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Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:02 am

I'm pretty sure DL does, but does anyone else?
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:08 am

British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and United
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:08 am

No one serves Antarctica. As far as U.S. Carriers, DL andUA do.

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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:11 am

AA will join the ranks in mid-December when it commences SYD.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:14 am

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 3):

Does AA fly to Africa?
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:14 am

Quoting DeltaB717 (Reply 3):

AA will join the ranks in mid-December when it commences SYD.

AA doesn't fly to Africa
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:22 am

Quoting DualQual (Reply 2):
No one serves Antarctica.

So to answer the OP's question, there are no airlines in the world that fly to every continent.

Does the Air National Guard count? They fly to Antarctica.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:39 am

QF does sightseeing charter services that overfly Antarctica, so that's the closest you'll get.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:39 am

Dude. Antarctica. Continent. Remember from 5th grade geography? No cometcial airline service there...yet.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:54 am

Quoting 717atOGG (Reply 4):
Quoting rojo (Reply 5):

I stand corrected!
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:12 am

Air France do, as French Polynesia is part of Oceania.
 
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:15 am

Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 7):
QF does sightseeing charter services that overfly Antarctica, so that's the closest you'll get.

Shame NZ didn't end up with the contract to run their 767s to land down there.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:29 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 1):

British Airways, Delta, Emirates, Korean Air, Qantas, Singapore Airlines, South African Airways and United

Also Qatar Airways and Etihad Airways

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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:41 am

AC and CA should both enter that list (AC starting next year).
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:45 am

Yes if you include Antarctica as a continent, and if you count chartered flights, I think QF is the only one in the world.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:04 am

Quoting AOMlover (Reply 10):
Air France do, as French Polynesia is part of Oceania.

Oceania is not a continent.

Quoting aryonoco (Reply 14):
Yes if you include Antarctica as a continent, and if you count chartered flights, I think QF is the only one in the world.

QF also flies over Antarctica fairly regularly on the way to/from JNB, though I'm not sure whether flying over a continent really counts.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:41 am

wow. simply wow people. continents. *HELLO*.

here's the list.
1. Asia
2. Africa
3. North America
4. South America
5. Antarctica
6. Europe
7. Australia.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:57 am

Quoting stlgph (Reply 16):

wow. simply wow people. continents. *HELLO*.

here's the list.
1. Asia
2. Africa
3. North America
4. South America
5. Antarctica
6. Europe
7. Australia.

When i was a kid, i was taught there's 5 continents, each represented by a ring on the olympic flag.
Antartica is not one of them, America (north/central/south) is only one continent... and Australia is a country part of oceania.

Seems like :
- the definition of a continent depends on where you live
- the definition evolved over time

Kind of what is said on nationsonline.org/oneworld/continents.htm (right after "How many Continents are there in the world?")

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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 10:59 am

Maybe the thread should be re-titled to "Does Any Airline Fly To Six Continents?"
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:36 am

Quoting Miami (Reply 18):
Maybe the thread should be re-titled to "Does Any Airline Fly To Six Continents?"


Panalpina, one of the large freight forwarders, have a logo "...on 6 continents" Since they do not have an Office in Antarctica.

The Count to "six" is achieved by diving the Americas which, in many Schools are considered as one continent. Regardless if 5 or 6, in both Counts Antarctica is not considered a continent.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:52 am

Aren't QR and CA flying to all inhabited land masses on earth?
Won't get into details which landmass is a continent or not (Europe/Eurasia; Antarctica and the archipelago it truly is under the ice cover; North and South America; India and the separate plate it is on)
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:59 am

Until this thread, I had no idea there was any other version than "North America, South America, Europe, Asia, Africa, Australia, and Antarctica are the 7 continents."

Apparently, there are quite a few different versions, each of which is taught in some large countries/regions...

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Continent#Number_of_continents
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:18 pm

Quoting cjg225 (Reply 21):
Apparently, there are quite a few different versions, each of which is taught in some large countries/regions...

Yes, it's anywhere from 5 to 7 depending on where you went to school.

I grew up being taught that there are 5 continents (Antarctica didn't count back in the day). Nowadays, I think there are 6 (I count the Americas as one).

