ZRH From Switzerland, joined Nov 1999, 5565 posts, RR: 37
Reply 1, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 1000 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.
CaymanCX From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 76 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 3 days ago) and read 984 times:
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!!!
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 7945 posts, RR: 54
Reply 4, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 954 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.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
Avion From Bouvet Island, joined May 1999, 2205 posts, RR: 7
Reply 5, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 13 hours ago) and read 947 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.
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 5
Reply 7, posted (13 years 10 months 2 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 906 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