a340pilot
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Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:09 pm

What is the most transfers that any one has had a on a single trip? Now I know for all us aviation enthusiasts the more transfers the better! But if you had to be somewhere right away how many planes did you have to change too?

Best regards,
a340pilot


PS- also did you receive all your luggage at the destination has you put it in?
Go! Canucks Go!
 
TimeForFlight
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:20 pm

frequent flier trip:

bna-atl
atl-zurich
zurich-cdg
cdg-man
man-iom

was the first leg in less than 24 hours.
continuing 2 weeks later:

iom-man
man-cdg
cdg-fum

continuing 2 weeks later:

fum-cdg
cdg-jfk
jfk-atl
atl-bna

only paid for the man-iom-man flights...

another recent trip:
bna-ord
ord-lhr
luton-ams
ams-luton
stn-prg
prg-stn
stn-trv (treviso)
trv-stn
stn-cdg
cdg-stn
lgw-iom
iom-lgw
lhr-ord
ord-bna
under $1000
 
AZ747
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 1:25 pm

1992....On a ski trip from DTW to RNO back in high school I had the following routing...

DTW-DFW
DFW-SLC
SLC-RNO

on the way back

RNO-LAX
LAX-CVG
CVG-DTW

it was not even close to being worth it..one of the worst years in Lake Tahoe history..although shortly after we left "Miracle March" began

 
planenutz
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 5:09 pm

September, 2000:

MEX-JFK-ZRH-BCN
BCN-ZRH-JFK-MIA-MEX

on Aeromexico and Swissir for U$656. A pretty good deal considering the more direct Lufthansa MEX-FRA-BCN return was U$1325.

Not all who wander are lost....
 
ssides
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Wed Oct 01, 2003 9:04 pm

To get a $179 fare on NW/CO, I once flew BWI-DTW-IAH-ABI, returning ABI-IAH-DTW-BWI. Delays out of BWI and DTW made the trip a nightmare, though
"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
 
Jacques60
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:04 am

My longest/most planes/single trip must have been
BKK/HKG CX B707
HKG-HND-YVR CP B742
YVR/YYZ CP B742
YYZ/YUL CP B727
All of it in one day
 
doninfc
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 1:54 am

Returning from Australia to the US in 1993 (non-rev):
MEL-SYD: AN 320
SYD-HNL: CO D10
HNL-SFO: AA D10
SFO-EWR: CO AB3
EWR-IAD: CO ATR
Travel time, including layovers: 34 hours continuous
 
CO2BGR
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 2:08 am

I once non-reved to TPA:
BGR-BOS NW fairchild metro III
BOS-EWR CO M80
EWR-CLE CO 737
CLE-MCI CO ATR
MCI-IAH CO EM2
IAH-CO / KMCO), USA - Florida">MCO CO 300

then after 24 hrs on planes and in airports drove from Orlando to TPA

It honestly would have been faster to drive straight through (I was with someone else) than to fly, but its more fun to fly.

CO2BGR
There are too many self indulgent weiners in this town with too much bloody money" Randal Raines- Gone in 60 Seconds
 
JOSEMEX
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:18 am

MEX-IAH CO M80
IAH-SFO CO M80
SFO-HNL CO D10
HNL-NRT CO 747

OVD-MAD IB 727
MAD-JFK IB 747
JFK-MEX AM DC8
MEX-ACA AM DC8

OVD-MAD JK M80
MAD-EWR CO 777
EWR-IAH CO 767
IAH-MEX CO 733

[Edited 2003-10-03 20:24:53]
 
LHMark
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:29 am

Thanks to some technical problems, I once got:

LAS-IAH-EWR-ROC.

I'll let you figure out what airline it was.
"Sympathy is something that shouldn't be bestowed on the Yankees. Apparently it angers them." - Bob Feller
 
LJ
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:38 am

April 2002

Amsterdam - Paris CDG AF 321
Paris - Sao Paulo JJ 332
Sao Paulo - Recife JJ 332
Recife - Belem JJ 100 (via Fortaleza and Sao Luis)

Total travel time 33 hours (should have been 31 hours but our F100 had a mechanical failure at Fortaleza)

Did receive my luggage at Sao Paulo and Belem

August 2003
Amsterdam - London LHR BD 320
London LHR - Auckland NZ 744
Auckland - Sydney NZ 763

Total travel time 36 hours (6 hour layover at LHR) wheras flying via Asia would have cut travel time considerably.

Did receive my lugagge after more than 36 hours.
 
pilot727aa
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RE: Affordable Vacation Only 9 Plane Changes!

Sat Oct 04, 2003 3:48 am

On a school trip to France last March:

DFW-ORD ua a319
ORD-AMS ua 763
AMS-CDG af a320


Return:
NCE-CDG af a320
CDG-AMS af a320
AMS-IAD ua 763
IAD-ORD ua 772
ORD-DFW us 733

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