymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 3188 times:
I believe the title was "more than 2 stop away", it's fairly easy to find city that are only two stops, meaning: origin-stop1-stop2-destination.
Can anybody think of three plus stop versions (seeing that's the name of the title and all)? Those are far more difficult to find, 2 stops are easy. Also, keeping the same concept of "somewhat decently sized cities".
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7450 posts, RR: 16
Reply 10, posted (10 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 3146 times:
Yes, mymiles2go is correct, I realise my title is slightly ambiguous but that is what I was meaning.
every time I think I have one it isn't cos i think of another way to get there...I think maybe a further restriction of being able to earn fflyer points for the entire route on one program might bring up a few more options, cos we seem to be scraping the barrel. But interesting that most of the world is within 2 stops regardless of airport size nonetheless.