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Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:21 pm

Hello,

We all know of people who have gone from DCA-JFK for a meeting in NYC. Same like LHR-AMS or CDG. Have any of you done day trips (Round trip!) for FUN? and if so, what routes? and Who has flown the longest route for fun? I want to try to find cheap fares from WAS to ?(Anywhere) for the same day, or one day after, just to fly for fun. Its kind of wasteful, but ive saved the money and hey, the airlines need the business anyhow.... PLUS, I am an Enthusiast!  Wink If you know of a website that is good for these types of flights plz let me know! Thanks

-AA777
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:29 pm

Did GSO-SFO for the heck of it earlier this month. Was on an 0550 departure to CLT, with an 0825 connection to SFO, getting me in around 1045. Went into the city for about an hour, came back to the airport, and was on a 1400 departure to CLT, getting me into GSO at about 2345 that night. Came out to be 4758 miles flown in one day. Of course, the next day, I flew GSO-MCO-CVG-MHT for another 2032 miles (I could have flown the non-stop from GSO to BOS, which was only 645 miles...).

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:46 pm

I’ve gone more places for lunch than you can count on both hands – well, feet, too – for no purpose other than I got a good deal and/or I want to see that place.

Quoting AA777 (Thread starter):
If you know of a website that is good for these types of flights plz let me know!

http://www.iflyswa.com

and

http://www.flyertalk.com
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:49 pm

I was bored one weekend so I flew out on UA940 ORD-FRA, went to the observation deck for about three hours and took LH 432 FRA-ORD back. I was gone less than 24 hours. I was lucky enough to get business class on both flights, so it was a fun trip - but I was definitely tired when I finally got home.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:50 pm

Quoting AA777 (Thread starter):
If you know of a website that is good for these types of flights plz let me know! Thanks

Try flyi.com
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 12:54 pm

When I worked at USAirways in Ithaca NY I'd go to NYC for lunch or dinner all the time. NOT a good benefit to have when you should be studying for school but friggin' awesome nonetheless.
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:00 pm

When I worked for United at National Airport, and single, I would take dates up to New York for dinner on Friday or Saturday nights. Have them back in their dorms by the 1:00 am curfews. Kicks.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:02 pm

Done YUL-YYZ a few times fo rthe heck of it... Drives the wife crazy! In fact I'm looking for a "Day" trip within the next few weeks. Maybe YUL-DCA? Time to start shopping for prices!

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:06 pm

back in the 80's eastern ran a PVD-BDL, flight continued to atlanta or florida, can't remember, so one saturday my local town's rec program ran a day trip to hartford to visit the air museum and the mark twain house for something like $15 for everything. flew out 9am or so and was back by sundown
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:24 pm

I did ATL-LGA, JFK-ZRH-JFK-ATL in about 24 hours a few years ago, walked off the aircraft, recleared security and checked in at the gate...50 mins later I was back on the same plane, 4 rows up from where I had been on the way over.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:37 pm

Quoting AA777 (Thread starter):
for FUN? and if so, what routes?

To the original question…

SAN-PHX-ELP-HOU/ground transfer/IAH-LGA-PWM in one day.

Back in 1997 – that was a blast – toes in the Pacific Ocean one night, toes in the Atlantic the next…
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:40 pm

Back when I was with QH and the original PA, I did many day trips - MIA-TPA, MIA-SFO, MIA-SEA, MIA-DCA, etc. Sometimes I took along a non-airline date for dinner in SFO - Always boggled their minds when I picked them up at 0600 for a "dinner" date, but once they figured it out, they absolutely LOVED the concept.

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 1:56 pm

My coworkers also keep tossing around the idea city of the month lunch club where we'd go one Friday a month to some city in our network for lunch and back. Hasn't happened yet though...
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:00 pm

Flew SIN-PEK via HKG-LAX.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:01 pm

Flew MNL-HKG-MNL in one day last month on CX. Had to do some shopping  Smile
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:27 pm

When I first started working for Reno Air as a customer service agent I whisked my mom off on a day trip to Las Vegas. After seeing it was so easy, it became a regular for me. My wife (then girlfriend) and I flew to Portland one day to enjoy sales tax free shopping. I took a friend to Seattle for her birthday and another to Las Vegas. In fact, when I turned 21, I celebrated by taking my mom, dad, brother, his girlfriend and mine on a day trip to Seattle. I had my first legal drink on the plane, then followed it up with one at SEATAC.

