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Round the world flights=gone forever?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:34 pm

None left. Well you can argue that SQ operates SIN-FRA-JFK, EWR-SIN

Most recent RTW flights were operated by NZ, UA.

Gone forever?
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 10:31 pm

No longer needed, given joint ventures and alliances.

Cargo is a separate market, and UPS still needs and had round the world flights.
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:02 pm

AI has DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL that covers the entire northern hemisphere. But it is not really a RTW flight and not sold as such. If you want to fly RTW, you can always buy individual airlines and stay on the same alliance. Star Alliance sells something like a RTW if I am not mistaken, maybe others do too.
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:38 pm

airboss787 wrote:
AI has DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL that covers the entire northern hemisphere. But it is not really a RTW flight and not sold as such. If you want to fly RTW, you can always buy individual airlines and stay on the same alliance. Star Alliance sells something like a RTW if I am not mistaken, maybe others do too.


All 3 alliances sell RTW tickets. *A is probably the best bet, though, due to their wide network.

But otherwise, RTW flights is a relic of the past.
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:47 pm

There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services. Closest things to it nowadays could be the following:

Air China (CA) operates PEK-MAD-GIG services - (longest direct flight in the world)
Air New Zealand (NZ) operates AKL-LAX-LHR
Air Tahiti Nui (TN) operates PPT-LAX-CDG services and the opposite for Air France (AF) CDG-LAX-PPT
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:05 am

Melbourne wrote:
There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services. Closest things to it nowadays could be the following:

Air China (CA) operates PEK-MAD-GIG services - (longest direct flight in the world)
Air New Zealand (NZ) operates AKL-LAX-LHR


Air New Zealand's AKL-LAX-LHR is over 1000nm longer.
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:22 am

Melbourne wrote:
There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services.

DHL, UPS, FedEx, Singapore Airlines Cargo, Asiana Cargo, AirBridgeCargo operate scheduled rtw flights (and I'm sure several more).
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 2:29 am

This topic comes up many times; a Google search is your friend.

Melbourne wrote:
There are still cargo services if I believe correctly operating round the world services. Closest things to it nowadays could be the following:

Air China (CA) operates PEK-MAD-GIG services - (longest direct flight in the world)
Air New Zealand (NZ) operates AKL-LAX-LHR
Air Tahiti Nui (TN) operates PPT-LAX-CDG services and the opposite for Air France (AF) CDG-LAX-PPT

Small correction, CA907/8 goes to GRU not GIG - only a bit further now

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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:09 am

Some people have speculated that with Project Sunrise, QF could operate JFK-LHR as that would help help aircraft utilisation and they apparently have the required rights.

So we could potentially have SYD-JFK-LHR-SYD flights back on the cards.

But this is many years into the future and just speculation of course.
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:11 am

aryonoco wrote:
Some people have speculated that with Project Sunrise, QF could operate JFK-LHR as that would help help aircraft utilisation and they apparently have the required rights.

So we could potentially have SYD-JFK-LHR-SYD flights back on the cards.

But this is many years into the future and just speculation of course.


That would be amazing. JFK-LHR would be the short hop between the two longest flights in the world.
 
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 3:45 am

When United starts service to DEL you’ll be able to fly RTW on the same carrier

EWR-DEL-SFO-EWR or vice versa


That is a round the world routing
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:48 am

Max Q wrote:
When United starts service to DEL you’ll be able to fly RTW on the same carrier

EWR-DEL-SFO-EWR or vice versa

UA has long-since served DEL already.

They will add to it with SFO-DEL later this year.
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 6:33 am

UA: Back then it was LAX-JFK-LHR-DEL-HKG-LAX. LHR-DEL-HKG was once a B767-300 then it went B747-400
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Thu Jun 06, 2019 7:20 am

zakuivcustom wrote:
airboss787 wrote:
AI has DEL-SFO and SFO-DEL that covers the entire northern hemisphere. But it is not really a RTW flight and not sold as such. If you want to fly RTW, you can always buy individual airlines and stay on the same alliance. Star Alliance sells something like a RTW if I am not mistaken, maybe others do too.


All 3 alliances sell RTW tickets. *A is probably the best bet, though, due to their wide network.

But otherwise, RTW flights is a relic of the past.


I'd say RTW are long living as long as you can buy a RTW itinerary on a single ticket, it doesn't matter how many airlines you fly as long as it's a single ticket.

Alliances put terms and conditions (legs, overnight stays, etc) in the same way single carriers like UA used to do in the past.
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Re: Round the world flights=gone forever?

Fri Jun 07, 2019 6:28 am

LAX772LR wrote:
Max Q wrote:
When United starts service to DEL you’ll be able to fly RTW on the same carrier

EWR-DEL-SFO-EWR or vice versa

UA has long-since served DEL already.

They will add to it with SFO-DEL later this year.



Exactly my point
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