Airplanetire From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1809 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 1276 times:
I was thinking if there were any airlines out there that you can circle the entire earth on, using ONLY that airline, no codeshares. It doesn't have to be all one flight. The closest I could come was with SQ. You could go from SIN to the US west coast, and from the US east coast back to SIN via Europe, but there is that gap from the US west coast to the US east coast. I know that UA had their round-the-world flight, but not anymore. You can also get pretty close on NW going from the US to India via Europe, and you could go from SE Asia to the US, but there is again a gap (India to SE Asia). Can you think of any carrier that you can circle the entire earth on?
CLL777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 1241 times:
He is refuring to the lack of connections from the west to the east. There is not SQ flight that heads to europe from the west, as you said ORD is the furthest. Maybe if SQ could fly as Quantas flies from LAX-JFK.
NiteRider30 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 150 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 1216 times:
Northwest/KLM would be the way I would go. This would work from either Detroit or Minneapolis... MSP/DTW to AMS to NRT to MSP/DTW. The AMS-NRT sector would be flown on a KLM 747... that's about as close as I can come...
VirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4537 posts, RR: 41
Reply 5, posted (12 years 1 month 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 1170 times:
Well, if you believe United Airline, you will soon be able to fly AKL-LAX-LHR-HKG-AKL on Air New Zealand... Perhaps I shouldn't raise this, it will spark another week of "Will Air NZ buy 747-400XQLR for HKG-LHR Service" type posts.
Oh well, too late...
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