Geoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 3468 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.
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
PanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 5, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3333 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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OzarkD9S From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 5665 posts, RR: 20
Reply 6, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 2 days 16 hours ago) and read 3303 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.
FoxDelta From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 134 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (10 years 10 months 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 3120 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.