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(Yahoo)   Longer Cold War airline routes are back: London to Tokyo via Alaska   (finance.yahoo.com) divider line
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2269 clicks; posted to Politics » on 13 Mar 2022 at 11:05 PM (28 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-03-13 9:14:37 PM  
Smart move. We don't need more tragedies like KAL 007.
 
2022-03-13 11:11:56 PM  
These longer routes will burn more fuel, releasing even more GHGs.
I wonder if fewer people will choose to fly, with longer routes and presumably higher ticket prices, and they'll abandon some of these flights...?
 
2022-03-13 11:14:10 PM  

AirForceVet: Smart move. We don't need more tragedies like KAL 007.


Or MH17.
 
2022-03-13 11:14:59 PM  
Finally an excuse to get drunk over the North Pole!
 
2022-03-13 11:15:44 PM  
Some FoxNews hosts are about to be very upset.

Well, stay very upset with the next asinine complaint of the day.
 
2022-03-13 11:17:03 PM  

AirForceVet: Smart move. We don't need more tragedies like KAL 007.


Or like Malaysia Airlines 17.
 
2022-03-13 11:17:31 PM  

Kalyco Jack: AirForceVet: Smart move. We don't need more tragedies like KAL 007.

Or MH17.


GODDAMMITSOMUCH!
 
2022-03-13 11:18:50 PM  
Why Anchorage is America's Most OP City
Youtube UMNfagIz0hs
 
2022-03-13 11:19:05 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Finally an excuse to get drunk over the North Pole!


You needed an excuse?

Lightweight.
 
2022-03-13 11:24:31 PM  

Kalyco Jack: AirForceVet: Smart move. We don't need more tragedies like KAL 007.

Or MH17.


or Iran Air 655
 
2022-03-13 11:25:08 PM  
🎵  Proud to be an American, where at least I know I don't have to fly over Russia to get anywhere 🎵
 
2022-03-13 11:25:39 PM  
 
2022-03-13 11:26:19 PM  
Anchorage had lost a ton of fees when they lost all that layover business near the end of Cold War.

But they have become a pretty busy for cargo since then. I'm sure they'll welcome the return of the passenger flight fees.
 
2022-03-13 11:26:35 PM  

Kalyco Jack: Finally an excuse to get drunk over the North Pole!


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Eh, I've gotten drunk in North Pole.  It's nothing to write home about.
 
2022-03-13 11:52:15 PM  

Summoner101: Kalyco Jack: Finally an excuse to get drunk over the North Pole!

You needed an excuse?

Lightweight.


I lacked the ride to the North Pole.
 
2022-03-14 12:03:06 AM  

HempHead: Kalyco Jack: AirForceVet: Smart move. We don't need more tragedies like KAL 007.

Or MH17.

or Iran Air 655


Or Oceanic 815
 
2022-03-14 12:03:28 AM  
Many, if not most, of my pre-Covid flights to Asia went over at least Kamchatka. As things start to open up again, I'm guessing that there will be a lot of PDX-NRT first-leg flights to my other destinations.

/At least I know where the good ramen places are in both terminals.
 
2022-03-14 12:07:32 AM  

kyleaugustus: These longer routes will burn more fuel, releasing even more GHGs.
I wonder if fewer people will choose to fly, with longer routes and presumably higher ticket prices, and they'll abandon some of these flights...?


I bet you're a blast at parties.
 
2022-03-14 12:09:42 AM  
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2022-03-14 12:10:42 AM  
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"I can see the Cold War from my house!"
 
2022-03-14 12:12:59 AM  

The_Sponge: kyleaugustus: These longer routes will burn more fuel, releasing even more GHGs.
I wonder if fewer people will choose to fly, with longer routes and presumably higher ticket prices, and they'll abandon some of these flights...?

I bet you're a blast at parties.


I enjoy living on a habitable planet.  It's kind of a hobby.
 
2022-03-14 12:14:05 AM  
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"As Putin rears his head and comes into the air space of the United States of America, where do they go? It's Alaska."
 
2022-03-14 12:14:53 AM  
Many of the very long flights that are being rerouted aren't that much longer.  Part of route planning is having places to put down were you can get parts flown in and the passengers out.  They have to take into account that countries might just close their airports like post 9/11.
 
2022-03-14 12:15:50 AM  
I had to stare at that map for a minute. Looks like they're  flying from Singapore to Tokyo.
 
2022-03-14 12:22:24 AM  
So, how will republicans fly to their Motherland on the fourth of July?
 
2022-03-14 12:22:34 AM  

kyleaugustus: The_Sponge: kyleaugustus: These longer routes will burn more fuel, releasing even more GHGs.
I wonder if fewer people will choose to fly, with longer routes and presumably higher ticket prices, and they'll abandon some of these flights...?

I bet you're a blast at parties.

I enjoy living on a habitable planet.  It's kind of a hobby.


Let me guess...you also criticize people who fly in first/business class because the carbon footprint is more...yes yes?

https://www.businessinsider.com/flying-first-class-bad-for-the-environment-2013-6#:~:text=First%2Dclass%20air%20passengers%20have,to%20'green'%20their%20operations.
 
2022-03-14 12:26:41 AM  

Kalyco Jack: Finally an excuse to get drunk over the North Pole!


You don't need an excuse. None of us does.
 
2022-03-14 12:31:51 AM  

Night Train to Wakanda: Kalyco Jack: Finally an excuse to get drunk over the North Pole!

