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Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:28 pm

I was wondering which all airlines are now in the 'Six Continents Club'.? i.e. fly their own aircraft to all six continents without code shares.

EK, DL, UA, QR, SQ for sure. BA? AA? CX?

A notable exception appears to be LH which relies on SQ to take passengers on to Australia-New Zealand.

This begs another question. In these days of alliances, how important is it, to be a member of the Six Continents Club?

Thanks in advance.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:39 pm

AA for sure doesn't, they don't fly to Australia or Africa.

Up until very recently, you could include both QF and MH, as they both flew to EZE.

BA is a member of the 6 continent club.

And in this day and age, it's not important at all. Why take a loss on a route that one of your partners can do much better with?

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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:45 pm

You can also add KE which flies to GRU in South America and CAI in Africa. I would also count AF who flies to PPT which is in Oceania.

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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:45 pm

Quoting Longhornmaniac (Reply 1):
Up until very recently, you could include both QF and MH, as they both flew to EZE.

You can still include QF, as they merely swapped EZE for SCL.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:53 pm

So the full list is BA, EK, DL, UA, QR, SQ, QF, AF (Papeete counts as Australasia), KE.

Quoting BLRAviation (Thread starter):
This begs another question. In these days of alliances, how important is it, to be a member of the Six Continents Club?

I don't think it's worth losing money over, but it definitely adds a lot of prestige. Britain is crap at almost everything these days (still reeling from the awfulness of the jubilee concert...please don't say you saw it, would die of embarrassment if you did), but we're very very good at flying and one of the things about BA that I'm proud of is that they are in the six-continents club.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:58 pm

You can probably add SA, as I think they fly to EZE and GRU in South America, PER in Australia, and JFK and IAD in North America
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:14 pm

In a few month's time, I think EY would join that club too

Quoting BLRAviation (Thread starter):
This begs another question. In these days of alliances, how important is it, to be a member of the Six Continents Club?

It's only valuable if you can serve all 6 continents nonstop from your home hubs (not scissor hub tag-ons). LH and CX are 2 giants who explicitly decided not to join the club (and probably a smart choice)

BA and QF could both drastically improve their finances if they hand off to each other at SIN similar to how they do it at BKK and HKG. That's the only way against EK's on-slaught.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:18 pm

Thanks to everyone for their quick and complete replies.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:27 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6):
BA and QF could both drastically improve their finances if they hand off to each other at SIN similar to how they do it at BKK and HKG.

You may be right but I am not so sure. If all QF offers is a flight to SIN or BKK, why bother booking with them if your destination is in Europe?

I can see the advantages from the airlines' point of view. But what about from the passengers'? While a lot of airline travel relies on ignorance: yes i will repeat that the airlines rely on ignorance to sell tickets on routes that they do not actually fly. What advantage is there to the passenger in having a ticket that may not let you check-in online because it is a codeshare, does not let you select a seat on all sectors because it is a codeshare and results in both airlines passing the buck when there is a cancellation because it is a codeshare?

Perhaps some people prefer to deal with just one airline, in case things go wrong. Maybe EK, SQ, MH, TG are not so bad after all.  
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:35 pm

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 8):
If all QF offers is a flight to SIN or BKK, why bother booking with them if your destination is in Europe?

I favor doing things on one own's metal instead of over-dependence on partners .... up to the point that it remains profitable.

A 14hour SIN-LHR tag-on is way tougher economically than a 2 hour idle-utilization hop like HKG-SGN.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:39 pm

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 8):
What advantage is there to the passenger in having a ticket that may not let you check-in online because it is a codeshare, does not let you select a seat on all sectors because it is a codeshare and results in both airlines passing the buck when there is a cancellation because it is a codeshare?

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Quoting cedarjet (Reply 4):
(Papeete counts as Australasia)

Personally I wouldn't count Papeete. Also, "Australasia" is not a continent, Asia is a continent, and Australia is a continent. Papeete is not on either continent. Personally I would remove AF from the list.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:48 pm

What South American destinations does SQ has? GRU? I wan't aware of any.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:50 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):

Personally I wouldn't count Papeete. Also, "Australasia" is not a continent, Asia is a continent, and Australia is a continent. Papeete is not on either continent. Personally I would remove AF from the list.

