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LH648
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Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:37 pm

Just was seating and remembering my trip year ago from Almaty, Kazakhstan to Ashgabat, Turkmenistan. Due to my schedule, the only possible way to get there was via Frankfurt!

So I took LH from ALA to FRA and FRA to ASB with a stop at GYD! As well as on my trip back! So 5749 miles trip and only 1046 miles between the cities!




More crazy guys here?
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:45 pm

I have a couple:

1) KQ& EK
JNB-NBO-DXB-MEL-CHC

2) SU
KUL-SIN-SHJ-SVO-LHR
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:46 pm

I never noticed before that Great Circle Mapper uses a map that is at least 15 years old...
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:48 pm

Nothing too spectacular, but the groundstaff in RSW thought I was crazy and my bag made it there before I did (skipped the PHL stop).

US RSW-CLT-PHL-PVD
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:52 pm

Charlotte NC to London:
CLT-ATL-JFK on Delta; JFK-HEL-LHR on Finnair (6255 mi instead of 4010 mi for the USAir nonstop).

Sydney to London:
SYD-MEL-MNL-BKK on Philippines; BKK-BOM on Air France; BOM-AUH-BAH on Gulf Air; BAH-BEY-DXB on MEA; DXB-LHR on Pakistan (14897 mi instead of 10620 mi for the Qantas one-stop).
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 7:56 pm

Quoting LH648 (Thread starter):
Almaty, Kazakhstan

Did you meet Borat Sagdiyev?

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 4):
DXB-LHR on Pakistan

How was the service?
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:01 pm

Instead of SCL-EZE-FRA I was rescheduled (Baggage cart crashed into inbound plane) Santiago - Lima - Aruba - Amsterdam - Brussels - Frankfurt

Mario
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:04 pm

Quoting UpperDeck79 (Reply 2):
I never noticed before that Great Circle Mapper uses a map that is at least 15 years old...

To their credit they've actually included a large disclaimer: 'This information may not be accurate or current and is not valid for navigation or flight planning. No warranty of fitness for any purpose is made or implied'
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:07 pm

Crazy one for a former client of ours.....

LOS-SSG (Malabo in Equitorial Guinea), now this would normally be just about 420 miles. But there are no direct links between the two cities. So our client had to do the following LOS-MAD-SSG on IB.

What potentially could have been just about a 1 hour flight if direct ended up being a total of 10 hours 55 minutes PLUS 14 hours in MAD. But it was the only way for the days they wanted to travel.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:08 pm

Christchurch - Auckland - Sydney - Singapore - London (LHR) - Phoenix

All in one hit except for 7 hours ground time at Heathrow.
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:11 pm

London to Manchester by train, to catch a BA MAN-TXL flight. This was overbooked so I was sent to LHR to connect there. A total waste of a day!
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:29 pm

I do this all the time, just for fun. How about these:

21 legs in 11 days (1.91 legs per day):
ZRH-HAM-HEL-NGO-FUK-HND-WKJ-CTS-HKD-HND-ITM-FUK-HND-OIM-HAC-HND-KIX-RVN-HEL-BRU-GVA-ZRH

18 legs in 13 days (1.38 legs per day):
BSL-FRA-PRG-SVO-OVB-IKT-DLC-PEK-ENY-XIY-DNH-URC-KHG-URC-OVB-SVO-PRG-MUC-BSL

9 legs in 4 days (2.25 legs per day):
ZRH-VLC-PMI-IBZ-MAD-AGP-MLN-AGP-BCN-ZRH

16 legs in 11 days (1.45 legs per day):
ZRH-VLC-MAD-LPA-HOG-HAV-CUN/CZH-SPR-TZA/BZE-FRS-GUA-SJO-HAV-GER-HAV-ORY/CDG-BSL

13 legs in 11 days (1.18 legs per day):
ZRH-TXL-BUD-PEK-NRT-NKM-FUK-TKS-HND/NRT-PVG/SHA-PEK-BUD-GVA-ZRH

10 legs in 7 days (1.43 legs per day):
ZRH-GRU/CGH-SDU-CPQ-CWB-IGU/AGT-ASU/FMA-RES-AEP/EZE-GRU-ZRH

12 legs in 7 days (1.71 legs per day):
ZRH-MXP-CAI-CDG-JFK-KEF/RKV-AEY-GRY-AEY-RKV/KEF-GLA-LCY-ZRH

