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Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:10 am

Firstly, I'd like to say hi, since I'm new here, I'm Daniel, by the way Big grin

What's the craziest routing you've flown away from home? The most recent one I remember was last Christmas, LHR-BKK-PER-AKL-SYD-WLG-AKL-LAX-JFK-LHR - a nice three-week holiday... Slightly exhausting!

What are your experiences?

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raven111
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:21 am

The closest I can come to that was a few yrs. ago.
ILM-CLT-BWI-BNA-PIT-BWI-CLT-ILM
I was going for FF miles and segments on USAirways
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RJ100
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:22 am

Welcome to the forum GoAround!  Smile

What about this here?

Basel-Zurich-Newark-JFK-Denver-Phoenix-Oxnard-Los Angeles-Phoenix-Anchorage-Phoenix-Newark-Zurich-Basel.

In just a little bit more than 2 weeks. The ANC-PHX-EWR-ZRH-BSL took me about 27 hours. LOL I was so tired when I reached my home...

Regards,
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caetravlr
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:25 am

Though I had a little control over this one, I am surprised they gave it to me...

Going to Bali in August from the East Coast of the US, and figured I would go over the pacific, but no....

CAE - IAD - FRA - BKK - DPS - all the way across Europe and Asia to get there

Coming home is slightly different, but I definitely chose this way

DPS - SIN - MAN - IAD - CAE

Not quite as many connects as you guys, but some very LONG segments. Thank goodness for Biz Class!

Regards,
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:29 am

@ RJ100

LOL! Thanks, and hello Big grin You poor guy! I did LHR-BKK-PER-SYD-WLG all in one go, that was pretty painful... But I got to fly on a 767 - so it was all worth it! (Naturally...)

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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:39 am

The craziest routing I've done (flying non-rev, only way I could get there) was CLT-DCA-PHL-BOS-PIT-SEA

By the way, welcome to the forums, GoAround! Glad to have you here!

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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:41 am

To get to a club med a friend and I did this routing, years ago!

DTW - DEN - TUS - GYM - TUS - PHX - LAX - ORD - DTW

DTW to TUS was with CO, to GYM and back to TUS was on AM, TUS to LAX was on HP and LAX to DTW was on UA. Also if my code is wrong we where headed to Guaymas Mexico.
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triscl
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 5:55 am

When I lived in So. CA I once had two trips (one to BOS and one to MSP) get backed up to one another because of circumstances beyond my control. The cost of reticketing was prohibitive, so I decided to fly back to LAX from BOS (via ORD), have dinner with parents, switch bags, fly to MSP on red-eye.

Bad idea.

Mechanical problems AND weather in ORD made my BOS-ORD >4 hrs. late, missed my connection to LAX, took last flight of the evening to LAX (also really late), missed my flight to MSP, and had to take 2am flight to MEM and connect to MSP.

Summary: BOS-ORD-LAX-MEM-MSP

My eyes were certainly red!

Oh and by the way, layover in LAX was <10min. Mom met me at 1:50am in T4 (AA), said hi, ran to curb where friend with car drove us at 300 mph to T2, where the NW counter agent said RUN! And they were holding the plane.

Turns out AA would have honored the NW ticket to MSP and put me on a ORD-MSP flight. But I didn't have my ticket. doh! And I was young and afraid of hanging out in MSP o/n by myself.

Anyone else would have found a slightly more sane itinerary, I'm sure.
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 7:36 am

A big welcome, Daniel !  Smile

Have a map handy ? Look at this :

Recife-Maceio-Penedo-Aracaju-Salvador-Ilheus-Prado-Vitoria-Rio de Janeiro-Sao Paulo on a Dart Herald ! The whole trip took 10 hours !

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Photo © Eduard Marmet

the airline was TransBrasil, however

and also :
BRI-FCO-LHR-BKK-SYD-AKL-PPT-LAX-LIM-GRU-ZRH-FCO-BRI

JED-DHA-HGK-PEK-TYO-HNL-SFO-MIA-GRU-LHR-JED
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Sat Jul 19, 2003 2:10 pm

Being only 17, this was what I did in a month, not in one go but VERY close to eachother. DFW-CDG-LHR-IAD/DCA-YUL-CDG-MAN-LHR/LGW-DFW. Several tickets used there.

Cheers,
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 8:41 pm

Any others to share?

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AZ
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:09 pm

Here is mine:

LIN-FCO-HKG-CAN-BKK-MNL-CEB-MNL-BKK-SGN-BKK-CGK-SIN-HKG-TPE-HKG-PEK-MXP

All in one month travelling on business.

