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  • The Original Nick 115 posts

    Hi All – I’m trying to find out about the Fifth freedom flights that used to operate to Seattle years ago from the UK but I can’t find anything. I am thinking it was over 10 years ago that it used to operate.I think it was via New York or maybe Toronto or Chicago?

    Super Secret Stuff 364 posts

    There’s no chance it being New York or Chicago, that would make it sixth freedom which is illegal in America. Any US to US flights have to be run by a company controlled by a US person or entity if they want to sell tickets. Cargo is slightly different I think (afaik)

    Air Tahiti nui do one to Paris I think

    Alex G 465 posts

    Don’t know about Seattle, but ANZ used to operate 5th Freedom flights from London to LAX.

    ANZ also operated flights between LAX and HNL. I don’t know if these could be booked as stand alone flights or not, or whether they were restricted to PAX starting or ending outside the US. I flew LGW-LAX-HNL with a stopover on the return.

    Lyn 188 posts

    Cathay used to have flights from Vanouver to New York, but I think these continued on to Hong Kong from there, rather than London.

    The real Swiss Tony 700 posts

    We flew LHR-SEA probably 15 yrs ago and it was all non-stop then.

    Going back to the late 90’s, BA I think used to fly LHR-DTW via maybe Montreal, and there was a GLA/BHX-YYZ-JFK flight around the same time (I flew the YYZ-JFK leg in 1997)

    I did however stumble across this which I found fascinating and will waste several hours looking at later
    https://www.vc10.net/Files/BA_1978-1979Timetableno1.pdf

    Alex G 465 posts

    We flew LHR-SEA probably 15 yrs ago and it was all non-stop then.

    Going back to the late 90’s, BA I think used to fly LHR-DTW via maybe Montreal, and there was a GLA/BHX-YYZ-JFK flight around the same time (I flew the YYZ-JFK leg in 1997)

    I did however stumble across this which I found fascinating and will waste several hours looking at later
    https://www.vc10.net/Files/BA_1978-1979Timetableno1.pdf

    LHR to SEA was non stop in the 1970s. Mum flew out to HNL with PanAm and it was non stop to SEA. SEA may have been a technical stop, as I seem to recall she said there was a problem with the aircraft, and it was on the ground in SEA for a long time.

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