It must also be said that the line between Europe and Asia is more historical and political than geographical. Geographically speaking Eurasia should really be one continent.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:38 pm

Quoting aryonoco (Reply 14):
I think QF is the only one in the world.

If we are talking about non-stop then I don't think QF has a Europe flight. If we include direct flights then don't we need to add ANZ to this list.

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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 12:53 pm

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 23):
If we are talking about non-stop then I don't think QF has a Europe flight.

In my thinking, if an airline takes its own metal somewhere, then it's obviously flying there. So with that definition, flights with a stop count, but codeshares don't.

Quoting tortugamon (Reply 23):
don't we need to add ANZ to this list.

You mean NZ? They don't fly to Africa, do they?
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:29 pm

Quoting eclipz (Reply 17):
When i was a kid, i was taught there's 5 continents, each represented by a ring on the olympic flag.
Antartica is not one of them, America (north/central/south) is only one continent... and Australia is a country part of oceania.

Seems like :
- the definition of a continent depends on where you live
- the definition evolved over time

Kind of what is said on nationsonline.org/oneworld/continents.htm (right after "How many Continents are there in the world?")

Interesting...

When I saw this thread, I assumed the OP meant inhabited continents (a bunch of scientists living year round at McMurdo Station in Antarctica doesn't count!) - so given that, there are quite a lot of airlines that fly to all six inhabited continents!
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 1:53 pm

People are mixing continents and world regions. And world regions don't exist in all languages either apparantly.

There are 4 to 7 continents, depending on how you look at it.

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Continent
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:05 pm

Quoting 26point2 (Reply 8):
No cometcial airline service there...yet.

PA did! And also Soviet era Aeroflot! Ok, I know SU was state run and the military planes were painted in SU colors, but they still said Aeroflot on the side!
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:23 pm

Quoting eclipz (Reply 17):
When i was a kid, i was taught there's 5 continents, each represented by a ring on the olympic flag.
Antartica is not one of them, America (north/central/south) is only one continent... and Australia is a country part of oceania.
Quoting PanHAM (Reply 19):
The Count to "six" is achieved by diving the Americas which, in many Schools are considered as one continent. Regardless if 5 or 6, in both Counts Antarctica is not considered a continent.

Good, Lord! I have NEVER heard of North and South America counted as one continent. Considering our European friends are the only ones who have made comments to that end, perhaps the EU has come up with a sort of "new math" for geography. Irrespective of this, I think that absolutely, Antarctica is a continent. However, 99% of us would understand, that when we ask does any airline fly to all continents, we are referring to all INHABITED continents (yes, Antarctica has military stations, but there are no indigenous peoples there, nor have there been), as there would be very little need to continually fly to an uninhabited continent for commercial service.

I think it is quite clear that the OP, and anyone with two brain cells to synapse would understand the OP's request. I think at this point, A.net has turned into a forum for people to split hairs over the most minute issue. Instead of looking smarter, people end up looking stupid because they look like they have no common sense.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:43 pm

Quoting eclipz (Reply 17):
When i was a kid, i was taught there's 5 continents, each represented by a ring on the olympic flag.
Antartica is not one of them, America (north/central/south) is only one continent... and Australia is a country part of oceania.
Quoting aryonoco (Reply 22):
Nowadays, I think there are 6 (I count the Americas as one).

I'm not sure why people insist on saying this. South America sits on its own (considerably large) tectonic plate.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:49 pm

It's interesting because the number of continents depends on where you went to school. Here in the US I was taught there are 7:

1) North America
2) South America
3) Europe
4) Asia
5) Africa
6) Australia
7) Antarctica

But my friends in Argentina tell me they learned there are just 3 continents:
1) America (which includes North and South America)
2) Africa
3) Australasia (which includes Europe/Asia/Australia)

I asked my friends, "what about Antarctica?!" And they told me it didn't count.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 2:55 pm

Quoting JetBuddy (Reply 27):
There are 4 to 7 continents, depending on how you look at it.

http://www.wikiwand.com/en/Continent

This is the first time I've seen the article you shared. I'm kind of a six continent guy and have never been able to sense out of Eurasia being considered depart continents. I guess using the definitions in the article I would be a six continent guy, but I couldn't argue against five either.
 
