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Routes flown changing one letter origin -> destination

Old Aug 19, 19, 8:43 pm
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Routes flown changing one letter origin -> destination

I’m sure you’re familiar with puzzles in which the object is to go from one word to another by changing one letter at a time, such as

CAT -> COT -> COG -> DOG

That got me wondering how many “change one letter” flights FTers have done, and whether anyone has done a multi-flight chain itinerary a la SAN-JAN-JAX.

Personally, I’ve flown

DFW-DTW
ORF-ORD
PHL-PHX
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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:50 pm
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This is perhaps somewhat easier to do in Canada — for instance I have flown YYZ-YYT, in addition to your ORD-ORF.

I also remember turning down a direct MSY-MSP flight option on DL in favor of doing MSY-DEN-MSP on UA...
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Old Aug 19, 19, 8:53 pm
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OMNI Games?

I'll play along.

Oh, this is difficult.

IAH-IAD (Houston Intercontinental to Washington Dulles)
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Old Aug 19, 19, 9:08 pm
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Originally Posted by Toshbaf View Post
OMNI Games?
I considered that, but looking at other threads in TravelBuzz (like What airports have you been to? and Smallest airport? etc.), I figured this was a legit TB topic - it does ask about actual itineraries.
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Old Aug 19, 19, 9:10 pm
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Originally Posted by rowenb View Post
This is perhaps somewhat easier to do in Canada — for instance I have flown YYZ-YYT
Yes, it occurred to me that frequent flyers in Canada would likely have several.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 3:53 am
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I have been trying to go from EAT -> FAT -> FIT, but unfortunately the latter does not have commercial service anymore.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 6:14 am
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LAS—LAX
STT—STX
MCO—MCI (haven’t actually done this, but it’s probably feasible ... Southwest perhaps?)
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Old Aug 20, 19, 6:28 am
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WN has a flight from BNA-SNA with one stop in PHX (Same flight number). Never taken it though.

I have done CLE-CLT

and LAS to LAX
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Old Aug 20, 19, 6:33 am
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DL flies CVG-CDG...
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Old Aug 20, 19, 6:42 am
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I've only done LAS-LAX and ORD-ORF. Surprisingly despite all my United flying, I've never flown IAD-IAH.

Edit: Also done KWA-KSA as listed below.

Edit Again: Did fly IAD-IND once for a medical diversion.

Chris

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Old Aug 20, 19, 7:13 am
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I've done LAS-LAX; can't think of others. However one can fly DXB-DUB most days, SAN to SAT, and MAD-MAN
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Old Aug 20, 19, 10:21 am
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KWA-KSA. Kwajalein to Kosrae, part of UA’s Island Hopper.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 10:27 am
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I've done YYJ-YYC-YYZ a number of times.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 12:37 pm
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Lots of LAX-LAS flights, and looks like I did an IAD-IND long time ago.
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Old Aug 20, 19, 6:51 pm
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I think i did sfo-slo at some point..
sba-sea is a nice one..
Hope to include hnd-hnl in my travels at some point...
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