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User currently offlineRedAirForce From Ukraine, joined Aug 1999, 197 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 1196 times:

Can anyone who has done the JFK - Zurich route with Swissair describe the flight path. How far up into Canada do we go? Where do we come into Europe?


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5600 posts, RR: 33
Reply 1, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1137 times:

This does not depend on the airline. It only depends on the weather and the winds. From JFK you usually go north and leave the continent over Canada (nova scotia). The routes are very different, sometimes more south and you enter Europe over France and often more north and you fly over Ireland. Once we even flew over Greenland. But as I said at the beginning all airlines use the same routes there are no specifique Swissair, BA, LH or AF routes. JFK-ZRH or JFK-CDG or JFK-FRA can have the same flight path over the atlantic.

User currently offlineCaymanCX From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 1121 times:

Hey RAF...

ZRH is right, but here is my story anyways. Last summer I flew on the JFK to Geneve Cointrin route on Swissair's MD-11. We flew out over long Island, then up the coast of Nova Scotia, which was a little sad becuase I was remembering the loss of SR 111 at Peggy's Cove...   Anyways, we flew north-east over the Atlantic and came into Europe over the Channel Islands (Jersey, Gurnesey). From there we flew over northern France, just north of Paris, and then turned south east and approaced GVA from the French side. Althogh this wasn't the NYC-ZRH route, it is pretty close.

I hope you have a great journey, and enjoy Swissair. It is my favourite!!!

PS... I'll miss SR's MD-11's when they are all retired!!!


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User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5600 posts, RR: 33
Reply 3, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 1097 times:

The route CaymanCX descriped is very common. You fly over the channel islands or Ireland or the Normandie and then pass Paris towards Switzerland.

User currently offlineCedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8561 posts, RR: 53
Reply 4, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Hey Cayman CX, what is the flight number on the JFK - GVA route nowadays? Surely they've changed it? PA103 became PA3 after Lockerbie. But I always get a chill at Heathrow cos Turk Hava Yollari still use TK981, which was the worst air disaster in history when the London-bound DC10 crashed in France in 1974.

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User currently offlineAvion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 1084 times:

After the disaster the flight number was quickly changed to SR 114/115. But after some time someone found out that 114+115 makes exactly the number of souls lost in this disaster. It the again was again changed to 116/117.


User currently offlineZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5600 posts, RR: 33
Reply 6, posted (15 years 8 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

The SR GVA-JFK-GVA flihts are SR 138 and 139. As Avion said they changed it from 114/115. SR 116/117 is ZRH-MIA-ZRH.

User currently offlineDelta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 7, posted (15 years 8 months 4 days 22 hours ago) and read 1043 times:

I flew JFK-Munich Last january, and we went all the way up to Greenland, then over Ireland and london. On the way back we flew over paris, and really didnt get that far north. be sure to look out both windows if you get close to Greenland. The northern lights on one side, and a really majestic looking moon on the other side

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