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User currently offlineWolverhampton From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 2680 times:

I have an unusal friend who would like to know the following. If you flew scheduled westbound from LHR leaving at 09:00 on a Monday, and continued onwards until arriving back at LHR, what time and day would you complete your journey. This should include any approximate transfer times. All flights should be commercially available.

Many thanks, I look foward to your replies!

[Edited 2007-10-02 23:39:21]

[Edited 2007-10-02 23:39:57]

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User currently offlineIluv747400 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 372 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 2619 times:

The fastest routing I could find would return him to LHR at 5:05 AM Wednesday morning. It's the earliest arrival into Heathrow. He could depart even later than 9 AM and still arrive back at Heathrow by 5:05 AM. One possible routing is listed below.


VS 3
Departs LHR: 9:30 AM
Arrives JFK: 12:10 PM

CX 831
Departs JFK: 3:45 PM
Arrives HKG: 8:05 PM +1

BA 26
Departs HKG: 11:15 PM +1
Arrives LHR: 5:05 AM +2


User currently offlineRivet42 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 818 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 2539 times:

... introduce your friend to the Internet, and a useful schedules website called www.amadeus.net ...

Oh, and a map of the world will help!

Riv'

[Edited 2007-10-03 03:20:02]


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4841 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 2507 times:

Well I don't know if it is the quickest, but if you truely want a Round the World (RTW) experience (crossing the equator) and on one airline then you have to choose Air New Zealand... they are the only airline in the world to offer this service (SQ comes close but operates from 2 different airports in New York and doesn't go as far).
You can catch NZ1 from LHR-LAX transit for an hour or so then continue on NZ1 down to AKL.
After a day in AKL you can hop on NZ39 AKL-HKG, transit HKG then continue on NZ39 up to LHR.

That way you have travelled completely around the world having crossed the equator twice.

NZ1 LHR-LAX departs 1640 arrives 1100+1
NZ1 LAX-AKL departs 2130 arrives 0615+2
NZ39 AKL-HKG departs 2359 arrives 0615+1
NZ39 HKG-LHR departs 0845 arrives 1435

So leave on Monday afternoon and arrive back in London on Friday afternoon having travelled 20545nm.


Quoting Iluv747400 (Reply 1):
The fastest routing I could find would return him to LHR at 5:05 AM Wednesday morning. It's the earliest arrival into Heathrow. He could depart even later than 9 AM and still arrive back at Heathrow by 5:05 AM. One possible routing is listed below.


VS 3
Departs LHR: 9:30 AM
Arrives JFK: 12:10 PM

CX 831
Departs JFK: 3:45 PM
Arrives HKG: 8:05 PM +1

BA 26
Departs HKG: 11:15 PM +1
Arrives LHR: 5:05 AM +2

just to compare, these flights come to 15222nm.



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User currently offlineFly2CHC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Quoting Zkpilot (Reply 3):
NZ1 LHR-LAX departs 1640 arrives 1100+1

Currently this is actually dep LHR 14:25 arr LAX 18:00 (same day, not +1).


User currently offlineWolverhampton From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 42 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 1 month 2 weeks 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2443 times:

Many thanks for your replies, all very interesting.

Rivet42 - Thanks for the link  thumbsup 


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