French Polynesia is usually considered part of the continent of Australia. Therefore, it would count.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:54 pm

Quoting AM744 (Reply 11):
What South American destinations does SQ has? GRU? I wan't aware of any.

Correct, SQ flies SIN-BCN-GRU.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:56 pm

I should also add that EY is on their way into this club next summer, as they've announced AUH-GRU to begin June 2013. They already serve the other five continents.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:07 pm

Quoting AM744 (Reply 11):

What South American destinations does SQ has? GRU? I wan't aware of any.

Yes GRU. SIN-BCN-GRU.

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 6):
BA and QF could both drastically improve their finances if they hand off to each other at SIN similar to how they do it at BKK and HKG. That's the only way against EK's on-slaught.

Very sensible. Why do BA and QF not do a better job at collaboration?

This does raise another question. Despite being in alliances, many airlines go out of their way to ensure passengers fly only their metal. For example SQ has the PPS Club in addition to Krisflyer. PPS is meant for F/J class passengers on SQ. No credit for *A flights.

United has the 100K which is above *A Gold. The same with LH and Hon Circle, TG and its new Platinum level on its Royal Orchid.

Does this not work against the spirit of the alliance?
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:31 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):
Also, "Australasia" is not a continent, Asia is a continent, and Australia is a continent. Papeete is not on either continent. Personally I would remove AF from the list.

There are many ways to interpret what a continent is, convention associates smaller islands/landmasses with major continents, which is this case is commonly referred to as Australasia or sometimes Oceana. I wouldn't say Paepeete is on it, but I define Austalasia as a continent limited by the bounds of the continental shelf and neighboring New Zealand.


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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:49 pm

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):
French Polynesia is usually considered part of the continent of Australia. Therefore, it would count.
Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
There are many ways to interpret what a continent is, convention associates smaller islands/landmasses with major continents, which is this case is commonly referred to as Australasia or sometimes Oceana. I wouldn't say Paepeete is on it, but I define Austalasia as a continent limited by the bounds of the continental shelf and neighboring New Zealand.

While the geographical notion of a continent is a single landmass, today, many (especially organisations like the UN) would call that "continent" Oceania. "Australasia" is actually a region which is part of Oceania, which includes other island groups such as Polynesia, and is usually not considered a continent in itself.

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 15):
Does this not work against the spirit of the alliance?

It is workable only if every member in an alliance are of equal standards and did not see a need for product differentiation. Reality tells us it this cannot be so, especially when airfares are usually not standardised either between alliance members flying the same routes.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 5:56 pm

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 15):
For example SQ has the PPS Club in addition to Krisflyer. PPS is meant for F/J class passengers on SQ. No credit for *A flights.

United has the 100K which is above *A Gold. The same with LH and Hon Circle, TG and its new Platinum level on its Royal Orchid.

I think PPS and Hon Circle are both way harder to attain than UA 1K (not 100K)... UA's Global Services might come a bit closer in terms of exclusivity, but not in terms of service.

IIRC, even BA's Gold tier has sub-tiers that are more exclusive, including Concorde Room and partner status matching

Does AA's Concierge Key customers actually rank higher when prioritizing upgrades, or they're identical to EXP ?
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:07 pm

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 15):
Very sensible. Why do BA and QF not do a better job at collaboration?

BA and QF do collaborate through BKK and HKG, just not SIN.

There was a recent CAPA article about how BA strategically may align itself with QR, while QF is more likely to align with EK. The article had a lot of speculation, but the logic behind the speculation was explained nicely. If that ends up the case, it could split oneworld and definitely would break the QF/BA partnership.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:09 pm

Quoting mogandoCI (Reply 18):
UA 1K (not 100K)

Thanks for correcting me.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:13 pm

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 19):
There was a recent CAPA article about how BA strategically may align itself with QR, while QF is more likely to align with EK. The article had a lot of speculation, but the logic behind the speculation was explained nicely. If that ends up the case, it could split oneworld and definitely would break the QF/BA partnership.

Rohit, don't fall for that. CAPA does this quite regularly, especially around April 1, as an April fools joke. Last year it was that EK was taking over Airbus.  