Daniele.
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:16 pm

Flew ZRH-KUL-(TPE)-KUL at once and after 3 nights at LA I continued from SA - California">LAX to SA - Hawaii">HNL and from there I took the Island Hopper via MAJ-KWA-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM and after 12hrs at GUM I continued via YAP and ROR to MNL with a connection to BKI on MH. One night at BKI and I flew: BKI-SDK-KUD-BKI-KUL and had two nights at KUL and flew back to ZRH. A short 10 day trip.

Or a 3 day SA trip from ZRH-JNB on 743 Ndzani, JNB-CPT on 732. CPT-JNB on 346 and JNB-ZRH on 747SP.

Or a 9 day trip: ZRH-KUL-SIN-KUL-ICN,GMP-PUS-GMP,ICN-HKG-TPE-KUL-ZRH. I flew MH 772, 744 and 330. SQ 310, JL M11, KE AB6 and 773, OZ 734, CI 742 (w/o).

8 day trip on BI: FRA-DXB,DXB-CCU-SIN-BWN,BWN-KUL,KUL-SIN-KUL (on AI 310 and JL 772), KUL-BWN,BWN-BKK-DXB-FRA

and some others. my logbook can be found at www.747.ch
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:16 pm

For me its:
1999:SIN-CDG-Prague-CDG-BHX-CDG-SIN on AF
1999:SIN-KUL-SYD-MEL-KUL-SIN on MAS/BA/QF/SIA
2001:SIN-NRT-YVR-YCL-YVR-NRT-SIN on JAL/AC
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:20 pm

A few years back I took my girlfriend to Sweden with me but instead of taking a direct flight (same price) I wanted to go a longer way so we flew DUS-HEL-ARN-HEL-FRA instead of a direct FRA-ARN-FRA tour.

And just a few days ago I flew PAD-STN-NYO instead of a direct either FRA-ARN or HHN-NYO flight. My return will also lead me through STN but than from VST.
Not crazy but the best I can add here...

Max
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:27 pm

On my around the world trip

ZRH-SIN-SGN-SIN-SYD-AKL // CHC-AKL-RAR-AIT-RAR-PPT // MOZ-BOB-PPT-IPC-PPT-LAX-YVR-FRA-ZRH

The world is defenetly round  Smile
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Mon Jul 21, 2003 9:54 pm

-- In 1988, to get from Seoul to Barcelona, on Swissair, the routing was SEL-HKG-BOM-ZHR and then on to BCN. That made it possible to circle the globe for the first time, after doing BCN-ANC-SEL a few weeks before.

-- Back in 1991, during the Gulf War, I was in Amman and needed to go to Dhahran, but there were so many flight disruptions that I had to fly AMM-CAI-LHR-JED-RUH and then drive to Dhahran.

-- Also in 1991, during the breakup of the Soviet Union I was in Baku and needed to fly back to Moscow. No way to get a non-stop flight, so did BAK-ROV-VNO-SVO.

-- In 1992, in a troubled Somalia, I was in Mogadishu and needed to head back to Nairobi. No way to get there other than: MGQ-HGA-JIB-DIR-ADD-NBO.

-- In 1999, my second round-the-world: AMS-HKG-MFM-TPE-HKG-KIX-SEA-AMS.

-- In 1999, a few days before Y2K, it was not easy to get to Orlando from Barcelona. The best, and cheapest option, was BCN-BRU-CVG-MCO.

-- In 2002, my third round-the world: ATL-SFO-SEA-SVO-JFK-IAD-ATL.

-- Most recently, early in 2003, a pretty weird one: ATL-EWR-CPH-HEL-FRA-BCN.

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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:43 am

KCHS/KADW/EGUN/EDDF/DTTA/GMME/LERT/DAAG/LIRC/LGAT/LLBG/OMAM/HECA/VIDP/OPRN/OPKC/OEKJ/LCLK/LIRN/EDDF/EGUN/KADW/KCHS

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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 1:49 am

You guys are going to have to start using full city names, otherwise you may as well be talking to yourselves.
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 2:30 am

My craziest routing was on my last trip to St.Petersburg:

OUTBOUND

WEDNESDAY 09 APRIL TUNIS GENEVA 1405 1710 LX2547
WEDNESDAY 09 APRIL GENEVA LONDON 2000 2055 LX358
THURSDAY 10 APRIL LONDON HELSINKI 0730 1225 AY836
THURSDAY 10 APRIL HELSINKI ST.PETER 1350 1550 AY167