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:06 pm

Won't LATAM join the 6-continent club when they begin GRU-JNB services in the near future?
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting luckyone (Reply 30):
I'm not sure why people insist on saying this. South America sits on its own (considerably large) tectonic plate.

At this point, the definition of continent is arbitrary and as has been pointed out, has more to do with where you went to school than any scientific basis.

Tectonic plates do not define continents, I don't see many people categorising India as a separate continent.
 
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:09 pm

Quoting luckyone (Reply 30):

I'm not sure why people insist on saying this. South America sits on its own (considerably large) tectonic plate.

It all comes down to the definition of a continent... and AFAIK, there is no official definition... so we can debate as long as we want, but there seems to be no "truth" about this.

Yours (based on tectonic plates) is no more logical (or illogical) than the one used when we group America as 1 continent : as aryonoco said, the separation between Europe & Asia has absolutely nothing to do with tectonic plates (since both are mostly on the same eurasian plate).

Even the definition of "large continuous area of land" is wrong.

So "my" definition is weird to you (and i honestly don't know the the criteria used in "my" definition...)... and "yours" is weird to me (since i don't know the criteria either)... ! I think we can agree on saying that both are kinda correct & kinda wrong then ?!
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:14 pm

A lot of nonsense in here. If you considered the Americas one continent, Europe, Asia and Africa would also meet that definition.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:28 pm

Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 35):

A lot of nonsense in here. If you considered the Americas one continent, Europe, Asia and Africa would also meet that definition.

Yep... and the exact same argument could be applied to your definition : if you count America as 2, then why don't you count Europe & Asia as 1 ?

There's no nonsense here, it seems to be a cultural/historical/whatever perception of things.

Is this so hard to admit your definition is as bad as ours (or, at least, not completely logical either) ?
 
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:37 pm

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 28):

Good, Lord! I have NEVER heard of North and South America counted as one continent. Considering our European friends are the only ones who have made comments to that end, perhaps the EU has come up with a sort of "new math" for geography. Irrespective

You quoted my contribution and if you read it carefully again you will understand how we achieve the number of continents.

Believe it or not, when panalpina came out woith their Slogan "six continents, one forwarder" many People with a full set of brain cells challenged that.

Believe it or not, there is a planet outside the US of A and some People may have different opinions. It is not nly geography but culture and history as well.

BTW, I personally support the number 6 and the fact that Antarctica does not qualify.
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 4:31 pm



Quoting DolphinAir747 (Reply 13):
AC and CA should both enter that list (AC starting next year).
http://aircanada.mediaroom.com/index.php?item=920

Yes YUL to CMN, forgot about that.

If not for SA in Star, JNB would be added as well..

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Tue Oct 27, 2015 5:29 pm

Quoting PanHAM (Reply 37):
Believe it or not, when panalpina came out woith their Slogan "six continents, one forwarder" many People with a full set of brain cells challenged that.

Believe it or not, there is a planet outside the US of A and some People may have different opinions. It is not nly geography but culture and history as well.

I am quite familiar with Panalpina. I go to their tent at the Houston Rodeo every year. I also realize there is a world outside of the US having visited over 50 countries, myself.

My comment on brain cells was not directed at you, nor the number of continents, quite frankly. I obviously understand one's education will likely dictate their consideration of that figure. What I was referring to was the fact that as soon as the OP asked, "Does any airline fly to every continent?" Immediately, several people popped up to say, "Antarctica is a continent!" when clearly, the OP was asking about inhabited continents. I was trying to point out that so many people on these boards are so quick to try and show off how smart they are, that they end of looking stupid. Yes, someone may have shown that they recognize Antarctica as a continent, but they haven't shown the intelligence to analyze the question, interpolate it's true meaning and deliver a response rooted in basic common sense. I appreciate your knowledge of other organizaations, and your anecdote about Panalpina contributes to the discussion of how some might consider flying to JFK, for example, as flying to "The Americas" vs. the continent of North America. What I do not think contributes to the conversation of these boards is arguing for dozens of replies about whether Antarctica is a continent, when whether it is or it isn't, no airline would ever fly there, because no one lives there full time!

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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:05 pm

Quoting eclipz (Reply 36):
Quoting nomadd22 (Reply 35):

A lot of nonsense in here. If you considered the Americas one continent, Europe, Asia and Africa would also meet that definition.

