Asking ChatGPT where to fly!

Asking ChatGPT for routes to fly



I have been using ChatGPT on my day-to-day life for a while now, mainly to get some help for college assignments I don’t just copy paste it though lol and other general things, and few days ago I saw a post on Reddit where someone asked this AI to plan them a route for Microsoft Flight Simulator given a few preferences. That post got me thinking how could I use it for Infinite Flight and I have found a very unique and interesting way to get ideas from ChatGPT, and I want to share it with the community.

What is ChatGPT?

Some of you might know ChatGPT, some of you may have never heard of it, so to make it simple to understand for everyone, here’s a brief description of this tool:
ChatGPT is an advanced computer program that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) to have conversations with people. It has been trained on a vast amount of written text from various sources, such as books, articles, and websites, to understand and generate human-like responses. By analyzing patterns in the data, ChatGPT can provide helpful and informative answers to a wide range of questions. It’s like having a virtual assistant that can engage in natural language conversations and provide information on different topics. It’s designed to simulate human-like interactions and assist users in finding the information they need. I used ChatGPT to generate this explanation lol

How does this Challenge work?

For this challenge there is a HUB AIRPORT, which I will choose myself, where all the different routes will depart from and come back to. Then, there are the destinations. I ask ChatGPT for an extensive list of some type of destination, for example, scenic places around the world, and I must keep the original list it gives me. If two places are veery close, I will group them in one single destination. Finally, there are the routes to get there from the HUB to the destination, which are also provided by the AI. Basically, I ask it to provide me with a route from HUB to Destination, one by one so that it doesn’t mess up.

HUB Airport

For my HUB airport I have chosen Barcelona-El Prat Airport (BCN/LEBL) in Barcelona, Spain. Here are the main reasons for my choice:

1. I live in Barcelona, so for obvious reasons it was on my radar from the beginning.

2. As of 23.2, Barcelona-El Prat is a 3D Airport in IF. AT LAST

3. Barcelona does not serve as HUB for any full service airline. This means that there aren’t a lot of direct Long Haul flights around the world, so more stopovers will be needed, adding some spice to the routes, and also, there is a lot of interesting airline variety to play with.

4. Barcelona is one of the largest airports in Europe, but it’s eclipsed by the super-HUBs like Heathrow and Schiphol, so it’s one of the many important forgotten airports in IF. I hope this challenge gives it a little bit more visibility and some of you decide to visit it from time to time.

5. Last but not least, Barcelona is a beautiful city, so why not visit it frequently?


Aerial view of Barcelona-El Prat’s Terminal 1 (close one) and Terminal 2 (far one)

First Destinations

The first set of routes includes 40 scenic places and 30 destination airports. ChatGPT gave me the full list of 40 different places around the world, and I saw that some of them were very close together, having the same gateway, so I decided to merge those cases in a single one. Here is a map with all the destinations:

Initial Conversations with ChatGPT

Here I ask it to give me some challenge ideas for the flight simulator:

I really liked the idea of the scenic destinations, so I asked it to give me a long list of those kind of places:

Now that I got the destinations, I had to select the airports, which I did manually because I wanted precision. I tried to find the closest commercial airport to the destination, either big or small, and for the destinations that are regions rather than specific places (such as Hawaii), I’ve tried to include multiple destinations there.


To find the routes from Barcelona to the Destination airport, I’ve asked ChatGPT to give me a full itinerary, including the necessary stopovers. There were cases where it would give me multiple airports to stop on the way, in which case I would ask him to choose only one airport for each bound flight, one for the outbound and a different one for the inbound. As AI is not perfect and it does not have up to date data, sometimes it would give me a route with a multiple stop itinerary where there would be more direct options, for example, on a flight to Calgary, Canada, it suggested I took a one stop itinerary through a major European HUB like Frankfurt or Heathrow, but there are direct flights from Barcelona to Calgary in which case I would take the suggested route for one part of the route and the better one on the other part.

Example of route suggestion

Here I asked ChatGPT for a route from Barcelona to Cape Town, and it suggested multiple stopover options:

Then, I asked if it could provide me with only one option for each part of the route:

For the execution of these flights, I have set a list of rules I must follow:

1. All flights must be flown on regular scheduled commercial flights, by the exact airline and variant. The aircraft model can change from the real one if it doesn’t exist in Infinite Flight or if the livery is only available in another variant. For example, if a real flight is operated by an American B788, I will fly the B789.
2. I must follow the exact itinerary given by ChatGPT, except:

  • There is a direct real flight between two airports given by ChatGPT, in which case I can only change one part of the route, the outbound or the inbound, but not both.
  • ChatGPT continuously gives me non-real routes, such as flights from Europe to Sydney.

3. Once I get to a destination, I must do a sightseeing flight in the Daher TBM-930 from the nearest suitable airport, if the scenic place cannot be seen during approach on the main flight. If this requires additional, longer flights to get closer, Such as for the Grand Canyon, that I have to get there from Las Vegas I must do them in the Challenger 350.