I did temporary duty in Detroit and while there I took a day trip to New York City and another to Chicago. The day trip idea has lost its luster a little now, but I still manage to get one in there every so often, visiting friends in St. Louis and San Jose on occasion. Nonetheless, it's still great to know I can do it. And that's what makes this job so infectious! Sometimes working in the airline industry is like a disease, it brings you down some days but you just can't get rid of it! Once it's in your blood, it will last forever.
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:29 pm

As I was a boy of 12, I flew CGN - FRA with a friend of mine. (LH B727-230)

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:39 pm

Sorrry, my daytrips for pleasure seem to be rather dull compared to some other posts ...
In the U.S.:

  • TUS - PHX - LAS - SLC - LAS - PHX - TUS on HP and DL
  • TUS - SAN (WN) - LAX - TUS [UA] in the morning and then TUS - PHX - ABQ (HP) - TUS (DL) in the evening
  • LAS - SFO, then rental car oneway via Point Reyes and Lake Tahoe to Reno, RNO - LAS
  • TUS - PHX - ONT, then rental car to Planes of Fame Museum in Chino, continued to Palm Springs and through the hills down to San Diego, flight home SAN - LAS - TUS
  • LAS - SAN - TUS - LAS on WN and HP
  • LAS - PHX (WN), rental car, TUS - LAS (HP)
  • DAY - DTW - MDW - DTW - DAY on NW using 4 different a/c-types; visited Sears Tower
  • MCO - DCA - MCO on US (was freezing cold that day in D.C. and I had only a light jacket)
  • MCO - PNS - MCO on DL Connection - went to see the National Museum of Naval Aviation
  • TPA - RSW - MIA (CO) - TPA (AA): On sector TPA - RSW I was the only pax in that B1900D.

in Europe:
Daytrips for pleasure from HAJ to FRA, MUC, DUS, VIE, ZRH, LHR, LGW, PMI, AGP, BIO (some of those with connections) and recently KTW.
On business: from HAJ to AMS and CDG.

Already booked for this July:
LCY - MAN - LCY
BHX - BHD - BHX
LTN - DUB - EDI - LTN
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:46 pm

YX MCI-MKE-FLL-MKE-LGA-MKE-MCI, a true joyride, actually spent 15 minutes in the gift shop at LGA to prove I had done it and the trip was entirely free. Out at 0550 in at 2305.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 2:46 pm

I had a chance to fly with my buddy on AA as a D3 from ORD-CDG-ORD and crash in his hotel with him for the night and fly home. I just couldn't justify spending the money to fly to Europe for the day. I would want to spend as much time as possible. Maybe in the future if vacation allows.

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 3:04 pm

I flew on an Eastern Airlines L-1011 between PDX and SEA just for fun. I think I spent something like $55.00 round trip. Had lunch in the Seattle airport and returned a few hours later. I've also flown many times between Anchorage - Cordova, Cordova - Yakutat, Petersburg - Wrangell, Juneau - Gustavus, and Juneau - Ketchikan...all on Alaska Airlines, and all just for fun.
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 3:08 pm

I'm trying to make it a goal to do at least one pointless day trip by air a year...

PHL-PIT-PHL in 2001 on a US A320 and MD-80...family member needed some miles and the fare was cheap so I tagged along...last time I was on a US MD-80 before they were retired...

PHL-PIT-PHL in 2002 on a US A330 and FL 717 (first A330 flight, first FL flight, and first 717 flight)

FLL-JFK-FLL in 2003 on a B6 A320 (first B6 flight, first Song flight, first visit to JFK by air, first and only time I saw the Concorde in service)

DEN-MSP-DEN in 2004 on an F9 A319 and 733...first and only F9 733 flight, first visit to Minnesota...spent the day at the famous Mall of America...

Where will my 2005 trip bring me? I have no clue!

