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Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops  
User currently offlineFoxDelta From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 134 posts, RR: 0
Posted (10 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 3477 times:

Hi there,

Who can provide the closest city pair (not airports serving the same city/area) connected with most stops. How about a minimum distance of 100 miles between them?

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User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 4 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

Ok, I'm a little confused which may be due to a language barrier. I read your statement as two cities 100 miles or more apart which are connected with planes that stop in an intermediate city. Yet I don't think that's the case.

In any case, isn't this a little flexible? Because you could have 10 flights serving two airports 100 miles apart and 100 flights serving airports 110 miles apart. Which is "closest with most capacity"? It's like a balloon - squeeze one end and the other end expands.

Sorry to nitpick but I don't think there are numerous correct answers to this.

Geoff M.

User currently offlineIBERIA747 From Spain, joined Aug 2003, 1835 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (10 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3437 times:

There is a TACA flight (or at least there was one when I was in GUA) which makes the following route:

Also there was a COPA flight that did the GUA-SAL-MGA-SJO-PTY route. Wow!!... 3 stops to cover a total distance of about 1600 km (1000 miles) using a Boeing 737.

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 25
Reply 3, posted (10 years 10 months 3 hours ago) and read 3404 times:

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Malaysia Airlines operate once daily B734 service KUL-Kota Kinabalu (BKI) flight with 3 stops in Kuching (KCH), Miri (MYY) and Labuan (LBU). Besides this multistop flight MH also serve 11x daily nonstop B734 services between KUL & BKI.

Flight MH2610, operates daily

KUL-KCH 603 mi
KCH-MYY 318 mi
MYY-LBU 110 mi
LBU-BKI 70 mi

(total 1101 mi, KUL-BKI nonstop is 1013 mi)

User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4297 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (10 years 10 months 1 hour ago) and read 3347 times:

Isn't the CO Island Hopper a classic example of this? It flies HNL-GUM and makes 6 stops enroute, but dont' remember witch.

What now?
User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 3321 times:

Then of course there's Alaska Airlines Anchorage-Cordova-Yakutat-Juneau-Petersburg-Wrangell-Ketchikan-Seattle. This is according to their route map on the website (I'm not sure if it's all the same flight):

ANC-CKU - 151 miles
CKU-YAK - 222 miles
YAK-JNU - 198 miles
JNU-PSG - 123 miles
PSG-WRG - 31 miles
WRG-KTN - 82 miles

The longest part is almost half the length of the entire trip:

KTN-SEA - 680 miles

Many years ago, United used to use 737's and 727's routed San Diego-Los Angeles-Bakersfield-Visalia-Fresno-Modesto-Stockton- and then to the bay area or Sacramento. Talk about up and down!!

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User currently offlineOzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5644 posts, RR: 21
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 3291 times:

Today there are relatively few multi-hops. Back in the Local Service days all the LSC's had a bevy a multi-stop short hauls. Too many to name, really. Even the majors (See UA's intra-California itinerary above) were forced to operate some rather tedious segments.

I really miss those days.  crying 

Next Up: STL-DEN-SLC-SFO-PDX-ORD-STL in 25 hours. Two more states off my list.
User currently offlineLordHowe From Finland, joined Jan 2003, 728 posts, RR: 1
Reply 7, posted (10 years 10 months ago) and read 3273 times:

Move to Polls and Preferances - please!

Best regards,

Lord Howe Island - The Last Paradise
User currently offlineNYCFlyer From United States of America, joined Jan 2005, 1388 posts, RR: 9
Reply 8, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3171 times:

there is that bizarre US route in upstate New York: Watertown-Ogdensburg-Massena, or something like that. It might originate or end in PIT, I don't know. All those cities are very close together.

Also - didn't CO Connection once do something like LGA-Plattsburgh-BTV, or something like that? Plattsburgh and BTV or a stone's throw across Lake Champlain from each other.

User currently offlineFoxDelta From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3108 times:

About 9 years ago, Air Nostrum (before being an Iberia franchise) used to operate a flight from Palma de Mallorca (PMI) to Vitoria (VIT), stopping at Reus (REU), and Madrid (MAD), being a PMI-REU-MAD-VIT rotation, all in the same flight number, flown by Fokker F50 equipment. Distance PMI-VIT is about 370 miles.


User currently offlineNycfuturepilot From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 791 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (10 years 9 months 4 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

In the continental us you should be able to get from any airport to any airport in two stops or less because of the hub and spoke systems that most us airlines have

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