Leskova From Germany, joined Oct 2003, 6075 posts, RR: 68
Reply 1, posted (8 years 12 months 2 days 1 hour ago) and read 2956 times:
Quote: Mr Bartlett, of Park Road, said: "This is the first time there has been a single airline that you could do it on and that flew north and south of the equator. When I saw that Air New Zealand was to start the service which meant round the world I said 'right I will have ago at that' and decided to set the record."
Well... Pan American had a Round-the-World flight, as did United Airlines... and Singapore Airlines also offers connections that somewhat permit you to fly all the way around (SIN-FRA-JFK/EWR-SIN) - though, admittedly, all of them stay (or stayed) within the northern hemisphere...
But blood clots? Nah... not really. Some people (those that don't move a single millimeter during a flight) could probably manage to get DVT on a flight from FRA to LHR, while those that know what to do - and what not - could probably take that RTW-Trip a couple of times consecutively without even running a low DVT risk.
Then again - how ever much I love flying... that'd be way too much for my taste.