You don't need an excuse. None of us does.


You damn right.

I've had two flights on Emirates where we came somewhat close to the North Pole....but I enjoyed a lot of drinks just because they were included in the ticket price.
 
2022-03-14 12:37:34 AM  

kyleaugustus: These longer routes will burn more fuel, releasing even more GHGs.
I wonder if fewer people will choose to fly, with longer routes and presumably higher ticket prices, and they'll abandon some of these flights...?


Knowing humans, they'll overbook them because they're expensive and the world is ending due to climate change anyway.
 
2022-03-14 12:38:49 AM  

kyleaugustus: These longer routes will burn more fuel, releasing even more GHGs.
I wonder if fewer people will choose to fly, with longer routes and presumably higher ticket prices, and they'll abandon some of these flights...?


Nah, they'll just drive more.
 
2022-03-14 12:39:17 AM  

HighOnCraic: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1132]

"I can see the Cold War from my house!"


Do you have a larger version of this?
 
2022-03-14 12:42:04 AM  
I'm old enough to remember doing air raid drills in school as well as the monthly test of the municipal air raid siren.

Please tell me we're not going back to that. I'm not crawling under one of those tiny desks again.
 
2022-03-14 12:42:59 AM  
First of all, I'm going Seattle to Amsterdam, so why should I care about London to Tokyo?
Second, if it ends up costing me more than $400 r/t, give that Zylinskyyyy guy a couple billion $ and a house in the Hamptons and let's get on with our important lives.
 
2022-03-14 12:43:51 AM  

DON.MAC: Many of the very long flights that are being rerouted aren't that much longer.  Part of route planning is having places to put down were you can get parts flown in and the passengers out.  They have to take into account that countries might just close their airports like post 9/11.


Plus airliners have much longer ranges than they did 30 years ago. A 777-200LR has a range of 9800 miles.
 
2022-03-14 12:47:07 AM  

SurelyShirley: First of all, I'm going Seattle to Amsterdam, so why should I care about London to Tokyo?
Second, if it ends up costing me more than $400 r/t, give that Zylinskyyyy guy a couple billion $ and a house in the Hamptons and let's get on with our important lives.


Safe travels.

/Probably won't go back to Europe until 2024.
//World Hockey Championship in Czech Republic.
///Prague and Ostrava.
 
2022-03-14 12:49:04 AM  

foo monkey: HighOnCraic: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1132]

"I can see the Cold War from my house!"

Do you have a larger version of this?


Here's the original:

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2022-03-14 12:50:16 AM  

foo monkey: HighOnCraic: [upload.wikimedia.org image 850x1132]

"I can see the Cold War from my house!"

Do you have a larger version of this?


I can see the Cold War from my house!
 
2022-03-14 12:51:02 AM  

maxheck: DON.MAC: Many of the very long flights that are being rerouted aren't that much longer.  Part of route planning is having places to put down were you can get parts flown in and the passengers out.  They have to take into account that countries might just close their airports like post 9/11.

Plus airliners have much longer ranges than they did 30 years ago. A 777-200LR has a range of 9800 miles.


So what do you use for long haul?
Fark user imageView Full Size

/just asking questions
 
2022-03-14 12:55:32 AM  

The_Sponge: SurelyShirley: First of all, I'm going Seattle to Amsterdam, so why should I care about London to Tokyo?
Second, if it ends up costing me more than $400 r/t, give that Zylinskyyyy guy a couple billion $ and a house in the Hamptons and let's get on with our important lives.

Safe travels.

/Probably won't go back to Europe until 2024.
//World Hockey Championship in Czech Republic.
///Prague and Ostrava.


I visited the old country last December for family emergency. Not going back until any of this is done with.
$400 r/t non-stop (SEA/SFO to AMS/CPH/FRA) is still my cut-off.
 
2022-03-14 1:10:08 AM  
A quick check of flightradar24 confirms many flights over roosia right now. Most are red flagged carriers or red flag friendly.
 
2022-03-14 2:06:44 AM  
Yeah, this will benefit UAE (Dubai and Abu Dhabi) airports along with Emirates and Etihad.
 
2022-03-14 2:43:02 AM  

Mad-n-FL: So, how will republicans fly to their Motherland on the fourth of July?


I hear Air Serbia still flies there. Not to mention trains from Helsinki.
 
2022-03-14 2:43:45 AM  
I lived in Anchorage for (so far) the majority of my life. One of my pastimes was hanging out at the end of one of the runways at night when the Asian cargo heavies were inbound. Some of them ... had fun with the approach.

One winter the strobe light at the end was bent down in the direction of the runway and there were tire tracks in the snow around it about B747 wheelspan apart.
 
2022-03-14 4:07:09 AM  
I see that the climate change implications have been covered.

But it is ok. I don't imagine there will be much of a demand for flights from China to Europe in the next century. No big deal, right?

Hey everybody!

Who screwed the world up more, Putin or Trump?

I think we might have a new winner, but it is close.
 
2022-03-14 8:44:41 AM  
I did Frankfurt to Alaska to Tokyo back in the day.  Kinda brutal, but I got to see the sun rise in the west as we flew over the arctic, so that was cool.
 
2022-03-14 10:11:35 PM  

thisisyourbrainonFark: Great read:

https://medium.com/s/story/the-long-way-round-the-plane-that-accidentally-circumnavigated-the-world-c04ca734c6bb


That is an awesome tale.  Thanks for posting it.
 
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