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 3:26 pm

I have to admit that I also enjoy partaking in this geeky hobby. Big grin

Just to give you some examples of my typical voyages, this year has already seen the following daytrips:

DTM-PMI-DTM
DUS-PMI-DTM
DUS-PMI-VLC-PMI-DUS

Already scheduled are these daytrips:

CGN-THF-DTM
DUS-BCN-BIO-BCN-DUS
CDG-EXT-CDG
DUS-MAN-DUS
DUS-FCO-DUS
AGP-BIO-AGP
DTM-THF-DUS
DUS-ZRH-DUS

Most of these trips cost less than 60 Euro/return, so it is even an inexpensive hobby.  Smile
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 3:27 pm

Longest one:

BFI-PIE-ATL-EWR-OSL-CPH-ORD-SEA...51hrs straight, 35 of it in the air...
The SK folks in EWR were dumbfounded by checking in for ORD via OSL (then GEN)-CPH!

Doing IAH-BNA-IAH today in fact for the heck of it...in search of FDX ATRs...

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 4:49 pm

I have a day trip booked in july....

DFW-SAT on AA

Then SAT-ATL-DFW on DL

Got a great fare, and I'll also get a 732 and a 763 on DL.

Loooking forward to it.
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 6:36 pm

The only day trips I've done were YLW-YVR and AMS-LGW. However I really want to do a RTW in one weekend, YVR-FRA-HKG-YVR as an example.
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 6:46 pm

Yes I have, heaps of fun also
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 8:38 pm

Done a few day trips for fun (sometimes the were overnight, but that counts !)

28-Oct-88 SA 286 SAA B747-200 ZS-SAM JNB MRU
29-Oct-88 SA 287 SAA B747-200 ZS-SAM HKG MRU

Shopping in HKG for the day - great fun.

4-Nov-88 SA 286 SAA B747-200 ZS-SAO JNB MRU
5-Nov-88 SA 287 SAA B747-200 ZS-SAO HKG
6-Nov-88 SA 193 SAA B747-200 ZS-SAO MRU DUR

Shopping in HKG for the day, then a day on the beach in MRU - the perfect weekend.

16-Dec-88 SA 701 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIG JNB WDH
16-Dec-88 SA 762 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIF WDH CPT
16-Dec-88 SA 342 SAA A300-C4 ZS-SDG CPT JNB

Windhoek for lunch, anyone ?

22-Jul-89 SA 493 SAA B737-200 ZS-SBO JNB PLZ
22-Jul-89 SA 601 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIJ PLZ CPT
23-Jul-89 SA 614 SAA B737-200 ZS-SID CPT PLZ
23-Jul-89 SA 443 SAA B737-200 ZS-SBN PLZ JNB

Breakfast in PE, dinner in CPT

3-Nov-90 SA 805 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIG JNB GRJ
3-Nov-90 SA 412 SAA B737-200 ZS-SBN GRJ PLZ
3-Nov-90 SA 418 SAA B737-200 ZS-SBP PLZ ELS
3-Nov-90 SA 630 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIH ELS DUR
4-Nov-90 SA 502 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIF DUR JNB

I had a free ticket and a spare weekend, why not ?

14-Dec-91 GM 205 Flitestar A320-200 ZS-NZP JNB DUR
15-Dec-91 GM 210 Flitestar A320-200 ZS-NZP DUR JNB

Checking out the competition...

31-Dec-92 SA 303 SAA A320-200 ZS-SHD JNB CPT
31-Dec-92 SA 614 SAA B737-200 ZS-SIF CPT DUR
31-Dec-92 SA 520 SAA A300-B4 ZS-SDF DUR JNB

I hadn't used my freebie that year...

29-Jun-96 QF 406 Qantas B767-200 VH-EAN SYD OOL
30-Jun-96 AN 225 Ansett B737-300 VH-CZM OOL SYD

30th birthday.

6-Dec-97 AY 4834 Finnair MD-83 OH-LPE LHR IVL
7-Dec-97 AY 4837 Finnair MD-83 OH-LPE IVL LHR

Visiting Father Christmas

26-Nov-98 AA 173 American B767-200ER N321AA LGW RDU
27-Nov-98 US 654 US Airways DC9-30 N941VJ GSO PHL
27-Nov-98 US 1844 US Airways B737-400 N406US PHL BOS
28-Nov-98 US 1837 US Airways B737-400 N775AU BOS PIT
28-Nov-98 US 317 US Airways B737-300 N355US PIT GSO
29-Nov-98 AA 174 American B767-200ER N328AA RDU LGW

(OK that was a bit special, day in GSO, a day in BOS, a day in GSO and home again - it was Thanksgiving).