21 legs in 16 days (1.31 legs per day):
BSL-LHR/LGW-SAN/SNA-OGG-KOA-ITO-OGG-MKK-HNL-JON-MAJ-KWA-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM-SPN-ROP-GUM-NRT-ZRH-BSL

6 legs in 1 day (6.00 legs per day):
BSL-ZRH-BTS-PRG-STR-ZRH-BSL

4 legs in 1 day (4.00 legs per day):
ZRH-REG-FCO-CTA-ZRH

8 legs in 3 days (2.67 legs per day):
BRN-BHX-NOC/NNR-INQ-NNR/SNN-LPL-LCY-BRN

and now I stop, you're probably getting bored....

Ok, these are not routings that serve any purpose except to fly as much as possible on as many possible different airlines and types. Anybody else doing things like these?
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:31 pm

MEX-SEA (MEX-LAX-SEA) during a Western Airlines (WA) strike back in the 1970's AM & MX had no empty seats for months in the MEX-LAX leg so I was only able to do it: AM MEX-PVR, MX PVR-GDL-DFW, Braniff International (BN) DFW-SLC-SEA that meant four stops and two changes of plane. Close to 20 hours!!!! And another one:

MEX-MUC This one was due to my restricted budget back in 1987. I took BN MEX-SAT-MCI change plane MCI-LGA bus transfer FI JFK-KEF-LUX FI courtesy shuttle to CGN to catch the Deutsche Bahn to MUC. 48 hours!!!!

Never again (so far) thank God.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 19, 2006 10:14 pm

Hola!

Craziest routing:

BCN-TXL-BCN becomes:

BCN-AMS-SEA-ORD-MAD-TXL-MAD-JFK-SEA-AMS-BCN

As I had some tickets bought on an offer I could not refuse so I have to go all the way to SEA to use them..... starting Dec. 27

Pretty nice, I hope. I will write a TR in the coming days.

Bon Nadal!  santahat 

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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:08 am

My regular route of the past...
CGK-SIN-SYD... just took the dogleg for the miles... and that it was AUD$10 cheaper than CGK-SYD on QF most of the times! So, that was a 3h25 extra each time, add the 2 - 4hr wait in SIN depending on the connecting flight you got. A 10hr door to door could easily become 18hrs!

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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:14 am

I went to a wedding in Vienna in April 2001.

DTW-DFW AA F100 (F)
DFW-ZRH AA B777 (J)
ZRH-VIE SR A32- (Was my last SR flight) (J)

And the same on the return.

Toughest part was flying over DTW on the way home and realizing we had hours to go before we would be back home!
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:33 am

On a trip from PDX-PHX, America West once offered me a one-stop from PDX-SLC connecting to a nonstop SLC-PHX. I asked where the flight stopped en route to SLC and was told "PHX". I knew that of course, but just wanted to see if the agent would say it with a straight face, and she did.

I'll route nearly anywhere for the extra miles if the fare isn't higher. I'll fly from LAX to AUS via MSP one way and MEM the other, or from PDX to JFK via LAX, instead of via somewhere more logical like ORD or MSP.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 20, 2006 1:53 am

SEA-LAX=SEA-DTW-LAX (it was much cheaper)

SEA-KIX=SEA-LAX-ICN-KIX (rt)

ABQ-SEA=ABQ-LAX-OAK-SEA on WN
From YVR
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 20, 2006 3:10 am

The only really crazy one was this:

Left JNB Tuesday night.... JNB-SID-ATL-CLT-PGV, a two hour meeting, dinner, sleep... next morning PGV-CLT-EWR, taxi to JFK-JNB.... home Friday afternoon!