4. I must do all flights in order, I cannot fly, for example, from Oslo to Bergen first and then Barcelona to Oslo.

How will I choose a destination from the list?

That job can also be done by ChatGPT. I will give him the list of remaining destinations and it will select one randomly, and I must fly that one.

And now, time to EXPLORE THE WORLD!


Panoramic view of Barcelona from Tibidabo

Oh, and of course, feel free to join me on any route!


1: Santorini

Conversation with ChatGPT

I provided the AI with the complete list of destinations and it chose Santorini!

Santorini is a captivating Greek island known for its stunning Cycladic architecture, breathtaking caldera views, and legendary sunsets. Perched atop dramatic cliffs, the towns of Fira and Oia offer a maze of charming streets and whitewashed buildings overlooking the Aegean Sea. The island boasts black and red sand beaches, a rich history showcased at the Akrotiri archaeological site, and delectable local cuisine featuring sun-drenched flavors. Santorini promises a truly enchanting experience for visitors seeking beauty, culture, and unforgettable moments.


Outbound Route: Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL) - Santorini Thira National Airport (LGSR)

  • Vueling A320-200

Return Route: Santorini Thira National Airport (LGSR) - Barcelona El Prat Airport (LEBL)

  • Vueling A321-200 Vueling doesn’t fly the A321 on this route but since the livery was just added (and I set the rules and exceptions lol) I will fly it on the A321


First Leg: Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL) - Santorini Thira National Airport (LGSR):

  • Aircraft: Vueling Airbus A320
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 6/6 7:45Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL350
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
  • Estimated Flight Time: 2:50

Taking off with a view of both terminals at the newly reworked Barcelona-El Prat Airport!

Cruising over Greece

Descending over Santorini, what a view!

Parked up at Santorini Thira Airport

Return Route: Santorini Thira National Airport (LGSR) - Barcelona El Prat Airport (LEBL):

  • Aircraft: Vueling Airbus A321
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 6/6 11:15Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL340
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
  • Estimated Flight Time: 2:55

Departing Santorini on the looong A321

Flying over the southern tip of Italy

On final approach with a beautiful view of Barcelona

Parked at the gate at Barcelona


I actually love this idea! Would love to join you at some point when I have a moment if that is okay!

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Yeah of course you can, it would be a pleasure! I think you can guess from where I got the inspiration ;)

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Haha, but you managed to perfect the sloppy execution of the inspiration (so glad I have improved on presentation since the beginning XD)! But seriously super unique idea! Loving it!


Haha I couldn’t just copy your current version, it would be too obvious.

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Nah, you are one of the crew, you have joined us for flights! Go for it if you want!

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I like this look for the map, I will stick to it, at least for a while… oh and thank you for appreciating my few participations

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No worries, always makes me happy when people are able to join! Group flights are always more fun than solo! But you were very professional, so more than happy to have you join again! Fair enough, this design is really nice! Much better than my original haha

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2: Hawaiian Islands

Conversation with ChatGPT

I experimented a bit about the random selection. I asked three times with differents lists and it always picked the same position (the 6th element) of the list. The chance of this happening randomly was 1 in 27000, so basically it wasn’t random. I changed the format of the list, providing ChatGPT with the programming format list = [1, 2, 3], and this time it worked, it was random. This is how it worked:

The Hawaiian Islands are a tropical paradise located in the Pacific Ocean. Comprised of eight main islands, including popular ones such as Oahu, Maui, and Kauai, each island offers its own unique beauty and attractions. Known for their stunning beaches, lush rainforests, and vibrant culture, the Hawaiian Islands are a dream destination for travelers seeking relaxation and natural wonders. From exploring the volcanic landscapes of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park to snorkeling in crystal-clear waters, hiking to breathtaking waterfalls, and experiencing the warm hospitality of the Aloha spirit, the Hawaiian Islands provide an unforgettable escape into paradise.


Outbound Route: Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL) - Los Angeles Int’l Airport (KLAX) - Honolulu Int’l Airport (PHNL)

  • LEBL-KLAX: LEVEL Airbus A330-200 ==> Iberia Airbus A330-300 LEVEL is an Iberia subsidiary, and all their flights are operated by Iberia, they even use IB callsigns on all their flights, and also, sometimes, the planes are Iberia livery, so I think it kind of makes sense to use the Iberia livery here (and on all LEVEL flights

  • KLAX-PHNL: Delta Boeing 767-300

Island Hopping Flight: Honolulu Int’l Airport (PHNL) - Kahului Airport (PHOG)

  • Hawaiian Boeing 717-200

Return Route: Kahului Airport (PHOG) - San Francisco Int’l Airport (KSFO) - Barcelona El Prat Airport (LEBL)

  • PHOG-KSFO: United Boeing 737-800
  • KSFO-LEBL: LEVEL Airbus A330-200 ==> Iberia Airbus A330-300


First Leg: Barcelona El Prat Airport (LEBL) - Los Angeles Int’l Airport (KLAX):

  • Aircraft: Iberia Airbus A330-300
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 9/6 at 20:15Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL320
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.82
  • Estimated Flight Time: 12:20

Lifting off Barcelona for a 12 hour flight

Reaching the Canadian coast after crossing the Atlantic Ocean

Overflying the Grand Canyon!