Yep... and the exact same argument could be applied to your definition : if you count America as 2, then why don't you count Europe & Asia as 1 ?

There's no nonsense here, it seems to be a cultural/historical/whatever perception of things.

Is this so hard to admit your definition is as bad as ours (or, at least, not completely logical either) ?

I never claimed to support any definition. Only consistency. It's as bad as the Pluto/planet thread. Whatever definition you have for the term continent needs to applied to all, not just the ones you feel like because that's what you learned in 3rd grade.
At least Africa-Eurasia and the Americas have a real case since they share a tiny connection. There's no objective reason to consider Europe and Asia as two separate land masses.

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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:19 pm

Quoting aryonoco (Reply 14):
and if you count chartered flights, I think QF is the only one in the world.


Overflying doesn't count.......have to land.

Quoting eclipz (Reply 17):
When i was a kid, i was taught there's 5 continents, each represented by a ring on the olympic flag.
Antartica is not one of them, America (north/central/south) is only one continent... and Australia is a country part of oceania.

I was taught that the colored rings on the Olympic flag represent all the flags of all the nations of the world. Those colors, supposedly, are represented in every flag. I was always taught that Australia is a continent, all its own.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 7:44 pm

I've also never heard of North and South America as one continent. They are completely separate tectonic plates!

And Oceania is not a continent, it is a geo-political region. Australia is a continent.

I agree with the American posters above; Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Antartica is the only list I know.
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:02 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 42):
And Oceania is not a continent, it is a geo-political region. Australia is a continent.

When I was at school - long time ago I'm afraid - I was taught that there was a continent called Australasia comprising Australia, New Zealand, New Guinea and Oceania. Just another for the mix!

I, like some others, was also taught that Antarctica is a continent. Here it might be worth recalling the fate of NZ DC 10-30 ZK-NZP. While operating a scheduled sight seeing flight (TE901) it crashed into Mt. Erebus in Antarctica on 29 November 1979 during a white-out. All 257 aboard were killed. I find it difficult to perceive that a land mass as large as 5.4 million square miles (14 million square kilometres) with a 12,500 feet (3,800 m) high active volcano is not part of any continent. But there you go!
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:45 pm

Quoting DualQual (Reply 2):
No one serves Antarctica

PrivatAir does. They fly a schedule three to four times a year serving the Norwegian research station Troll.
They land the Boeing BBJ at Troll's 3000 meter / 10.000 FT ice runway during the Antarctic summer (Nov-Mar) season.
No, you can't buy tickets and go sightseeing, but it is a regular service operated on behalf of the Norwegian Polar Institute.
I do not think they operate their BBJ's to other Antarctic stations.

Not sure if PrivatAir do regular service to all other continents though.
 
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Tue Oct 27, 2015 9:49 pm

KE stopped flying to Nairobi.

Where do they fly to in Africa? I think they stopped Cairo too.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:07 pm

Quoting RyanairGuru (Reply 42):
I've also never heard of North and South America as one continent. They are completely separate tectonic plates!

And Oceania is not a continent, it is a geo-political region. Australia is a continent.

I agree with the American posters above; Europe, Africa, Asia, North America, South America, Australia, Antartica is the only list I know.

My first thought was that "I am pretty sure Oceania is a continent as I was taught in school", but it was a looooong time ago since I was at school.. Then, thinking further, I remembered that yes Oceania is not a continent, but rather, as RyanairGuru pointed out, it is a geo-policitcal region. And speaking of Australia as a continent, it also holds the distinction of being the only country in the world that is also an entire continent by itself. It is also the worlds largest island...The geography that I learnt in school seemed to be coming back, a little bit at least! :P
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:27 pm

Antarctica and Pluto just can't catch a break.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Tue Oct 27, 2015 11:36 pm

Quoting Prost (Reply 47):
Antarctica and Pluto just can't catch a break.

At least Antarctica is permanently inhabited, but that seems to be missed in some of the posts.
 
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RE: Does Any Airline Fly To All The Continents?

Wed Oct 28, 2015 12:03 am

Quoting AA777223 (Reply 28):
Good, Lord! I have NEVER heard of North and South America counted as one continent.

I've ALWAYS studied them as ONE continent, and I´m not in Europe.

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