26 Responses

  1. Eugene
    Eugene at |

    IST-GRU on Turkish then back to North America would make that map look even nicer.

  2. Pete
    Pete at |

    JNB-IST (then take a bus over to Asia)

    There … 5 flights touching all 6 habitable continents

  3. caveman
    caveman at |

    How do you color code your route on gcmap.com?

  4. Pete
    Pete at |

    i think JFK-SCL-SYD-BKK-CAI-LHR-JFK probably has less total travel time, but it’s 1 extra flight.

  5. Pete
    Pete at |

    JFK-SCL-SYD-DXB-CAI-FCO-JFK is probably even shorter.

  6. Saverocity
    Saverocity at |

    What a waste of flights. You might as well fly back and forth to Vancouver a dozen times.

    Get out there!

  7. Aptraveler
    Aptraveler at |

    The IST-IAH arrives around 6PM and either IAH-CCS or IAH-BOG leave around 11PM. Then AV244 BOG-JFK arriving at 10PM! Just a thought.

  8. Joey
    Joey at |

    will you be stepping out of the airport at all of these stops?

  9. phill gold
    phill gold at |

    hiw did you pack for this? what type of bag?
    i’m doing a big mileage run, for me at least, today, and had a tough time using an easy bag for running throught 5 airports in one day and yet still be able to hold a change of clothes for a bussiness meeting i scheduled in the middle

  10. Rami
    Rami at |

    You must be paying a lot for the one way from JNB to IST to JFK?

  11. Eugene
    Eugene at |

    @Seth: Yes lots of points but a cool line 🙂

  12. Mikus33
    Mikus33 at |

    How long are you spending in Doha? If you feel like a meetup with a reader in Doha, let me know. Just moved here a few weeks ago, but would love to grab dinner or something if you’re interested.

  13. Caesar
    Caesar at |

    Pretty pointless really unless you’re just after adding lines to your flightmemory or stamps to your passport. I enjoy a nice flight in business as much as the next man but ultimately it’s all about the destination for me…

  14. Levy Flight
    Levy Flight at |

    I have a very similar route next month, 6 continents in 3 weeks.

  15. Kris Ziel
    Kris Ziel at |

    I’ve got 4 continents in four days later this year – LHR, SIN, SYD, DEN (and a half dozen airports in between). I thought that was impressive, but it does’t have anything on this (awesome) monstrosity.

  16. Jorge
    Jorge at |

    Wow, what a way to visit places!

  17. JDW
    JDW at |

    Welcome to Doha! I’m a reader based in this fine city. If you have a few hours on layover tonight, and can pry yourself away from the Premium Terminal, I’d be happy to take you for Shisha 🙂

    @mikus33, you too!

  18. Mikus33
    Mikus33 at |

    JDW, I’m up for a meetup tonight or some other time. Feel free to email me at mikus33@yahoo.com.

  19. Ron Mexico
    Ron Mexico at |

    I’m of the opinion that the inside of an airplane, as well as the view of the earth outside it, is pretty much the same from each continent. But, enjoy it nonetheless!

  20. Joey
    Joey at |

    I’d be curious how you pack for something like this.

  21. Andrew
    Andrew at |

    Kudos to packing into one backpack!

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  23. Oscar
    Oscar at |

    Please don’t go to CCS…

  24. The Global Traveller
    The Global Traveller at |

    If you count NZ as a continent, then I touched 6 continents within 2.5 days on a trip last year, just because I could.