The map doesn't look like much so let's see if this works:

8 segment path: 17646 mi
JNB (26°08'21"S 28°14'46"E) SID (16°44'29"N 22°56'58"W) 4532 mi
SID (16°44'29"N 22°56'58"W) ATL (33°38'12"N 84°25'41"W) 3964 mi
ATL (33°38'12"N 84°25'41"W) CLT (35°12'50"N 80°56'35"W) 227 mi
CLT (35°12'50"N 80°56'35"W) PGV (35°38'07"N 77°23'07"W) 203 mi
PGV (35°38'07"N 77°23'07"W) CLT (35°12'50"N 80°56'35"W) 203 mi
CLT (35°12'50"N 80°56'35"W) EWR (40°41'33"N 74°10'07"W) 528 mi
EWR (40°41'33"N 74°10'07"W) JFK (40°38'23"N 73°46'44"W) 21 mi
JFK (40°38'23"N 73°46'44"W) JNB (26°08'21"S 28°14'46"E) 7969 mi
After Monday and Tuesday even the calendar says WTF...
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 20, 2006 12:09 pm

My friend was trying to get back from HNL to MIA; flights out of Hawaii were going out full and there was no hope for days. Traveling with his passport, he flew HNL-NRT-SFO-MIA and got home before other NRSAs who were still stuck in HNL.
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:32 am

Perhaps not very crazy, and I realize why the routings were what they were, but still noticable.

Summer 2005: CPH-LHR-ICN-NGO. About 10†5 hrs after take-off from LHR I noticed that our 747-400 was directly over CPH!

Another one: CPH-FRA-CDG-CVG-ORD-OMA. Maybe not crazy, but unneccesarily long. 5 flights where actually only 2 were needed (CPH-ORD-OMA). All in one day... Man, was I beat when I arrived  Smile

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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Thu Dec 21, 2006 6:17 am

Commuting to work one day....

SYD-HNL (CO)
HNL-YVR (Canadian Airlines)
YVR-SFO (Canadian Airlines)
SFO-DEN (CO)
DEN-ORD (CO)
ORD-BOS (UA)
BOS-EWR (CO)

All in one day. Made my check in by 30 minutes. Loooooooong ass day.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:44 am

In the snow storms the other day lots of flights were canceled so i was re routed several times. Planning on going YVR-YLW ended up going YVR-YYC-YEG-YYC-YEG-YLW that was fun, and on the way out to YVR i went YLW-YYC-YKA-YVR that was fun :p
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Thu Dec 21, 2006 11:51 am

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 11):
I do this all the time, just for fun. How about these:

21 legs in 11 days (1.91 legs per day):
ZRH-HAM-hel-NGO-FUK-HND-WKJ-CTS-HKD-HND-ITM-FUK-HND-OIM-HAC-HND-KIX-RVN-hel-BRU-GVA-ZRH

Wow, quite a routing!
That KIX-RVN-HEL made me curious. Was that Finnair's Xmas flight from Osaka that stops at Rovaniemi , The Official Airport of Santa Clause  Smile, bringing Japanese tourists to Lapland? It seems the AY flights from Japan will stop at RVN this Xmas too.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Fri Dec 22, 2006 3:04 pm

CO flight DFW-EWR-SFO ..this circuitous route assigned due to Hurrican Rita .
JFK-LGA-EWR-DTW-IND-PHX-CLE-SFO-LAS-SEA-ORD-MCO-MIA-DFW-ATL-CDG-FRA-BOM-MAA-DEL-TRZ-DXB-CLT-CVG-DEN-MSP
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sat Dec 23, 2006 4:54 pm

This hardly counts, but given that I've only flown in the United States and Mexico...

Going home for Easter this year, I flew PHX-ATL-MSP on DL, which is just shy of being twice as far. The first leg was a red-eye, and the second was on a CRJ-200. But it was only $139 and I got 2500 WorldPerks miles (thank you SkyTeam!) so it was a pretty good deal.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:45 am

My craziest seems pretty tame in comparison to some of yours:

ZRH-AMS-DET-MSP-BIL-GTF
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:18 am

unusual short routings I've taken:

PHL-ATL-CMH

DCA-ATL-CMH

CMH-ATL-STL

CMH-ATL-SEA-PDX

CMH-DTW-ATL

CMH-DTW-MIA

CMH-IND-IAH-LAX

FLL-STL-CMH
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SA7700
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:41 am

My most unusual routing is SYD-JNB-DKR-JFK-SFO. My body was aching during the last sector... ouch 


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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 4:31 pm

Nothing real unordinary...but my dad and I were flying NW from FAR-MSP-ORD. We voluntarily bumped from the MSP-ORD segment and got re-routed BACK to FAR, and then got on a direct flight to ORD on United Express.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:22 pm

couple for you..

per-syd-nrt-fra-ams-cph-ams-fra-nrt-syd-per on JL/KL/QF

per-syd-sfo-sea-anc-sea-yvr-jfk-lax-syd-mel-per UA/AC/QF

per-mel-syd-lax-ewr-ord-mia-ord-las-lax-las-lax-jfk-sfo-syd-mel-per UA/QF
 
LXM83
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 5:49 pm

Quoting Andaman (Reply 23):
Was that Finnair's Xmas flight from Osaka that stops at Rovaniemi , The Official Airport of Santa Clause, bringing Japanese tourists to Lapland? It seems the AY flights from Japan will stop at RVN this Xmas too.