Can you honestly believe that BA or QF will align with any of the GCC carriers.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:14 pm

You can definitely include SAA GRU EZE NYC WAS Africa LON FRA MUC BOM HKG PER
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:16 pm

Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 21):
Rohit, don't fall for that. CAPA does this quite regularly, especially around April 1, as an April fools joke. Last year it was that EK was taking over Airbus.

As I said, it's all speculation. And as I've said on Airliners-India many times, you should take CAPA articles with lots of salt.
But it made interesting reading  
Quoting BLRAviation (Reply 21):
Can you honestly believe that BA or QF will align with any of the GCC carriers.

If it is necessary for their long term survival, yeah. These are tough times financially for those carriers.

You've already seen LH try this in a way by allowing TK into the alliance. This is just another step..
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:18 pm

Quoting huaiwei (Reply 17):
While the geographical notion of a continent is a single landmass, today, many (especially organisations like the UN) would call that "continent" Oceania. "Australasia" is actually a region which is part of Oceania, which includes other island groups such as Polynesia, and is usually not considered a continent in itself.

Correct, the UN does call it Oceania, but it doesn't really help the traveller that wants to go to Australia proper to fly to Papeete then connect 7 hours to SYD. So from a network perspective I'd say PPT is rather limited.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:28 pm

Isn't Transaero now part of this club? Are they still flying to GIG and aren't there plans for SYD?
Their routes and schedules seem to change to quickly and regularly its sometimes hard to keep track.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:36 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):
Personally I wouldn't count Papeete. Also, "Australasia" is not a continent, Asia is a continent, and Australia is a continent. Papeete is not on either continent. Personally I would remove AF from the list.

Believe me I am no fan of "Air Chance" and would cheerfully remove them from any list of great airlines of the world, but geography, alas, is not a matter of opinion; Tahiti is most certainly in Oceania, and for the purposes of this discussion I think Air France can in fact claim membership (rats!) to the six continent club.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:49 pm

I think QF should get a special mention for coming closest to being a part of the 'Seven Continent Club' with their regular Antarctic Sightseeing Flights (granted these are charters, but still).

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):
Personally I would remove AF from the list.
Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):

I definitely don't think AF deserves a spot! But I can see the argument for them being there -- perhaps we can conclude that they are a second rate member?

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 19):
BA and QF do collaborate through BKK and HKG, just not SIN.

They do collaborate through SIN -- there is a metal neutral JBA that covers all three daily Aus-SIN-LHR flights.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 6:56 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):
Quoting cedarjet (Reply 4):
(Papeete counts as Australasia)

Personally I wouldn't count Papeete. Also, "Australasia" is not a continent, Asia is a continent, and Australia is a continent. Papeete is not on either continent. Personally I would remove AF from the list.
Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):
Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):

Personally I wouldn't count Papeete. Also, "Australasia" is not a continent, Asia is a continent, and Australia is a continent. Papeete is not on either continent. Personally I would remove AF from the list.

French Polynesia is usually considered part of the continent of Australia. Therefore, it would count.

French Polynesia is part of Oceania but this thread is referring to continents and the continent is Australia. French Polynesia is further from Australia than London is from New York. It's fine to include AF ifi you're referring to carriers serving the South Pacific, but not when discussing the 6 continents.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:00 pm

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):


French Polynesia is usually considered part of the continent of Australia. Therefore, it would count.

No, it is commonly included in Oceania which is just a grouping and not a continent as such. Australia/Australasia is a continent as New Zealand is part of the Indo-Australian plate. French Polynesia is in the middle of the Pacific
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:19 pm

Fact of the day: the airline with regular (albeit not scheduled) service to the most northerly and most southerly points is an interesting one. Ushuaia (USH) in Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (54 deg S); and Longyear (LYR) in Svalbard, Norway (78 deg N) are the southernmost and northernmost airports in the world with airline service, and Air Berlin fly regularly to both (cruise charters to USH and midnight sun / Northern Lights charters to LYR).

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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:45 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 26):
but geography, alas, is not a matter of opinion

Actually it is. There are several conflicting opinions on how many continents there are. It is a pity that the late Baroque is not with us as I am sure that he would have voiced an opinion, albeit based on geology.

Some people claim that the continent Australia refers to an island. How stupid! Australia, even as a country is made up of more than one island. Tasmania is not part of the mainland of Australia: does it belong to a separate continent? Is Australia made up of more than one continent?

