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
transit for an hour or so then continue on NZ1 down to AKL
After a day in AKL
you can hop on NZ39 AKL
, transit HKG
then continue on NZ39 up to LHR
That way you have travelled completely around the world having crossed the equator twice.
departs 1640 arrives 1100+1
departs 2130 arrives 0615+2
departs 2359 arrives 0615+1
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.
Departs LHR: 9:30 AM
Arrives JFK: 12:10 PM
Departs JFK: 3:45 PM
Arrives HKG: 8:05 PM +1
Departs HKG: 11:15 PM +1
Arrives LHR: 5:05 AM +2
just to compare, these flights come to 15222nm.
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