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How many flight sectors have you flown in one day as a passenger.

Old 11th Mar 2019, 18:40
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In 24hrs my record is 7 in Kenya bush flying in a Caravan, shortest hop in the Mara of 7 miles longest about 80 miles, in fact all done in about 5hrs , As for proper flying it would be 6 down to Santiago back on the old Bcal 707,s.
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 11:13
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Not as a punter, but in 1989 as crew I flew LTN-GCI-SOU-JER-GCI-SOU-GCI-JER-LTN in a Bac 11-475.

Does that count
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Old 12th Mar 2019, 20:38
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Six in Cessna 172 G-BKEV is my record in one 24 hour period.

Guernsey-Alderney
Alderney-Cherbourg
Cherbourg-Caen
Caen-Flers,St. Paul
Flers,St. Paul-Dinard
Dinard-Guernsey
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 02:00
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Long Haul and Long Way

May 1981

I arrived at Heathrow to see my SAA 747 Non-stop London to Cape Town flight climbing into a bright blue evening sky.

On a full fare ticket British Airways were able to book me on a flight leaving 2 hours later, so first leg London to Nairobi, second leg Nairobi to Johannesburg, in a 747.

In Johannesburg SAA put me on the "stop at all stations" to Cape Town. That's when the fun started, Johannesburg - Bloemfontein - Kimberley - East London - Port Elizabeth - Cape Town

12 hours late getting home, 23 hours on an aeroplane.

But that was not the longest flight

January 1997

Brisbane - Sydney - Bangkok - London on a British Airways 747, sitting in the same seat for 25 hours.
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Old 13th Mar 2019, 16:04
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Longest flights.

I managed Davao - Manila - Doha - Manchester - Lanzarote in approx 40 hours, other was Manchester - Amsterdam - Beijing - Xiamen - Manila, all 35 hours...
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 00:37
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Not so long ago, on an A330, MAN-NCL-EDI-GLA-PIK-GLA-EDI-NCL-MAN. Took about 9 hours, all full-stop landings. Admittedly I am a qualified A330 pilot, but on that day I never sat in either seat, therefore technically a passenger. Go figure.
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Old 14th Mar 2019, 08:27
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Nine sectors 8 May 1982

Just checked back and can claim nine sectors - it would have been eight but for an unserviceable BCAL 1-11 resulting in my GLA-LGW flight dropping into MAN to cover a MAN-LGW service.

LHR-GLA G-AWYZ Trident 3
GLA-INV-KOI-LSI-KOI-INV-GLA G-AOYM Viscount V806
GLA-MAN-LGW G-AYOP Bac 1-11 Series 530

What would I give now to enjoy a flight again on those three aircraft types . plus the VC-10 and Concorde of course!

The Viscount flights marked the last day of operation of a BA Viscount and I can still remember us skimming by the Old Man of Hoy at cliff top height on a beautiful sunny afternoon. It clearly whetted my appetite for last BA flights as since then I have managed the Trident 3 flying MAN-LHR (31 December 1985) when a simultaneous landing with another BA Trident 3 occurred at LHR - officially the MAN-LHR flight landed one second after the AMS-LHR charter flight. Boeing 757 EDI-LHR (30 October 2010). Boeing 737-400 TRN-LGW (30 September 2015) and more recently Boeing 767-300 LCA-LHR (25 November 2018).
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 04:36
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I can't recall exactly but I used to do a lot in the US ages ago. Not so many sectors in a day in Asia but I'd guess 6 in a day being the limit. In terms of a number of flights in a year I did ~80 one year but I was younger and loved it. Now I'd rather do far fewer trips & I wish I could afford to travel at the front...
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Old 15th Mar 2019, 19:25
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This doesn't quite match up to the best of you, but I seem to remember when my grandparents went to New Zealand they went something like this...

Out: LHR - SFO - PPT - (AKL?) - CHC
Back: CHC - PER- (SIN?) - BOM - LHR

This was with Air New Zealand using a 747-200. Somehow I think this took more than 24 hours.

I may be slightly off on the stops though. This was 35+ years ago and I was a wee bairn at the time...

Personally the best I've done is LHR - CDG - ORY (ground transport) - RUN or CHC - AKL - LAX - LHR. The last one took WAY more than 24hrs because the stupid idiot travel agent booked me onto a 10am tranfer from CHC to AKL for a flight that didn't leave until 22:00...
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 08:19
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Originally Posted by RoyHudd View Post
Not so long ago, on an A330, MAN-NCL-EDI-GLA-PIK-GLA-EDI-NCL-MAN. Took about 9 hours, all full-stop landings. Admittedly I am a qualified A330 pilot, but on that day I never sat in either seat, therefore technically a passenger. Go figure.
That is class, GLA-PIK is seriously short haul for the 332, I'm assuming that model as a UK based airline....
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Old 16th Mar 2019, 08:21
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Originally Posted by GAXLN View Post
Just checked back and can claim nine sectors - it would have been eight but for an unserviceable BCAL 1-11 resulting in my GLA-LGW flight dropping into MAN to cover a MAN-LGW service.

