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Flights between 2 airport that no other Flyertalker has ever done

Flights between 2 airport that no other Flyertalker has ever done

Old Sep 3, 2013, 12:34 am
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I think anyone who had a flight in a non-touristy remote country would qualify for this.

Two years ago I had a flight between TBS (Tbilisi, Georgia) and Queen Tamar Airport in Mestia on DHC-300 Twin Otter.

I seriously doubt that anyone else in this forum was on this route despite the fact that this is a regular flight.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 12:45 am
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I'm surprised some enterprising airline doesn't run SJC to TVL anymore. I'd think there are a lot of SV people who'd prefer to fly than drive.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 1:23 am
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NRK-LPI-GOT anyone? Was flown by Skyways in the early 2000s, I took it (and the return) in February 2001.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 1:41 am
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Aomori (AOJ) - Sapporro (CTS) way back in the day.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 1:51 am
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Keflavik, Iceland (KEF) to Accra, Ghana (ACC)
Freetown, Sierra Leone (FNA) to Bridgetown, Barbados (BGI)
Berbera, Somaliland (BBO) to Mogadishu, Somalia (MGQ)

Probably a few more too, but these are the ones that come to mind from recent years.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 3:26 am
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I suspect a few have done these, but they're still pretty obscure.

Exeter (EXT) to Norwich (NWI) - a very unlikely route
Qasiagiannguit (JCH) to Aasiaat (JEG) - Greenlandic seals, narwhals and whales
Penzance (PNZ) to Tresco (TSO) - PNZ is now a supermarket...
London Stansted (STN) to Reims (RHE) - Reims didn't last long as a commercial airport
Paris Roissy (CDG) to Tashkent (TAS) - the AF Dedicate service didn't last long either!
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 5:36 am
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Originally Posted by stut
Paris Roissy (CDG) to Tashkent (TAS) - the AF Dedicate service didn't last long either!
It's weird that only the French call it Roissy. In fact, they insist on calling the airport "Roissy Charles de Gaulle". I know it's in Roissy, but nobody else on the planet inserts the town the airport resides in in the name of the airport. You never hear "Welcome to Jamaica, New York, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport".
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 5:51 am
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Originally Posted by florin
It's weird that only the French call it Roissy. In fact, they insist on calling the airport "Roissy Charles de Gaulle". I know it's in Roissy, but nobody else on the planet inserts the town the airport resides in in the name of the airport. You never hear "Welcome to Jamaica, New York, John Fitzgerald Kennedy Airport".
Sorry, it's a habit I picked up when I lived in Picardy

I guess it comes from regions where people don't generally appreciate airports being named after people (I know I don't). I'd always refer to "Tegel" rather than "Otto Lilienthal", for example, or "Ferihegy" rather than "Liszt Ferenc". But I don't know about "Okecie" vs "Chopin"...
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 5:58 am
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Originally Posted by B747-437B
This does not seem to be a "bookable by all" flight, or was it?

Not sure about the other two you mentioned.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 6:12 am
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Originally Posted by Sjoerd
This does not seem to be a "bookable by all" flight, or was it?
Not strictly speaking, no.

The second one was a charter that was marketed to the public, and the third is a regularly scheduled flight. So those two definitely meet the criteria!
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 8:18 am
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ORF-PHF and PHF-ORF (Norfolk, Virginia and Newport News, Virginia).

Piedmont Airlines, 1986. 23 miles between airports.

I actually bought the ticket for ORF-PHF-ORF, not continuing on to anywhere else. Cost about 50 bucks, I think.

Checkin agent at ORF advised me that it would be cheaper and quicker to rent a car, but then I explained that that wouldn't get me the 2 additional segments I needed for a free ticket promotion! I was the only passenger on the Shorts 330 ORF-PHF.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 8:34 am
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Stockholm to Split, Croatia and return.

Also, Riga Latvia to Bagram Afghanistan and then on to Kandahar. (Maybe that does not really count as I was the pilot on a cargo plane doing a military charter....probably not bookable)

Used to fly the route from SNA-LAX...very short time in the air, I think about 12 minutes...makes for a busy flight.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 8:44 am
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Originally Posted by stut
I suspect a few have done these, but they're still pretty obscure.

Exeter (EXT) to Norwich (NWI) - a very unlikely route
Qasiagiannguit (JCH) to Aasiaat (JEG) - Greenlandic seals, narwhals and whales
Penzance (PNZ) to Tresco (TSO) - PNZ is now a supermarket...
London Stansted (STN) to Reims (RHE) - Reims didn't last long as a commercial airport
Paris Roissy (CDG) to Tashkent (TAS) - the AF Dedicate service didn't last long either!
Never actually done it by plane but did come close once or twice
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 8:52 am
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PUB-DDC-GCK-GBD-HUT

Hint: Follow the ArKANSAS river from Colorado into Kansas.

All on DC-3 aircraft.
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Old Sep 3, 2013, 8:54 am
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Second one:

JNU (Juneau, AK) - SIT (Sitka, AK) on a PBY Catalina
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