|Quoting allrite (Thread starter):|
According to the 1999 book 'Becoming a Geographer' by Gould of the nearly 4000 airports with scheduled international passenger services: "I have been unable to find any pair of airports more than 36 hours of flying time apart".
I believe that the above makes it clear that the author quoted was talking in terms of travel times rather than distances. If this is the case then I would think that they journey from IUE to MPN or vv must qualify as one of the longest .
The journey is not all that long physically IUE-AKL
-PUQ-MPN but the only flight from IUE is to AKL
, it operates once weekly on a Friday and arrives in AKL
on a Saturday afternoon . After an overnight in AKL
pax could catch the Sunday flight AKL
arrive in SCL
same day ,they would then have to wait until the following Saturday to catch the weekly flight via PUQ to MPN . The entire elapsed time for the journey would be in the vicinity of 160 hours , although most of the time would be spent waiting rather than actually flying .
Grrrrrr ,just got to the end of typing this on a particularly unco-operative keyboard and realised that the author spoke of "flying time" rather than "elapsed time" - well , I am going to post it anyway in case somebody out there is interested