Sabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 2583 times:
Me and a friend have flown from Düsseldorf to San Francisco the route DUS-BRU-ATL-SFO on a SN/DL combination. We arrived in SFO after 24 hours. This trip was realy cool because we missed our connecting flight at ATL so we have to spend a couple of hours there, of cause we used the time for spotting.
S8222 From Netherlands, joined Sep 2001, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 2557 times:
I once was set to fly AMS-LHR-JFK, then onwards EWR-MSP-LAX-HNL on a RJ/NW-combination. It was the cheapest ticket which would take me on a 36 hour trip, including a stay overnight in NY and a change-over from JFK to EWR.
Instead I decided to spend some more money on a BD/NZ-trip, which was still good for 20 hours...
Greg From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 2508 times:
From Houston to Omaha via Phoenix
On America West.
It was the last time I ever let my legal aid book me a flight (my secretary is a bit of an enthusiast himself so he makes more rational choices).
One horrible trip was also Houston-Dallas-San Francisco-Tokyo-Singapore (on American/United/JAL).
Cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8371 posts, RR: 54
Reply 8, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2480 times:
Bahrein to Dubai via Beirut. BAH and DXB are about 100 mi apart - so instead of a 30 minute hop I did it a pair of three hour flights. Which you all would have done as well, since those two three hour flights were both 707s (this was in 94).
That was part of a five day trip which was:
SYD-MEL-MNL-BKK Philippines (all 747s)
BKK-BOM Air France (744 combi)
BOM-AUH-BAH Gulf Air (L1011)
BAH-BEY-DXB MEA (707s)
DXB-LHR Pakistan Int'l (742).
Or Charlotte to London via Atlanta, JFK and Helsinki (yes) - CLT-ATL-JFK was Delta, JFK-HEL-LHR was Finnair. Groovy baby.
Pretty much a straight line, and all one ticket, but still interesting, London to Sydney:
LHR-AMS British Midland (735)
AMS-BKK-TPE China Air Lines (MD11)
TPE-SYD Mandarin (747SP).
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
777-200 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 1024 posts, RR: 7
Reply 13, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2414 times:
Probly when i was going home from the UK the First time
we were on Standby and we didnt get on the flight for 2 days then we were on the Delta flight to Atlanta, then we were stuck in ATL for 3 days untill we could get on a plane to CVG.
Tg 747-300 From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 1318 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 18 hours ago) and read 2384 times:
I have flown OSL-CPH-LIS-Funchal (instead of the direct charter flight, because the time din't suit us)
I have also flown OSL-CPH-ZHR-Malaga instead of a probably shorter flight with only one connection.
FTraveler From United States of America, joined May 2001, 72 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 2380 times:
If I recall correctly it was in 1979. Planned routing on Pan Am LHR-SFO-HNL. Because of the grounding of DC-10s, Pan Am was booked solid and I couldn't even book one segment. Pan Am re-routed me LHR-FRA-DEL-BKK-HKG-NRT-HNL. Arrived in HNL some 25+ hours later.
Tango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3811 posts, RR: 27
Reply 19, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 2333 times:
My longest "detour" as a confirmed revenue pax was MSP-IAH-ATL and return on Continental in August, '94. The routing each way covered 1,723 miles whereas MSP-ATL non-stop is 906 miles. The detour saved my wife and I over $100 each compared to the lowest non-stop fares offered by NW and DL at the time. And our first segment, MSP-IAH, was on N69602, at the time a brand-new 737-500 and my first-ever flight on the type.
However, my longest detour was as a non-rev space available pax on Alaska in February, 2000: PHX-SNA-PHX by the routing PHX-PDX-OAK-SNA-SEA-PHX, an odyessey totalling 3,954 miles covered in one day. PHX-SNA-PHX non-stop is 338 miles each way, 676 miles total. The trip included my first flights on 737-700 aircraft (N612AS and N611AS) and my first flights in and out of SNA, with its unique noise-abatement takeoff procedure that is mindful of what a catapault launch from an aircraft carrier must be like.
SegmentKing From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 2322 times:
doing this on thanksgiving:
las vegas - los angeles - dulles - laparkinglot (LGA) -
chicago - miami
Other wierd routings:
Miami - Atlanta - Denver - Cedar Rapids - Chicago
I'm presently moving to Las Vegas, and a few flights go Ft Laud - Chicago - Denver - Las Vegas, some Ft Laud - Chicago - Los Angeles - Vegas. I'm just pissed I couldn't route myself via Palm Springs or Fresno
oh well... at least I maintain Premier Exec status for 2003!!!!
AA777-200 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 323 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2309 times:
Well my roommate and I were bored one day so in about 25 hours we flew...
DTW-LGA AA ERJ-135
JFK-SFO AA 767-200
SFO-LAX AA S80
LAX-SJC AA 737-300
SJC-ORD AA 737-800
ORD-DTW AA S80
We left DTW at 6am spet about 2 hours in NYC then on to SFO and LAX where we were about 4 hours and back to ORD then to DTW and we were back about 7am the next morning! Talk about being TIRED! We love non-rev travel! We even got First on the JFK SFO and the SJC ORD! It was great!
IMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6414 posts, RR: 31
Reply 22, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 2290 times:
Long only in percentage of "waste of time" (ex girlfriends words). WN has (had?) a flight from TUS-SAN with 3 stops. The routing was TUS-LAS-OAK-BUR-SAN. I don't know why she was worried. It was my time and she was already in San Diego waiting. I just couldn't explain to her why I would leave home 2 hours early to catch a plane that made "all those stops". I got into SAN about the same time of day as a nonstop, didn't pay more and had fun.
Quote : "If I have to explain, you wouldn't understand"
I am glad I was around to fly before de-regulation.
Ironchain15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 23, posted (13 years 8 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2274 times:
Last year, my destination was MSY from MCI. I had already booked a flight from MCI to MCO, but changed my mind and wanted to go to MSY. The prices were outrageous from MCI to go to MSY, so I stayed with my flight to MCO and purchased a ticket from MCO to MSY. It was much cheaper doing it like this. Here is how the trip went.
MCI-CLT on US F-100; seven-hour layover in CLT
CLT-MCO on US 757; stayed the night in MCO
MCO-MSY on Comair CRJ the next day
The return trip was:
MSY-ATL on DL 757; about three hours in ATL
ATL-MCO on DL M11; placed in a two and a half hour holding pattern due to a severe storm in MCO. Finally landed at MCO, about three hours late. Stayed the night at MCO again.
MCO-CLT on US M82; two hours in CLT
CLT-MCI on US M81; finally back home