Fifth Freedom Routes

What is a Fifth Freedom Route?
Wikipedia describes it as “The fifth freedom allows an airline to carry revenue traffic between foreign countries as a part of services connecting the airline’s own country”. For Example: Singapore Air flies from SIN-HKG-SFO. SO HKG – SFO is the Fifth Freedom Route

How are they useful?
They are very useful as it provides us some very interesting routing options with better planes, timings and routing. Sometimes the local airline will have an inferior product as compared to Fifth Freedom Route Airline.

My Personal Favorites?
I have few favorites and I have taken advantage of quite few of them. They are in no chronological or logical order nor it’s a complete list.

1. JFK – MXP (Emirates)
Clocks in at 7h55m (3995 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
JFK_MXP

2. JFK – FRA (Singapore Airlines)
Clocks in at 7h35m (3855 miles) and is served by Airbus A380
JFK_FRA

3. LAX – NRT (Singapore Airlines)
Clocks in at 11h45m (5451 miles) and is served by Airbus A380
LAX_NRT

4. SFO – HKG (Singapore Airlines)
Clocks in at 14h20m (6927 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
SFO_HKG

5. LAX – PPT (Air France)
Clocks in at 8h15m (4095 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-200
LAX_PPT

6. LHR – DXB (Qantas)
Clocks in at 7h05m (3421 miles) and is served by Airbus A380
LHR_DXB

7a. SIN – SYD (British)
Clocks in at 8h45m (3908 miles) and is served by Boeing 777
7b. SIN – SYD (Emirates)
Clocks in at 7h50m (3908 miles) and is served by Airbus A330
SIN_SYD

8. YVR – JFK (Cathay Pacific)
Clocks in at 5h10m (2449 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
YVR_JFK

9. LAX – Cooks Island (Air NewZealand)
Clocks in at 10h0m (4670 miles) and is served by Boeing 767
LAX_RAR

10. IAH – DME (Singapore Airlines)
Clocks in at 10h15m (5936miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
IAH_DME

11. LAX – ICN (Thai)
Clocks in at 12h25m (5994 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
LAX_ICN

12. SIN – MEL (Emirates)
Clocks in at 7h25m (3744 miles) and is served by Airbus A330
SIN_MEL

13. GRU – LAX (Korean Airlines)
Clocks in at 12h30m (6156 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
GRU_LAX

14. LHR – BKK (Eva Air)
Clocks in at 11h30m (5958 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
LHR_BKK

15. AMS – BKK (Eva Air)
Clocks in at 11h0m (5727 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
AMS_BKK

16. LHR – LAX (Air NewZealand)
Clocks in at 11h30m (5456 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
LHR_LAX

17. LAX – NRT (Malaysian Airlines)
Clocks in at 11h45m (5451 miles) and is served by Boeing 777-300ER
LAX_NRT

18. MAD – GRU (Air China)
Clocks in at 12h10m (5192 miles) and is served by Airbus A330
MAD_GRU

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