LHR-GLA G-AWYZ Trident 3
GLA-INV-KOI-LSI-KOI-INV-GLA G-AOYM Viscount V806
GLA-MAN-LGW G-AYOP Bac 1-11 Series 530

What would I give now to enjoy a flight again on those three aircraft types . plus the VC-10 and Concorde of course!

The Viscount flights marked the last day of operation of a BA Viscount and I can still remember us skimming by the Old Man of Hoy at cliff top height on a beautiful sunny afternoon. It clearly whetted my appetite for last BA flights as since then I have managed the Trident 3 flying MAN-LHR (31 December 1985) when a simultaneous landing with another BA Trident 3 occurred at LHR - officially the MAN-LHR flight landed one second after the AMS-LHR charter flight. Boeing 757 EDI-LHR (30 October 2010). Boeing 737-400 TRN-LGW (30 September 2015) and more recently Boeing 767-300 LCA-LHR (25 November 2018).
Fantastic array of aircraft, the only one I missed was the Trident.... Managed a Viscount but 700 series by Janus, Coventry to Beauvais.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 15:43
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Originally Posted by Cymmon View Post
That is class, GLA-PIK is seriously short haul for the 332, I'm assuming that model as a UK based airline....
Thanks. I was Safety Pilot on the jump seat while 4 newly-minted 330 guys did 2 sectors each, following their sim conversions. They were all excellent.
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Old 31st Mar 2019, 18:47
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Two memorable trips: Las Vegas-Los Angeles-London-Edinburgh and Ankara-Istanbul-London -Edinburgh. Both exhausting.
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Old 1st Apr 2019, 03:49
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TPA-BGR-LGW (seated in a rear toilet because the flight and all jumpseats were full), 2 hours in LGW, then LGW/LAX during which the crew asked me to assist overpowering a troublesome pax.

or:

MAN/LCA/MAN/LTN/LCA/LTN/MAN (escorting football supporters from north of the border) and then a crew bus MAN/CWL, all I can remember about the crew bus journey was the empty beer cans rolling around the floor!
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Old 6th Apr 2019, 21:18
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1960 ( I think) In a Britannia.. Bahrein, Kuwait, Bagdad, Damascus, Athens, Rome, London..

I was travelling in First and the pilot banked when going around Mont Blanc to give the passengers a better view, unfortunately this caused most of the breakfasts to slide onto the deck. The bollocking the Senior Stewardess gave the Pilot was worth listening to!!
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 03:37
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My first trip to Houston in 1971, three months after arriving in Calgary.

A Western Airlines 732 (or possibly a 720) - Calgary, Great Falls, Billings, Denver and then a Trans Texas (known as Tinkertoy Airlines or Tree Top Airlines) DC-9-10 - Denver, San Antonio, Houston. A long day.

Years later, leaving Houston on a Continental DC-10, there was a company DC-10 at the adjacent gate, going to Los Angeles, Honolulu, Fiji, Auckland, Sydney, Melbourne. I'm glad I was just going to Denver.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 03:59
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Mt Isa - Brisbane - Sydney - Christchurch - Dunedin - Invercargill

All the more memorable because of the temperatures on departure - landing

44 deg C - 34 - 24 - 14 - ?? - 4 deg C
I remember standing OUTSIDE Invercargill terminal waiting for the tractor drawn baggage trolley and damned near destroying my luggage so I could get to some warm clothing.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 11:32
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Back in my road warrior / mileage-running days I once found myself with a oneworld Explorer ticket that was going to go to waste unless I used it, so, without leaving any airport en route I flew:

HKG-YVR-JFK-YVR-DFW-ANC-DFW-ORD-LAX-LHR-CAI-LHR--HEL

(links are to the 3 part trip report on Flyertalk)

OK, not possible in one day - it was 108 hours of elapsed time and 32660 miles. Fortunately it was in a mixture of J & F.
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Old 8th Apr 2019, 17:14
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Back in the day and including Caribbean Island hoppers and Gulf air F27 flights in the 70s
LHR-Cyprus Addis Ababa Khartoum Seychelles.
HKG- Rangoon-Calcutta Rome LHR
BDA-JFK-MIA- San Juan -St Martin-Antigua
Montserrat-Antigua- St Lucia-Barbados -JFK-BDA
Doha-Bahrain -Amman -Istanbul AMS
Muscat-Dubai-Doha-Bahrein.

Longest distance in a 24 hours maybe plus a couple

EWR- DEN United DC8 -30, DEN- SFO United DC8-50 -SFO-LHR BA 747-200, as you might imagine that was not really planned, I was going home from Dallas but due to a family bereavement my colleague could not make the Denver meeting he but not I was due to go to had a sudden bereavement so I made good use of the time difference across the states leaving EWR at about 7 am getting to Denver around 0930, meeting and a quick lunch Denver to SFO arriving about 4pm for a flight about 6pm to London arriving early afternoon. I wouldnt fancy doing that at my age now. and security would have made it unlikely as well.
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Old 15th Apr 2019, 15:46
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Not quite in one day, but a single trip without time outside an airport.... MEX-IAH-MIA-LHR-KBV-AMS-FCO.

Long story, But not as long as the bag tag on my suitcase. And yes, it made it

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