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One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:26 am

In the past I have taken a lot of one day only flights from ATL, GSP and AHN to all points in the US and Canada. On Thursday I will be taking:

Delta 538 First (V) Confirmed Confirmed Atlanta, GA (ATL) 7:05am
15 Feb 2007 Baltimore, MD (BWI) 8:49am
15 Feb 2007
Delta 625 Coach (K) Confirmed Requested Baltimore, MD (BWI) 3:15pm
15 Feb 2007 Atlanta, GA (ATL) 5:18pm
15 Feb 2007

This got me to thinking about all my one-day trips I have taken over the years and how they used to not bother me but now that I am little older it really has gotten where it wears me out. Besides taking off at 7:05am I have to leave the house around 4:00am in order to get to ATL on-time. It makes for a long day.

I have flown day trips from ATL-MDW, LAX, BWI, IAD, MIA, YYZ, DFW, BOS, ONT, MKE, CVG and many more in N. America and once I flew ATL-CDG coming back the same day I arrived at CDG and another time only staying one day in Paris.

Anyway, anybody else have any one-day trips that are long or strenuous? Just curious to find out.
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RE: One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 3:39 am

For about 5 years I made one day trips from Oakland to Portland, OR for a 3 hour meeting. For about one year I made the trip from Tucson to Portland. That was a real work out. The AM flight on AW and the return on WN.

When I lived in Pasadena in the 80's I often did one day trips on PSA from Burbank to Oakland.

The most wild one day trip I took was to visit my parents. The day was UA: Tucson-Denver-Sacramento. I rented a car and drove 40 miles to Stockton. Then back for Sacramento-Los Angeles-Tucson. What a Day!
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RE: One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 5:28 am

Sometimes I take daytrips with FR when I'm in the need to fly, an early departure and a late arrival, with some spotting and visits is fine for me... and this reminds me to have a look at their website  Wink
In june I'll also fly DUS-ZRH-DUS in one day to join the meet...
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RE: One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 8:50 am

I have done a lot of day trips in recent years;

PLH-BRS-DUB-BRS-PLH on Air Southwest DHC8 and Ryanair B732
BHX-DUB-BHX on Aer Lingus A320
BHX-DUB-BHX on Ryanair B738
BHX-BFS-STN-GLA-BHX on BMI Baby B735, EasyJet 737, Air Berlin 737 and FlyBe BAe146-300
BHX-DUB-STN-GLA-BHX on Ryanair B738 x 2, Air Berlin F100, and FlyBe BAe 146-300
MAH-BCN-LHR/LGW-MAH on Air Nostrum CRJ900, BA B752 and ThomsonFly B762ER

Plus more PLH-BRS-PLH return than I can remember, many more to come too I expect.

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RE: One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 11:16 am

In 2000, I did RIC-ATL-ZRH-CVG-RIC. On a Swissair MD-11. We arrived in ZRH, walked for about 2 minutes outside, and went right back inside to catch our flight to CVG on DL.

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RE: One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 12:24 pm

I had only one trip like this. It was a service call in Richmond, BC. I flew YYZ-YVR-YYZ with HMY. The check-in agent in YYZ asked several times if I really want to do that.
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RE: One-Day Trips?

Wed Feb 14, 2007 1:47 pm

Lots of daytrips...I'd leave home/Uni and flying anywhere up to 2400 miles before going back home to bed. I used to try and visit one European city a month when I was at Uni, but it usually ended up being one every six weeks or every other month so I could pay for my longhaul travels....although not techincally a day trip, a couple of weeks ago I did my longest trip for shortest amount of time yet...

Friday 10pm IAD-LHR
Saturday 2pm LHR-AMS
Sunday 11am AMS-LHR
Sunday 5pm LHR-IAD

It all started Xmas just gone when I went back to the UK to see my friends and family. I promised I'd see my best friend whether it killed me or not but as it happened we missed each other so I said we should meet in a neutral location some point for a beer. My friend suggested Amsterdam almost as a joke and I thought what the hell, why not so I booked myself some flights for the following weekend and a room for the night and away I went!

It did cause a bit of a chuckle at work as a couple of days before I was about to go someone was trying to organise a team social event. I said I couldn't make it as I was going away so they asked where... biggrin  The next week during our Monday meeting (the day after I'd got back) the director of our team asked if anyone had done anything interesting over the weekend. Not wanting to draw attention to myself I kept quite but some of my colleagues thought it was nigh on hilarious what I'd done and couldn't let it go so called me out and I had to explain to the rest of my why I'd flown 3900 miles for a beer  biggrin 
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