22-Oct-99 BA 2628 British Airways B737-400 G-DOCF LGW CDG
22-Oct-99 BA 1611 British Airways B737-300 G-XMAN CDG MAN

Team lunch in Paris, then to a wedding in Wilmslow.

15-Nov-00 BA 348 British Airways B757-200 G-BMRD LHR NCE
16-Nov-00 BA 349 British Airways B757-200 G-CPEM NCE LHR

Meetings...

20-Nov-00 BA 1388 British Airways B757-200 G-BMRH LHR MAN
20-Nov-00 BA 1403 British Airways B757-200 G-BIKC MAN LHR

More meetings...

8-May-01 BA 1386 British Airways B757-200 G-BMRA LHR MAN
8-May-01 BA 1395 British Airways B737-400 G-DOCT MAN LHR

Ho hum...

29-May-01 BA 348 British Airways B767-300 G-BNWD LHR NCE
30-May-01 BA 345 British Airways B767-300 G-BNWD NCE LHR

The nice thing about BA's scheds to NCE is that you can't do a day trip - you have to go the previous night - so nice dinner in St Laurent du Var every time, on expenses - cool !

15-Feb-02 BA 341 British Airways A319-100 G-EUPS NCE LHR
16-Feb-02 BA 352 British Airways A319-100 G-EUPP LHR NCE

That was supposed to be a day trip too, but the return was full so I stayed over with my sister and went home on the Saturday.

8-Jun-02 U2 252 Easyjet B737-700 G-EZJK NCE LTN
9-Jun-02 U2 291 Easyjet B737-700 G-EZJI LTN NCE

Can't remember why - probably because it was cheap.

11-May-04 KL 1260 KLM B737-300 PH-BTE NCE AMS
11-May-04 KL 1273 KLM B737-300 PH-BDC AMS NCE

MORE meetings...

24-Aug-04 BU 449 Braathens B737-400 LN-BRI TOS LYR
25-Aug-04 BU 458 Braathens B737-400 LN-BUF LYR TOS

The only way I could afford to go to Spitsbergen...
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 9:01 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 27):
Done a few day trips for fun (sometimes the were overnight, but that counts !)

Its a wonder you ever get any work done JGP .... Wink
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 10:15 pm

Saturday day-trips (all personal):

2002 PHL-PIT-PHL on FL
2003 PHL-BOS-PHL on FL
2004 PHL-BOS-PHL on FL
PHL-PVD-PHL on WN (to attend niece's birthday party)
plus 2 PVD-PHL/PHL-BOS on WN & FL

The latter mixed itinerary was because I was dropping a car off at my brother's (who lives in central MA) and flying back. Then 2 or 3 weeks later I would do the opposite (fly up/drive back). BOS was chosen because I would meet my brother at where he works in Natick.

Recent one
2005 PHL-BOS-PHL on FL

Pending one for early August to attend my niece's birthday party.

PHL-PVD-PHL on WN
or
PHL-BDL-PHL on WN
or (depending on WN's arrival & departure times & availability of one-way rental cars)
PHL-PVD/BDL-PHL on WN
or
PHL-BDL/PVD-PHL on WN
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Tue May 24, 2005 10:32 pm

Sure, I made a lot of daytrips just for fun (and for the miles), the craziest was probably a trip to New York with Singapore Airlines, I arrived at JFK on Satuday morning at around 10:30h and departed back to Frankfurt at 22:00h of the same evening.

My next daytrips:

HND-ITM-HND (during my Japan visit)
DUS-CDG-DUS (for the Paris Air Show)

My next weekend trip (not booked yet):

HAM-FRA-GVA-MUC-HAM (to attend a wedding in Elbonia)

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:06 am

I've done numerous daytrips, mianly over the summer but it is fun to get some sun in November. Been to Berlin twice and Malaga three times, other places just the once. Got a trip to Edinburgh for the day booked from Southampton.