INBOUND

SUNDAY 27 APRIL ST.PETER HELSINKI 1235 1230 AY166
SUNDAY 27 APRIL HELSINKI LONDON 1405 1500 AY839
SUNDAY 27 APRIL LONDON GENEVA 2000 2230 LX357
WEDNESDAY 07 MAY GENEVA TUNIS 1220 1320 LX2546

I spent Wednesday 09th April night at Heathrow's connection center at terminal 1. Usually it is quite but that night we had a maintenance group repairing something so it was noisy... They even started vacuuming at 3am. I met a couple living in the USA but with Macedonian origins. They were waiting for their BA flight to Belgrade the next morning and it was a lot of fun. We could hardly sleep with all that noise and there was a men coughing all the night long : we were afraid of him having the SARS. Taking Finnair in the morning to go to Helsinki was one of my best shorthaul flights... Nice service, nice meal, relaxing atmosphere and nice FAs.

But all in all, it was a the best trip I have ever had and it was me who wanted that complicated routing to the surprise of the Swiss agent in Geneva.
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:22 am

LHR-DFW-ATL-MIA-CLT-FRA-LGW

 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:24 am

the fallowing route is my trip for the next months. I cant wait...! I do this trip just for flying.

NUE - FRA - LHR - BRU - LHR - DUS - DRS - FRA - NUE - STN - DUB - STN - NUE
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:35 am

Not quite a crazy routing but my last 30 days of travel have been :

BOM-SIN-ICN-YVR-ICN-SIN-BOM-BKK-SIN-LHR-SIN-BKK-SIN-AKL-SIN-BKK-UTH-BKK-BOM

For crazy routings, try :

SFO-SLC-LAX-LAS-TUL-DFW-AEX-GTR-ATL continuously overnight on a dare from DeltaSFO.

BOM-DEL-HKG-LAX-BOS-YYZ for 4 consecutive nights aboard planes.

ATL-STL-CMI-ORD-PIT-JFK-LHR-JFK-BOS-ORD-MKE-STL-SGF-DFW-SAN-LAX-SBA-LAX-MSP-DTW-ATL in a week for the ultimate mileage run.
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 3:47 am

From Helsinki to Cheju, South Korea:

HEL-CPH-BKK-TPE-ICN//GMP-CJU
and the same route back after just 60 hours in Cheju...

Greetings,
Blueskies
 
andersjt
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:04 am

Although mine are not as exotic as the others, here it goes:

When I was 18 (1979), this trip took 3 days:

RKS-DEN-SLC-SFO-DEN-DFW-MSY-ATL-STL-ICT-ABQ-DEN-RKS

Airlines used included Frontier, Western, United, Continental, Eastern and TWA.

This year so far the longest has been:

LAX-DEN-ABQ-DEN-IAD-DEN-ABQ-DEN-SFO-LAX

All on United as many 777's as I can get.

For September (including September 11) I have booked:

LAX-DEN-RKS-DEN-ABQ-DEN-IAD-DEN-ABQ-DEN-SFO-LAX

For domestic flights the 777's to IAD from DEN are great (especially first class). The Denver based UA crews are the best.

Oh how I long for the day when the skies were truly Friendly!
 
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 4:08 am

My craziest is not that bad....

DFW-CLT-MIA-JFK (AA) JFK-LHR (VS) LHR-JFK (VS) LGA-DFW (AA).

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RE: Crazy Routings?

Tue Jul 22, 2003 5:23 am

IAH-MEM-MSP-SFO-NRT-HKG-SIN on NW/UA...definitely the long way to Singapore...at least we were up front.

Strangest is from Houston to Omaha.......via PHX on America West. Just seems a bit out of the way for a connection.....
 
triscl
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RE: Crazy Routings?

Fri Jul 25, 2003 8:14 am

Oh, people might appreciate this one for its creativity. I was proud of myself at least.

I had a bit of a scheduling impossibility: How do you do IAH-PHL? Easy, except I couldn't leave IAH until after 8pm on a Saturday night. And I needed to be in Philly the next morning by 10am. The latest non-stops left IAH around 6 or 7, esp on a sat night! Earliest sunday morn flights don't get in until too late esp b/c of the lost hours going east. Solution:

Fly CO west to LAS (late eve departure @ ~8:45--and my first and only 737-900 flight). Take HP red-eye to PHL (left LAS ~1am). Unfortunately we had some mechanical diffiulties on the HP A319 and I was an hour late to the graduation I was going to...

I guess the other option would have been to fly on a late eve flight to ATL or a Fla. city and then take an early morning flight to PHL.

chris

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