Qantas777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 484 posts, RR: 1 Posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1507 times:
I went to Paris and back in about 20hrs. I flew out on AF 777 GSPA and came back on the DL 777 with the salt lake 2002 theme livery. I spent about 2hrs at CDG which was fun and i got some neat pics. The AF flight was really nice and they have a good IFE system while DL is lacking in the department. Also I enjoy the 3-3-3 layout rather than the 2-5-2 which makes no sense to me. Anyway, it was a fun trip. Got to have un sandwhich de jambon.
Ahlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 4
Reply 2, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 1442 times:
I once flew CDG-ATL-CDG for about $180 roundtrip (student fare), 2 day advace purchase, and they gave me miles, so the effective cost was even lower. Now I have to go ATL-ANU one way mid-December and it looks like it will be the same price via Paris as it is via MIA(~$620), so I might go to Paris and hang for a few days. I do have to say those people who decide fares are NUTS
Delta15 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 617 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1388 times:
sounds fun, but did you do it in coach class? A few more details would be appreciated. I did Ric-Atl-Zrh-Cvg-Ric in about 34 hours. I was exhausted when i got home, even though i was in business class. Nonrevers do that all the time by the way
Ilyushin96M From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 2609 posts, RR: 11
Reply 5, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1378 times:
Are you guys taking round-trip flights just for the sake of the flights, and not staying anywhere for a few days? Seems a waste of good flying to me... I knew a guy in college who would spend all his extra money taking day trips like that - flying round-trip between cities, leaving in the morning and coming back in the evening. I never quite understood it, but I guess to each his own!
OH-LGA From Denmark, joined Oct 1999, 1436 posts, RR: 17
Reply 6, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 1376 times:
All sorts of airlines give you cheaper fares if you aren't flying directly to the main hub for some reason, I've seen Finnair fares that were something akin to $588 r/t to Helsinki, but $508 to places like Oslo, Stockholm, Budapest, Tallinn, etc.
Qantas777: That little?!?!?! Wow... I gotta see if British Airways (or another oneworld partner would pull something like that for me on a SFO-LHR trip... due to being a Finnair Plus member, I can fly on both AA & BA transatlantic flights and get miles on them
Head in the clouds... yet feet planted firmly on the ground.
MEL From Canada, joined Oct 1999, 1107 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (15 years 3 months 3 weeks 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 1295 times:
More tales of a non-rev...
I've done several day-trips to Europe, all in 8 days. I'd spend the day in London or Paris, and return back to the U.S. the same night. In 8 days I did 8 transatlantic crossings... it was the most fun I've had in my life...