A friend of mine who is a bit crazy went from London-Malaga and back in a day, did the same the next day (for FF miles!) and then flew the following morning to New York Xmas shopping, came home overnight and got straight on plane to Jersey after transferring from LhR-LGW!
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 12:47 am

I do them all the time and they're great fun.

I end up averaging at least one lunch trip a month. To Miami (friends) or New York (to go to my favorite Thai restaurant with my brother)!

And way back in 1998, a friend and I did CDG-ORD-SBN-ORD-CDG for a football game!
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 1:00 am

I usually do spotting day trips all over europe. Some of the ones ive done include:

*MAN-DUB-MAN on FR (732)
*STN-MUC-STN on EZY (733)
*MAN-LHR-MAN on BD (320)
*STN-BGY-STN on FR (738)- hired car and went to LIN and MXP
*STN-BCN-STN on GO (733)
*MAN-CGN-MAN on HLX (73G)
*MAN-CDG-MAN on BA (ER4/AR1)
*MAN-AMS-MAN on LS (733)
*LPL-AMS-LPL on EZY (733)

Doing LTN-MAD-LTN in a couple of weeks on EZY, perhaps a 319?!!!

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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 1:16 am

CMH-ATL-MIA-GIG-EZE-GIG-MIA-ATL-CMH

CMH-ATL-SEA-PDX-ATL-SEA-CMH

CMH-ATL-SFO-ATL-CMH

CMH-IND-IAH-LAX-DEN-CMH
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 1:31 am

Of course, if you considfer mileage runs fun. Wink
TPA-DEN-SNA-LAX-SFO-PDX-ORD-TPA
and today I am doing TPA-ORD-SEA-ORD-TPA. I will be back early tomorrow morning.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 3:53 am

I've done a couple of JAX-FLL-JAX (WN)
I have a JAX-BWI-JAX (WN) and a SAN-SJC-SAN (AA) coming up in July, both being for baseball games in the afternoon.
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 4:31 am

Sure, did these routes a few years back:

AMS-BRU F27 HN
BRU-DUB F50 EI
DUB-IOM SH360 ??
IOM-LHR ATP ??
LHR-AMS 733 BD

and

AMS-SVG F100 KL
SVG-BGO 732 BU
BGO-CPH D92 SK
CPH-HAM F50 LH
HAM-AMS DH1 HX

both in 1 day
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 5:23 am

Last Sunday I was flying VIE-SXF-VIE just because the flight was operated by a Syrian Air 727, which I had not flown on yet:


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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 6:17 am

Sometimes I might go JAX to ATL or sometimes even JAX to LAX.
 
EZYAirbus
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 7:30 am

Quoting MANmatt (Reply 33):
Doing LTN-MAD-LTN in a couple of weeks on EZY, perhaps a 319?!!!

Sadly will be a 737-700 what date you flying? if you working ill sort out a pre-board for you if im working

Glenn
http://www.glenneldridgeaviation.com
 
JGPH1A
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 8:35 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 28):
Its a wonder you ever get any work done JGP ....

They don't pay me enough for actual work ! Only just enough to get me to turn up  Smile
Young and beautiful and thin and gorgeous AND BANNED ! Cya at airspaceonline.com, losers
 
ORFflyer
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Wed May 25, 2005 10:12 pm

Back in 1983/84, Peoples Express and Piedmont Airlines were having price wars. ORF-EWR was $19.00USD one-way on Peoples, and $23.00USD on Piedmont. At the time, neither me nor my wife had ever flown. (Commercial that is, as I had been on a couple of GA flights) We got up one Sunday morning and decided to go shopping in NYC. We ended up on the Piedmont flights.... left around 8 or 9 in the morning, back home for the late news that night.  airplane 

Chip
 
MANmatt
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Thu May 26, 2005 7:11 am

Hey Glenn, thanks for the info. Hasn't LTN got any 319s yet? Cant see many photo's off them in LTN yet. I should be flying out and back on the 14th of June, just waiting for confirmation from my friend to say his wife has booked it.