In the past, Australasia has been described as including not only the islands that make up the country known as Australia but also parts of Indonesia and Papua-New Guinea, based on tectonics and commonality of vegetation and fauna.

So yes, it is very much a matter of opinion. The way geography( and the number of continents) is taught varies from country to country. Some people regard Europe and Asia as one continent. Others regard them as distinct. Some regard all of the Americas as one: others regard north and south as two.

The only "fact" is that there is no universal opinion.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:19 pm

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
The only "fact" is that there is no universal opinion.

  

One way to put it in perspective is to consider why Australia on it's own would be a continent, whilst Greenland is part of North America.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:24 pm

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 32):
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
The only "fact" is that there is no universal opinion.


One way to put it in perspective is to consider why Australia on it's own would be a continent, whilst Greenland is part of North America.

Australia is more than 3.5 times larger than Greenland.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:29 pm

Quoting RDH3E (Reply 10):
Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):

Oh such poor geographical knowledge.

Australia may be as a large land-mass considered a continent. However Its 2012, we live in such a global and accessible world and we need to recognise entire economic regions.

Should we exclude Hawaii as its not attached to North America, Madagascar from Africa and the UK from Europe?

The answer is No, on this forum we haven't excluded them, so why then should French Polynesia be excluded from Oceania?

Oceania is a Geopolitical Continent as set by the UN that consists of 4 subcategories, as listed below:

----------Australia and New Zealand----------
Australia, New Zealand, Norfolk Island
----------Melanesia----------
Fiji, New Caledonia, Papua New Guinea, Solomon Islands, Vanuatu
----------Micronesia----------
Guam, Kiribati, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Nauru, Northern Mariana Islands, Palau
----------Polynesia----------
American Samoa, Cook Islands, French Polynesia, Niue, Pitcairn, Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna Islands.

So AF is counted.

Australasia is a very broad term, it can mean anything from just Australia and New Zealand, right up to Australia, New Zealand and Melanesia. It is irrelevant to this forum.

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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:31 pm

Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
Is Australia made up of more than one continent?
Quoting Quokkas (Reply 31):
The only "fact" is that there is no universal opinion.

There is a difference between an island "belonging to" a continent, and actually physically being a part of it. And in this respect, a flight to AKL or PPT is just as useless for a business doing FRA-SYD as a flight to HNL is to someone doing PVG-LAX.

On that note, just curiousity, where would ASI be classified? I'm sure based on which plate it's on. But you wouldn't classify flying to ASI as being a flight to Africa or South America much as I wouldn't classify serving PPT as serving Australia.

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"A continent is one of several very large landmasses on Earth. They are generally identified by convention rather than any strict criteria, with seven regions commonly regarded as continents—they are (from largest in size to smallest): Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia.[1]" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continents

If we want to get technical Europe and Asia are only one continent, and scientifically that is how they are treated, just not politically.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:32 pm

Quoting aeroblogger (Reply 12):
French Polynesia is usually considered part of the continent of Australia. Therefore, it would count.

And this is why I don't say Australia is a continent but rather Oceania, which includes Australia, New Zealand, and many of the islands around.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:38 pm

Quoting agent99nzboi (Reply 34):
So AF is counted.

Australasia is a very broad term, it can mean anything from just Australia and New Zealand, right up to Australia, New Zealand and Melanesia. It is irrelevant to this forum.

If you asked AF whether they serve 6 continents, I doubt they would agree. There is a difference between the continent of Australia as most people think of it and Oceania, Australasia or the South Pacific.

Prior to merging with DL, most people would not have considered NW as serving Australia/Oceania based on their service from NRT to GUM. (NW did of course briefly serve SYD in the 1990s from both LAX and KIX).
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:39 pm

Technically a flight arriving into French Polynesia is arriving into France.

France is not an Australasian, Oceanic, Australian, South Pacific, whatever, nation. It is a European nation.

Google "French Polynesia continent". Read the big bold word at the top of the results.

AF does not fly to all 6 continents. Their flights to PPT are flights to Europe in the same way as their flights to RUN.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 9:48 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 33):
Australia is more than 3.5 times larger than Greenland.

Which is in turn 2.5-3 times larger than the next largest island*. So why not refer to it as a separate continent too - this is the point, there is no universal formula. Some maps I've seen have a dozen continents with some very odd designations.

