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User currently offlineEHHO From Bulgaria, joined Dec 2005, 815 posts, RR: 7
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3079 times:

As I was looking at this neighboring thread:
Cheap Flights On 'rare' Airliners (by Canberra Feb 20 2006 in Civil Aviation)
I got an idea: why not try to enumerate unusual carriers/aircraft serving unlikely destinations that are bookable, like 5th freedom and feeder flights.

I can think of the soon ending RG CDG-AMS leg, and the remaining RG LHR-CPH leg. Then there's CX application for HKG-SVO-MAN pending 5th freedom approval by Russia.

Any suggestions?

[Edited 2006-02-21 08:26:52]


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User currently offlineUpperDeck79 From Finland, joined Feb 2005, 1139 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

Iran Air B747SP NRT-PEK once weekly. I so want to fly that, it's a pitty I don't have time for it this time.  Sad

(They also fly ICN-NRT once weekly but no traffic rights for that leg.)



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User currently offlineTriStar500 From Germany, joined Nov 1999, 4695 posts, RR: 42
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 3040 times:

Like mentioned by me in the other thread: daily MAD-FRA-MAD on Lan Chile A343.


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User currently offlineJayce From Canada, joined Nov 1999, 520 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 3004 times:

Out of YVR you have a few to choose from:

JL to MEX
PR to LAS
CX to JFK

And soon to be QF to SFO.



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User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2954 times:

I've done a few interesting ones:

Kuwait Airways JFK-LHR
Aerolineas Argentinas LHR-CDG (1993)
Air New Zealand FRA-LAX (2000)
United AKL-MEL (2001)
Korean NAN-AKL (1997)
Emirates MEL/BNE/SYD-AKL/CHC
Sri Lankan KUL-SIN
Gulf Air HKG-BKK-KUL
British Airways AKL-KUL (1991)
KLM BAH-AUH
Cathay Pacific DXB-BAH
Azal (Azerbijani Airways) LGW-IST
Qantas SIN-KUL (1995)

I think Malaysia EZE-CPT/JNB would be cool!


User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 2900 times:
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not sure whether they had traffic rights , but a few years ago NZ had a once per week FRA-LGW ( or was it FRA-LHR ?) sector - it operated in one direction only as part of a triangular LAX-FRA-LON-LAX flight - any NZ staff recall whether it was LGW or LHR ... and whether traffic rights existed ?


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User currently offlineAisak From Spain, joined Aug 2005, 763 posts, RR: 10
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2871 times:

Thai BKK-FCO-MAD
Qatar DOH-FCO-MAD

so i guess we have lots of MAD-FCO traffic


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2832 times:

Next year AC will have YYZ-LAX-SYD with their new 777s..

User currently offlineKiwiandrew From New Zealand, joined Jun 2005, 8572 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 2807 times:
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Quoting Aisak (Reply 6):
Thai BKK-FCO-MAD

at one time TG operated BKK-ATH-FCO as well - they also had both an
AKL-SYD-BKK and (briefly ) a SYD-JKT-BKK - as TG used to allow unlimited online stops on their European fares out of New Zealand this meant that pax could go from AKL to MAD with free enroute stops in SYD JKT BKK ATH and FCO with the only extra cost being the taxes  Big grin



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User currently offlineANother From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2795 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 7):

Don't they operate YVR-HNL-SYD, this year?


User currently offlinePlanemannyc From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1008 posts, RR: 8
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 2779 times:
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I like these:

YVR-LAS Philippine Airlines
JFK-GRU Japan Airlines


Best,

Wasim / Planemannyc


User currently offlineZK-NBT From New Zealand, joined Oct 2000, 5344 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2569 times:

Not sure how cool these are but other than what has already been mentioned here, most of these are just natural stopovers enroute anyway.

BNE-AKL: Royal Brunei, Garuda
SYD-AKL: LAN, Aerolineas

TG previously also had AKL-BNE-BKK.

Quoting Kiwiandrew (Reply 5):
it operated in one direction only as part of a triangular LAX-FRA-LON-LAX flight

Hmm, I thought that was part of the shortlived

AKL-PPT-DFW-LGW service with a continuation to FRA!? I maybe wrong. Whatever it was, i've no idea if they had traffic rights.


User currently offlinePgtravel From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 446 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

I flew LAX-GRU on JL back in 1998 which no longer operates, but there are still some gems out there. Unfortunately, most of the ones I know are long haul so not as easy to hop on for a quick trip.

MH EWR-ARN on a 777
NZ LAX-LHR on a 744
TN LAX-CDG on a 340
AI on a bunch of US - Europe routes

and my personal favorite
BG JFK-BRU on a D10!

Of course, may not be the best plan after this article.


User currently offlineFogCreekCEO From United States of America, joined Nov 2004, 23 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2500 times:

El Al Toronto -> LAX

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2495 times:

Few record holders for Malaysia Airlines :

EZE-JNB on MH is the only direct air link between Argentina and Africa. It is also one of only 4 airlines that links South America with Africa, the other 3 being SA, Taag and Tacv.

Before EK started its DXB-JFK route, MH was the only airline to offer nonstop service between UAE and USA. MH's EWR flights are now routed via ARN.

During the days when MH flew to MEX, MH was the only airline to offer 747 service between LAX and MEX. It had full traffic rights until it was revoked, which marked the end of MH presence in MEX not long after that.


User currently offlineJacobin777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 14968 posts, RR: 60
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2453 times:

try flying PK from ORD-MAN on one of their 777's..........thats a bit different..!


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User currently offlineCoronado From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1178 posts, RR: 2
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2418 times:
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My most interesting one was Bahrain-Baghdad in 1984 on a Korean Airlines 747, back when the USA was actively financing food exports to Iraq supporting Iraq because Iraq was then at war against Iran, not too long after the Iran hostage crisis. The 747 was almost entirely in a Y class configuration, full of Korean construction workers flying in to build stuff in Iraq. I had to lay over in Bahrain for a couple days to get the required Iraqi visa to fly up to Baghdad.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32896 posts, RR: 71
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 1 week 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 2370 times:

Air France has an island hopper service from Miami on an A320. Operates Miami-Port Au Prince-Pointe Pitre-Fort de France-Cayenne and back. It provides the French Antilies and French Guayana with their only service to the mainland US. The trip takes just about the whole day, with the plane overnighting in CAY or MIA depending on the day and then doing the reverse routing the next day, with Mondays off. And, as a bonus, hot breakfeast on MIA-PAP and hot dinner on PAP-MIA. Now that's exotic...


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