Buttering the butter machine at LAX

Second Leg: Los Angeles Int’l Airport (KLAX) - Honolulu Int’l Airport (PHNL):

  • Aircraft: Delta Boeing 767-300
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 12/06 at 17:45Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL340
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.80
  • Estimated Flight Time: 5:10

Taking off from the enormous LAX airport

Cruising over the abyssal Pacific Ocean

Approaching O’ahu from the northeast

Parked at the gate at Honolulu after slamming this old boy onto runway 08L

Third Leg: Honolulu Int’l Airport (PHNL) - Kahului Airport (PHOG):

  • Aircraft: Hawaiian Boeing B717-200
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 13/06 at 15:25Z
  • Cruise Altitude: 13,000
  • Cruise Speed: 280 Knots
  • Estimated Flight Time: 0:26

Taking off from Honolulu Int’l in this rare and old metal tube

Leaving O’ahu with this beautiful view

Approaching Kahului with this beautiful view of Maui

Taxiing to the repair hangar for a landing gear change after breaking the runway while landing

Fourth Leg: Kahului Airport (PHOG) - San Francisco International Airport (KSFO):

  • Aircraft: United Boeing 737-800
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 15/06 at 8:15Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL330
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
  • Estimated Flight Time: 4:51

Taking off from Kahului Airport

Saying goodbye to Hawaii with this beautiful view

Finally approaching land after more than 4 hours

Landing on runway 28L at SFO

Fourth Leg: San Francisco International Airport (KSFO) - Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL):

  • Aircraft: Iberia A330-300
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 15/06 at 21:40Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL330
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.82
  • Estimated Flight Time: 11:13

Taking off from SFO at sunset

Beautiful view of San Francisco

Cruising over northwestern Spain

Buttering on runway 07L, finally home


If you would like another one, KTEX, and KEGE provide beautiful views in Colorado that are scenic with mountains!


Thanks for the suggestion, I will fly there on my own, but unfortunately ,for this challenge I only fly to destinations suggested by ChatGPT. If on the next round of destinations it gives me these places I will fly there for the challenge, but right now I can’t do it.


3: Lake Louise and Banff National Park

Conversation with ChatGPT


Situated in the Canadian Rockies, this region is renowned for its stunning turquoise-colored Lake Louise, nestled amidst majestic mountain peaks. The Banff National Park surrounding the lake offers breathtaking vistas, serene alpine landscapes, and abundant wildlife, making it a paradise for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers.


Outbound Route: Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL) - Frankfurt Airport (EDDF) - Calgary Int’l Airport (CYYC)

  • LEBL-EDDF: Lufthansa Airbus A321-200 ==> Lufthansa Airbus A320-200
  • EDDF-CYYC: Air Canada Boeing 787-9

Return Route: Calgary Int’l Airport (CYYC) - Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL)

  • CYYC-LEBL: WestJet Boeing 787-9

ChatGPT suggested me the one-stop itinerary through Frankfurt, but since there are direct flights from Calgary to Barcelona, as per the rules mentioned on the main post, I will return with the non-stop flight.


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First Leg: Barcelona El Prat Airport (LEBL) - Frankfurt Airport (EDDF):

  • Aircraft: Lufthansa A320-200
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 21/06 at 11:20Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL360
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
  • Estimated Flight Time: 1:45

Taking off from Barcelona El Prat

Overflying Nice, France, with a nice view of the beginning of the Alps

Flying over the beautiful Lago di Como near Milan. Did you know some scenes of Star Wars: The attack of the clones were filmed here?

Smashing runway 25L at Frankfurt

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Second Leg: Frankfurt Airport (EDDF) - Calgary Int’l Airport (CYYC):

  • Aircraft: Air Canada Boeing 787-9
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 21/06 at 23:10Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL360
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
  • Estimated Flight Time: 8:50

Lifting off from Frankfurt

Reaching the coast of Greenland

Crossing the 60º parallel north, where the IF terrain becomes normal again

Touchdown at Calgary

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Scenic Route

  • Aircraft: Daher TBM-930
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Cruise Altitude: N/A
  • Cruise Speed: N/A
  • Estimated Flight Time: N/A

Reaching Banff National Park

Getting a closer look at some of its valleys and lakes

Flying by Lake Louise

One last look at the stunning scenery

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Third Leg: Calgary Int’l Airport (CYYC) - Barcelona-El Prat Airport (LEBL)

  • Aircraft: Westjet Boeing 787-9
  • Server: Expert Server
  • Departure Time: 29/06 at 23:20Z
  • Cruise Altitude: FL370
  • Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
  • Estimated Flight Time: 8:50

Taking off from Calgary

Flying over Ireland’s West Coast

What a view of Barcelona on approach!

Touching down at Barcelona, seen from the planespotting “tower”


If you are okay with me flying with you, feel free to tag me everytime :)


same here! just don’t tag me for long hauls


Oh wow, alright I will tag you both then, thanks for the interest lol