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Routes flown changing one letter origin -> destination

Old Aug 27, 19, 5:44 am
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Something more exotic:
GOJ-GOI (charter flight)

also:
KNH-KHH

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Old Aug 27, 19, 7:20 am
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Originally Posted by mecabq View Post
Not only a one-letter difference, but only one position in the alphabet.

SZX - SYX is the only other such example cited here. Any more?
I've actually logged a route where the origin and destination were in alphabetical order.

In 2014, I flew MCO-MCN-ATL on Silver Airways. I wanted to log Macon before it lost its air service.

I thought I would be the only through passenger on the flight, but I was surprised that most of the passengers who boarded in MCO stayed on board all the way to ATL.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 8:31 am
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MQL-MEL is the only one that I've flown.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 9:07 am
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Originally Posted by AMflier View Post
Was ORD to ORY ever a common route?
Air France served it via Montreal in the early 1960s and nonstop in the late 1960s
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Old Aug 27, 19, 9:09 am
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Originally Posted by phillychuck View Post
No one put
PHL-PHX ...
except for the individual who started the thread ...
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Old Aug 27, 19, 10:59 am
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In terms of nonstops, Iíve done IAD-IAH (UA) in the past and MCO-MCI (DL) and PHX-PDX (US). Canít think of others whereís itís been a nonstop, otherwise maybe 7-10 MCI-MCO r/tís over the years on AA or UA.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 12:58 pm
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I've done GRO-GRX, IND-IAD and, if that counts too, BOG-BGA / BGA-BOG half a dozen times.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 2:32 pm
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Yes, MCI MCO is possible.

Maybe it should be another thread, but what about routes between cities of the same name? For example Melbourne, Florida (MLB) to Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
San Jose, CA (SJC) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
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Old Aug 27, 19, 4:19 pm
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Originally Posted by timg11 View Post
Maybe it should be another thread, but what about routes between cities of the same name? For example Melbourne, Florida (MLB) to Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
San Jose, CA (SJC) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
That would open up a lot of options:

Sydney to Sydney
YQY to SYD
https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/JA_D...-Cape_Breton-7

Manchester to Manchester
MHT to MAN

Birmingham to Birmingham
BHM to BHX

many many Springfields

etc.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 5:53 pm
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I actually flew SLC to SCL.
What a mess they made of the luggage since SLC was actually a connection from another city. Wise and clever folks changed the tags back and forth several times.
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Old Aug 27, 19, 7:37 pm
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Originally Posted by timg11 View Post
Yes, MCI MCO is possible.

Maybe it should be another thread, but what about routes between cities of the same name? For example Melbourne, Florida (MLB) to Melbourne, Australia (MEL)
San Jose, CA (SJC) to San Jose, Costa Rica (SJO)
Canada has lots of cities with shared names. No direct flights, but possible to get there with 1 connection

YXU to LHR/LGW/STN
YGK to KIN
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Old Aug 28, 19, 3:36 am
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ADA - ADB

I flew ADA - ADB 2 years ago with Sunexpress.
I din't realize the alphabetical order until it was printed on my boarding pass
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Old Aug 28, 19, 7:32 am
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I can't recall going through any destinations like that, but tomorrow I'm scheduled to fly IAD-SLC-SJC.
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Old Aug 28, 19, 2:45 pm
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For me:
CGK-HKG (CX) I know the letters are out of order, so maybe this wouldn't fit the bill.
DTW-DFW (AA & DL)
LAS-LAX (AA & DL)
MSP-MSY (DL)
SLC-SJC (DL)
Does OAK-OKC count? Did that a while back (late 80's maybe) on WN. It was not a NS, but was direct (same flight #). Connected in PHX IIRC.

I think that's it for me...
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Old Aug 29, 19, 8:50 am
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Sadly, I think I've only done LAS-LAX and IAD-IAH that everyone has done. If I can count connections and use ticketing points, I have done TYO-YTO...but I think that's a different game.

EDIT: I forgot I did NYC(EWR)-YYC on AC...got op-up based on UA*G!

So what's the furthest distances possible on a commercial flight? The easy ones in my mental database were:
DXB-DUB 3682mi (EK)
HNL-HND 3854mi (NH/HA)
CDG-CVG 4155mi (DL) *ADDED*

And after an hour of searching, I found:
DEL-MEL 6322mi (AI)

Last edited by wh6cto; Aug 29, 19 at 2:01 pm Reason: Added NYC-YYC, CDG-CVG
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