*I am aware that Greenland may technically be three separate islands beneath the ice.


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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:12 pm

Quoting qf002 (Reply 38):
Technically a flight arriving into French Polynesia is arriving into France.

I disagree with you. Geographically speaking, French Polynesia is in Oceania.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:23 pm

I don't really think it matters about New Zealand for this case anyway because any eligible airline is bound to also fly to Australia - in this case, there are plenty of airlines that fly to Australia and not New Zealand - BA, SA)">DL, SA)">UA, SA, QR.. And then those who also fly to Australia fly to New Zealand as well - SQ, KE, EK, QF.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:29 pm

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 33):
Australia is more than 3.5 times larger than Greenland.

Australia is one massive landmass, while Greenland is a ring of islands encompassing a block of ice that depresses the ground beneath to below sea level. Were it to melt, that ice block would become the inland 'Sea of Greenland' surrounded by that ring of islands.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:41 pm

Quoting rwy04lga (Reply 42):
Were it to melt, that ice block would become the inland 'Sea of Greenland' surrounded by that ring of islands.

Hypothetically if the icecap disappeared tomorrow it wouldn't be a ring of islands, it would be a near totally landlocked sea around which the land is split up into three main islands by fjords. It may even be an endorheic basin. But the central depression's lowest points are not significantly below sea level, mostly around -50m IIRC, so in practice should the ice melt the crust would rebound by at least that amount as the weight decreased, meaning a central Greenland Sea would be very unlikely to form and would probably be a landlocked lake if it did.


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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Fri Jun 08, 2012 11:52 pm

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 26):
Believe me I am no fan of "Air Chance" and would cheerfully remove them from any list of great airlines of the world, but geography, alas, is not a matter of opinion; Tahiti is most certainly in Oceania, and for the purposes of this discussion I think Air France can in fact claim membership (rats!) to the six continent club.

You can call it whatever you want, but PPT-SYD is a longer distance then JFK-LHR. As a matter of fact, PPT is almost halfway between SYD and LAX. By this type of stretch of a definition, you might as well consider it just another North American station for AF  

SYD-PPT 3806 miles
LAX-PPT 4095 miles
JFK-LHR 3451 miles

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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 1:59 am

Quoting cedarjet (Reply 30):

Fact of the day: the airline with regular (albeit not scheduled) service to the most northerly and most southerly points is an interesting one. Ushuaia (USH) in Tierra Del Fuego, Argentina (54 deg S); and Longyear (LYR) in Svalbard, Norway (78 deg N) are the southernmost and northernmost airports in the world with airline service, and Air Berlin fly regularly to both

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Quoting qf002 (Reply 27):
think QF should get a special mention for coming closest to being a part of the 'Seven Continent Club' with their regular Antarctic Sightseeing Flights (granted these are charters, but still)

So true. Keeping in view Cedarjet's reply about AirBerlin flying to to USH and LYR with charters, QF indeed would be the sole member of the Seven Continents Club.  
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 5:31 am

I'm sure back in the day you could include PA and TWA. Or at least they did RTW flights.
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 8:42 am

Quoting b741 (Reply 46):
I'm sure back in the day you could include PA and TWA. Or at least they did RTW flights

BOAC too.... BTW, doesn't SU operate to all 6 continents? If not, at least at one time they did correct? Wasn't Aeroflot the worlds largest airline during the 70's and 80's?
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 9:24 am

Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 16):
but I define Austalasia as a continent limited by the bounds of the continental shelf and neighboring New Zealand.

New Zealand isn't on the same continent as Australia, New Zealand is on the submerged continent of Zealandia.
 
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RE: Airlines In The 'Six Continents Club'?

Sat Jun 09, 2012 10:15 am

VS?

LHR - North America (JFK, LAX etc)
LHR- - Africa (LOS, NBO, JNB, CPT, ACC)
LHR - Mid East (DXB)
LHR - Far East (NRT, PVG, HKG)
LHR - Australasia (SYD)
LGW - Caribbean (BGI, ANU, MBJ, HAV)

Would CUN be Central America or Caribbean?

I count Six (including Europe/LHR) but maybe 7 if CUN is not classified as Caribbean.