Matt
 
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Fri May 27, 2005 3:46 am

I take the kids and a friend of theirs non-rev AMS-LHR or AMS-CDG for the day every once in a while. Did this May 3, a beautiful spring day in Paris, climbed the Eiffel Tower with the boys (aged 15, 16 and 18), and went back in the early evening.
I like going foreign places, they love flying and chatting up the stewardesses. They're gonna be cabin attendants in a few years, you'll see!
I wish that all skies were orange and blue!!
 
zkeoj
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Fri May 27, 2005 3:26 pm

Here are my same-day-return trips. There is a whole bunch of - and 2-nights trips as well...


30/11/1988 Cologne CGN Frankfurt FRA Lufthansa LH A 300
30/11/1988 Frankfurt FRA Cologne CGN Lufthansa LH B 737

15/05/1989 Cologne CGN Hamburg HAM German Wings PW MD 83
15/05/1989 Hamburg HAM Cologne CGN German Wings PW MD 83

11/08/1992 Dusseldorf DUS Palma de Mallorca PMI Hapag Lloyd HF A 310-200
11/08/1992 Palma de Mallorca PMI Dusseldorf DUS Hapag Lloyd HF A 310-200

02/09/1992 Cologne CGN Faro FAO Germania ST B 737-300
02/09/1992 Faro FAO Cologne CGN Germania ST B 737-300

09/09/1992 Cologne CGN Kos KGS Condor DE B 737
09/09/1992 Kos KGS Cologne CGN Condor DE B 737-300

30/09/1995 Dusseldorf DUS Shannon SNN Aero Lloyd AEF MD 83
30/09/1995 Shannon SNN Dusseldorf DUS Aero Lloyd AEF MD 83

10/06/1997 Cologne CGN Corfu CFU Condor DE B 737
10/06/1997 Corfu CFU Cologne CGN Condor DE B 737

21/11/2001 Edinburgh EDI Belfast BFS easyJet U2 B 737-300 G-EZYK
21/11/2001 Belfast BFS Edinburgh EDI easyJet U2 B 737-300 G-EZYK

12/12/2001 Edinburgh EDI Dublin DUB Ryanair FR B 737-200 EI-COX
12/12/2001 Dublin DUB Edinburgh EDI Ryanair FR B 737-200 EI-CJC

15/09/2002 Toronto YYZ London/Ontario YXU Air Canada AC DH8-300 C-FACT
15/09/2002 London/Ontario YXU Toronto YYZ Air Canada AC DH8-100 C-GJIG

23/6/2004 Toronto YYZ Ottawa YOW West Jet WS B737-700 C-FWAI
23/6/2004 Ottawa YOW Toronto YYZ Jetsgo SG F 100 C-GKZA

16/08/2004 Vancouver Harbour CXH Victoria Harbour YWH West Coast Air 80 DH-6 Twin Otter C-FMHR
16/08/2004 Victoria Harbour YWH Vancouver Harbour CXH Harbour Air 3H DH-3 Single Otter C-GUTW
 
PIT757
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Sun May 29, 2005 6:56 am

I just did PIT-MDW-PIT on May 7th with Southwest. $29.00 each way. Left PIT about 2:40pm and arrived at MDW about 3:15pm. Had a bite to eat, walked around. went into the gift shops. Left MDW at 7:40pm and arrived back at PIT at 10:15pm. I had a blast! A fun and inexpensive day for someone who loves to fly!
 
EurofleetLHR
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:13 am

Wackiest one I've ever done is LHR-NRT & back on the same aircraft !

I got a whole 2hrs at Narita airport, half of which spent was queuing at Immigration.

Others have included LHR-JNB-GBE and back, LHR-EZE-LHR, LHR-ORD-LHR, and
numerous LHR-SVO-LHR - all on the same aircraft. Good job I quite like airline food !

The ultimate, though, had to be LHR-JFK-LHR on Concorde - no jet lag, just an almighty hangover!
 
qantas777
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 2:48 am

ATLANTA-PARIS-OSLO-PARIS-ATLANTA FOR DINNER TO SEE MY WOMAN.
777-200ER SOARING SPIRIT, 735, 735, 777-200ER

LOTS OF FUN
 
Bridogger6
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RE: Anyone Fly R/T For The Day For Fun?

Sun Jun 12, 2005 5:41 am

Haven't done one in awhile but thinking of doing PHX-ANC-PHX tonight

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