Well, when I wrote my post, I actually still was on that trip. I will be taking tomorrow's flight (25Dec06) from KIX to RVN! It will be interesting to see what kind of passengers will be on that flight!
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 6:33 pm

4 segment path: 1291 miles
HBA (42°50'10"S 147°30'37"E) MEL (37°40'24"S 144°50'36"E) 383 mi
MEL (37°40'24"S 144°50'36"E) ABX (36°04'04"S 146°57'29"E) 161 mi
ABX (36°04'04"S 146°57'29"E) SYD (33°56'46"S 151°10'38"E) 280 mi
SYD (33°56'46"S 151°10'38"E) BNE (27°23'03"S 153°07'03"E) 467 mi

Direct is: 1111 Miles nothing spectacular.

Carfield & Seat 2A may have one of the more interesting routings but nothing will beat B747-437Bs record.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:16 pm

Some crazy routes there, all of which i would love to do.... heres hoping!!!

In jan i have an 8 day route planned:
BHX-KRK-WAW-PRG-GVA-AMS-MXP BGY-LTN, on 6 different airlines. Just hope there are no delays.

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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sun Dec 24, 2006 9:33 pm

One of my dreams is to fly to arrive to New York making the next routing:

BCN-CPH-SFJ-YXY-YMQ-NYC.

But due to my job, I must often to make trips as:

BCN-AMS-NBO-MGQ-HGA-ADD-LOS-DKR-BKO-OUA-CDG-BCN in only 15 days...

Crazy, no?
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Mon Dec 25, 2006 6:00 am

The most unusual route I've taken:

SJU-SCQ in an IB 747-200 around 13 or 15 years ago.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Mon Dec 25, 2006 8:47 am

We checked the flight SYD-YVR-SYD ONLY return by using QF frequent flyer website cos we have enough miles for free flights. It's odd that they gave us weird itnerary...

From SYD-LAX-SFO-YVR by QF and AA...and then return is from YVR-LHR-HKG-SYD by BA and CX.

Why so many destinations and airlines?? We only wanted direct flights SYD and YVR that's all!
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Mon Dec 25, 2006 10:04 am

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 31):

Well, when I wrote my post, I actually still was on that trip. I will be taking tomorrow's flight (25Dec06) from KIX to RVN! It will be interesting to see what kind of passengers will be on that flight!

Ok, would be nice to hear how that flight was. RVN looks VERY silent on 25th, hardly any flights.
I know Japanese tourists at least want to see the Northern Lights in Lapland,
in Japan they believe seeing them brings good luck in marriage.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 26, 2006 12:50 am

Quoting Andaman (Reply 37):
Ok, would be nice to hear how that flight was. RVN looks VERY silent on 25th, hardly any flights.

Just arrived in RVN, indeed very quiet. No domestic flights and just a Thomas Cook (UK) 757 parked. No airport buses, had to take a taxi. RVN town is very quiet, too, even McD is closed...
I am already in the process of writing a trip report covering the whole trip which ends on 27Dec, it will take me a couple of days after that to get all the pics right.
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 26, 2006 3:44 am

Quoting LXM83 (Reply 38):

Just arrived in RVN, indeed very quiet. No domestic flights and just a Thomas Cook (UK) 757 parked. No airport buses, had to take a taxi. RVN town is very quiet, too, even McD is closed...
I am already in the process of writing a trip report covering the whole trip which ends on 27Dec, it will take me a couple of days after that to get all the pics right.

Yes Christmas is silent time here in up north, bit serious Lutherans you know...
Good to hear you will write a report, looking forward it. Enjoy the rest of the trip!
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 26, 2006 7:33 pm

Not actually flown but this routing was seriously offered by a reservation system when I was trying to price/schedule a SYD-VVO-SYD itenary:

SYD-NRT-SVO-VVO-SVO-NRT-SYD
So instead of the 596nm direct track NRT-VVO, it sends me 7532nm via SVO, an additional 15 hours each way!!!

