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Has anyone had a direct flight from Cape Town to Australia?

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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 06:55 PM
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Now Cape Town and cities in southern Australia, or even New Zealand should be a short flight on a globular map.

Yet it never happens like that.

Or am I wrong?
Has anybody had a straight flight (virtually a straight line) from Cape Town (or even South America) to Australia or New Zealand?

Far, but not that far on the globe.

Instead they always first fly to Dubai or a similar destination.
Almost like the earth was a flat circle, rather than a globe.

Why, to pick up people?
All that fuel?

Well maybe, but does it make sense?




posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 06:58 PM
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yes, good idea man....

but we need to confirm a real person here on a thread.....I'd be interested....of course youtube has em sayin it's 12 hours....or 14

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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:05 PM
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Has anybody ever flown the shortest points on the globular map directly?

That should be Cape Town straight to Australia in a line across the ocean.

Maybe it happened in the past (?), but I've certainly never heard of it recently.

Why not?

It's the quickest route on the globe.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:06 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

So, how many passengers would want to hop on a jet from South Africa to say Perth in Australia.

If there were enough passengers to make the flight viable, then flights would be put in place.

There is just not the demand for even a once a day flight.

That is why! Demand is not there.

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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:11 PM
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I dont know if that is the evidence you are looking for to prove flat earth dude. There are all sorts of cities that dont have direct flights to places even closer than what you offer, and the reason for that has nothing to do with the three or two dimensional shape of the planet.

I wish you the best of luck on your quest though, pack a lunch and bring a water bottle and your towel though because its going to be a long one at this rate.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:12 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Flat earth anyone?



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:14 PM
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a reply to: pheonix358

Yeah, put them on a Mid-East sausage grinder first, to weed out all the weirdos!


But how must I go from one human rights country to visit somebody in another without first stopping of in a homophobic sh*thole (as far as I'm concerned).

Why must I go to the Mid-East?

Is it 100 percent necessary?
I don't even want to land there!

I want to fly from Cape Town directly to Sydney!
Why can't I?

I don't wanna stop in any Islamist backwater.
But I must!
They don't want me, I don't want them.
Oh, but I'm sure it costs loads extra which goes to them and ultimately trickles to terrorists.
Why?
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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:21 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Have you ever seen a plane on the distant horizon flying left to right or vice versa? If you have or anyone has for that matter, I'd like to see it.

To me, planes look like they're traveling vertically on the distant horizon, and every time I see it I am sure I am seeing travel within a sphere.




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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:34 PM
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Surely they could offer occasional flights (I'd pay extra) from Cape Town to Sydney (or close).

Simplest thing on the map.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:43 PM
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So tell me, why does nobody fly from Cape Town to Sydney as the crow flies?

OK. it doesn't exactly, but a lot more than first stopping in the Mid-East.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:46 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

Sometimes they aren't direct because of goverment regulations. Some aren't direct because the logistical algorithms plotting air travel indicate its too costly to offer a direct flight. Some flights don't sell well and they certainly aren't going to fly planes without it earning them money.

If it were only so easy as to have all the things we wished for... life would be grand!



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:51 PM
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a reply to: ttobban

Fair enough, you gave "maybe" reasons.

Not convinced however.

I think there's either a monitory or geographical reason.

Neither of which make me particularly comfortable.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:53 PM
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(I'd pay extra)


So an aircraft seats 250 people ... and only 50 seats are sold, will you pay 5 times the price?

Even if you say yes, would the other 49 pay the extra.

You can't fly near empty jets around ... the airline would go broke very quickly.

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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:56 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

There are flight paths that involve a great curve which is more than a 7 degree dip in south latitude.
Shortest flight to Australia from South Africa is over 5000 miles.

Is this one of those weird ATS Shakespeare questions?
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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 07:59 PM
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Qantas flies direct from Johannesburg to Sydney and v.v.

Check flightaware for flight Qantas flight #64. In flight now, showing a trip of about 11.5 hours.

Flight path doesn't show a straight line but a great circle route.

Here's a link: flightaware.com...


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posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 08:02 PM
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originally posted by: halfoldman
So tell me, why does nobody fly from Cape Town to Sydney as the crow flies?

OK. it doesn't exactly, but a lot more than first stopping in the Mid-East.


Here is why




posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 08:06 PM
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a reply to: halfoldman

there are flights :

johanasburg [ RSA ] > perth [ australia ]

DIRECT

i shall await your response to this fact

airline routing is NOT a conspiracy

for instance - here in the UK

there are no direct flights from any airport to borispil [ kievv - ukraine ] - EVERYTHING goes via schipol [ amsternam ] or paris


but there are flights from 2 UK airports - to moscow [ russia ] DIRECT

its all a question of passenger numbers

you simpply happen to live in a country with low travel rates to asustralia - get over it



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 08:14 PM
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a reply to: EmmanuelGoldstein

why do you ignore :

johannasburg [ RSA ] > perth [australia ] direct ?

using your flat earth cultist map - it SHOULD be impossible for the aircraft that fly it every day

OOOPS



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 08:18 PM
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Thanks people!

As long as I don't have stop in some place that I absolutely never want to set foot in.
Thanks all.



posted on Jan, 18 2018 @ 08:24 PM
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But let's face it, it's not a common thing.
Most flights divert and zig-zag horribly around the "globe".
I leave the conspiracy open.
Not so sure myself.

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