foxdelta
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Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:16 am

Hi there,

Who can provide the closest city pair (not airports serving the same city/area) connected with most stops. How about a minimum distance of 100 miles between them?

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geoffm
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 1:37 am

Ok, I'm a little confused which may be due to a language barrier. I read your statement as two cities 100 miles or more apart which are connected with planes that stop in an intermediate city. Yet I don't think that's the case.

In any case, isn't this a little flexible? Because you could have 10 flights serving two airports 100 miles apart and 100 flights serving airports 110 miles apart. Which is "closest with most capacity"? It's like a balloon - squeeze one end and the other end expands.

Sorry to nitpick but I don't think there are numerous correct answers to this.

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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:09 am

There is a TACA flight (or at least there was one when I was in GUA) which makes the following route:
GUA-SAL-MGA-SJO.

Also there was a COPA flight that did the GUA-SAL-MGA-SJO-PTY route. Wow!!... 3 stops to cover a total distance of about 1600 km (1000 miles) using a Boeing 737.
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 2:40 am


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Malaysia Airlines operate once daily B734 service KUL-Kota Kinabalu (BKI) flight with 3 stops in Kuching (KCH), Miri (MYY) and Labuan (LBU). Besides this multistop flight MH also serve 11x daily nonstop B734 services between KUL & BKI.

Flight MH2610, operates daily

KUL-KCH 603 mi
KCH-MYY 318 mi
MYY-LBU 110 mi
LBU-BKI 70 mi

(total 1101 mi, KUL-BKI nonstop is 1013 mi)
 
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:11 am

Isn't the CO Island Hopper a classic example of this? It flies HNL-GUM and makes 6 stops enroute, but dont' remember witch.
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:46 am

Then of course there's Alaska Airlines Anchorage-Cordova-Yakutat-Juneau-Petersburg-Wrangell-Ketchikan-Seattle. This is according to their route map on the website (I'm not sure if it's all the same flight):

ANC-CKU - 151 miles
CKU-YAK - 222 miles
YAK-JNU - 198 miles
JNU-PSG - 123 miles
PSG-WRG - 31 miles
WRG-KTN - 82 miles

The longest part is almost half the length of the entire trip:

KTN-SEA - 680 miles

Many years ago, United used to use 737's and 727's routed San Diego-Los Angeles-Bakersfield-Visalia-Fresno-Modesto-Stockton- and then to the bay area or Sacramento. Talk about up and down!!
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OzarkD9S
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 4:53 am

Today there are relatively few multi-hops. Back in the Local Service days all the LSC's had a bevy a multi-stop short hauls. Too many to name, really. Even the majors (See UA's intra-California itinerary above) were forced to operate some rather tedious segments.

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LordHowe
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 5:03 am

Move to Polls and Preferances - please!

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nycflyer
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 7:05 pm

there is that bizarre US route in upstate New York: Watertown-Ogdensburg-Massena, or something like that. It might originate or end in PIT, I don't know. All those cities are very close together.

Also - didn't CO Connection once do something like LGA-Plattsburgh-BTV, or something like that? Plattsburgh and BTV or a stone's throw across Lake Champlain from each other.
 
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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:45 pm

About 9 years ago, Air Nostrum (before being an Iberia franchise) used to operate a flight from Palma de Mallorca (PMI) to Vitoria (VIT), stopping at Reus (REU), and Madrid (MAD), being a PMI-REU-MAD-VIT rotation, all in the same flight number, flown by Fokker F50 equipment. Distance PMI-VIT is about 370 miles.

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RE: Closest City Pair Connected With Most Stops

Sun Jul 10, 2005 11:51 pm

In the continental us you should be able to get from any airport to any airport in two stops or less because of the hub and spoke systems that most us airlines have
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