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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Tue Dec 26, 2006 11:51 pm

The incident happened on 16 October 2006. I was in Jakarta doing some shopping for Eid Fitr. It was in the boarding lounge in CGK when SJ announced that the flight to PNK was cancelled due to hazy weather from forest burning.

Since I have to get to work on the same day, I have no other choice but to get to PNK via KUL and KCH.



I succeeded but only arrived in PNK on the following day as all flights to PNK including the short hop from KCH was cancelled and the airport was closed due to the deteriorating hazy weather. I even have to get to PNK from KCH by road.

The supposed to be a short 452 miles CGK-PNK flight, which cost only IDR 440.000 (USD 44) and usually will take less than 90 minutes turned out to be the followings:

  • Distance travelled was 1,302 miles airborne and 130 miles by road.
  • Amounts paid for the whole journey were IDR 2.500.000 for airticket (including airport tax at CGK) to KUL, IDR 1.000.000 for fiscal fee (some sort of a tax applicable to all Indonesian or its resident status foreigners for leaving the country), MYR 425 for airticket to KCH from KUL, MYR 300 for a room at Hilton Kuching as I have to stay overnight to wait for the flight to PNK from KCH on the following day which turned out to be cancelled and some MYR 100 more for other expenses. That's a lot of  dollarsign  outflows.
  • Time taken from the moment I left CGK to the moment I arrived in PNK was around 28 hours, including 6 hours of sleeping at KCH and 10 hours of driving by road from KCH to PNK with my boss using his car.  blush 

The airport remained closed for the next 2 days after the incident. Sometimes, there's nothing any man can do if an airport closed.  no 
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:33 pm

Here are 2 of my longest trips.
First trip, in a little bit more than 3 weeks
nttx-ppt-ipc-scl-anf-cjc-anf-scl-ipc-ppt-hoi-nttx-ppt-lax-cdg
(over 38000 km)
Second, 3 weeks
cdg-zrh-eze-scl-anf-cjc-anf-scl-pmc-wpa-pmc-scl-eze-sao-zrh-cdg
(over 31000km)
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 27, 2006 5:34 pm

LHR - PVG via PEK ended up when booking as LHR-PEK-LHR-PVG which was silly, so I ended up going direct to PVG.

Had to route STN-DUB-ARN during the summer craziness in London. (Going the wrong way a bit).

Other than that I've been fairly lucky.
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Dec 27, 2006 6:52 pm

The nonstop VNO-HNL distance (no direct flights, of course) is 7198 miles. My route was 40,447 miles in 7 days. VNO-TXL-FRA-SIN-CMB-SIN-ICN-LAX-SFO-SAN-SFO-LAX-ICN-SIN-CMB-SIN-NRT-HNL. That was the start of an ad hoc RTW lasting 18 days and using 7 different tickets.
 
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Fri Dec 29, 2006 8:35 pm

After reading some of the routings this one seems pretty tame but bearing in mind I was only about 8 at the time it seemed alright to me.

From BHX - DUR we routed BHX-CDG-LHR-DUR

For the return we routed DUR-LHR-FRA-BHX

It was easier (and cheaper) to send all the luggage checked to final destination (all on BA) and we did not end up having to sit on a coach for 3+ hours to and from BHX to LHR.

Bearing in mind the LHR - DUR flights also set down in HRE and all the flights were on what are now considered classics (732 and 742) it was bliss for a new aviation nut.
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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Sat Dec 30, 2006 12:26 am



I still can't figure this one out:




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RE: Craziest Routing You Ever Had

Wed Jan 03, 2007 5:01 am

1. ZRH-SIN-HKG-BKK-KUL-SIN-EWR-MUC-ZRH (within less than a week)
2. ZRH-KUL-TPE-LAX-HNL-MAJ-KWA-KSA-PNI-TKK-GUM-YAP-ROR-MNL-BKI-SDK-KUD-BKI-KUL-ZRH (within 8 or 9 days)
3. ZRH-MLE-NRT-SYD-HKG-BKK-FCO-ZRH (within less than a week)
4. ZRH-KUL-SIN-KUL-ICN,GMP-PUS-GMP,ICN-HKG-TPE-KUL-ZRH
and some others
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