Re: longest flight?

From:         kls@ohare.Chicago.COM (Karl Swartz)
Organization: Chicago Software Works, Menlo Park, California
Date:         25 Sep 96 13:40:11 
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>     My wife and my sister-in-law have both flown this JFK-JNB segment
>in both directions (not together) and I believe it stopped in the
>Azores to refuel every time.  Sample size is at least six flights,
>three in each direction, various times of the year.

Are you sure it was the Azores and not Cape Verde?  The Azores are
pretty far north of the shortest path, while the Cape Verde Islands
are right on the money.  (When United planned to fly IAD-JNB, they
were going to stop at Cape Verde -- both ways.)

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