Bucket List Challenge - Tracking Thread

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137. Moldova

The next destination on the list is a country located in Eastern Europe, Moldova! This stunning little country sandwiched between Ukraine and Romania is not only absolutely stunning, but also extremely cheap for tourists once in Moldova! With many reasons people go to Moldova, there is really something for everyone and 0 chance anyone could get bored! Moldova is home to the worlds largest wine collection with miles of underground tunnels housing bottles of the Moldovan wine. But while many automatically think of Italy, France and Spain for wine, maybe you should start to think of Moldova with a deep wealth of vineyards and wine making history starting to grow in the country! However, if wine is not really your thing you can also visit the Valea Morilor Park, enjoy the views and history of the Tighina Fortress or take in the architecture of the Triumphal Arch. But it is really not possible to get bored! Because Moldova does not have any scheduled domestic flights we will only be able to fly to the capital of Chișinău instead of do a domestic flight. So pack your bags and bring your wine glasses, because we are heading to Moldova!

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Istanbul Airport - Chișinău International Airport
Return: Chișinău International Airport - Istanbul Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Istanbul Airport (LTFM)

Aircraft: Turkish Airlines B777-300ER
Flight Number: Turkish Airlines 71 / TK71
Departure Time: 1345 Zulu/ 2145 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal 1 Main Gate W42
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 38,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 35R
Estimated Flight Time: 10 Hours and 39 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 11 Hours and 21 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong Bound for Istanbul

Cruising Past the Northern Turkish Coast

Surprisingly Buttery Given the Strong Crosswinds & Gusts

Parked Up in Istanbul

Istanbul Airport (LTFM) - Chișinău International Airport (LUKK)

Aircraft: Turkish Airlines A321
Flight Number: Turkish Airlines 269 / TK269
Departure Time: 0235 Zulu/ 1035 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal Contact Apron Concourse D Gate D15
Runway of Departure: 18
Cruise Altitude: 31,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 26
Estimated Flight Time: 1 Hour and 17 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 9 Minutes

Departing Istanbul Bound for Moldova

Climbing Out Past the Turkish North Coast

Cruising Over the Romanian Coast

Butter on Arrival in Chișinău

Chișinău International Airport (LUKK) - Istanbul Airport (LTFM)

Aircraft: Turkish Airlines A321
Flight Number: Turkish Airlines 270 / TK270
Departure Time: 0415 Zulu/ 1215 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Stand 14
Runway of Departure: 27
Cruise Altitude: 32,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 35R
Estimated Flight Time: 1 Hour and 17 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 12 Minutes

Departing Moldova Back to Istanbul

Cruising Back Along the Romanian Coast

Absolute Butter from the Little A321

Parked Up in Istanbul After our Short Hop

Istanbul Airport (LTFM) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Turkish Airlines B777-300ER
Flight Number: Turkish Airlines 70 / TK70
Departure Time: 0115 Zulu/ 0915 HKT
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal Contact Apron Concourse B Gate B10
Runway of Departure: 35R
Cruise Altitude: 37,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 07L
Estimated Flight Time: 10 Hours and 39 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 8 Hours and 39 Minutes

Departing Istanbul Back to Hong Kong

Cruising Over the Mountains of Northern China

Absolute Butter on Arrival in Hong Kong

Parked Up in Hong Kong After our Eastern European Adventure

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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Update

Do not worry, I have not forgotten about this challenge! I am waiting for the new update with the A380 as the next destination is 4 flights on the A380. So what better way to welcome the new update than with that!

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138. Glasgow

The next destination on the list is a city located in the South of Scotland, Glasgow! A city that is perceived by many as rough and a little sketchy, but I would beg to differ! For a city that offers both vibrant lights and colours on a night with the modern architecture it possesses, there is a surprising amount of architecture that can still be from as far back as the 18th century! While in Glasgow, it would be criminal to not head to your local pub for a pint of Tennents and a plate of Haggis, Neeps & Tatties, but if you are someone who much prefers to walk around and look at the sights, then there is 3 things you absolutely cannot miss. The perfect day to Glasgow is never complete without a visiting the Glasgow Cathedral, the Glasgow Botanic Gardens and doing the Tennents Brewery Tour! But there is a special shoutout to anyone who has been on the internet recently, because not only is Glasgow the home of some beasutiful architecture, it is home to the one and only Willy Wonka Experience! Given the experience sells the entire city, so what are you waiting for? Pack your bags and do not forget your yard glass, because we are heading to Scotland!

Outbound: Hong Kong Intertnational Airport - Dubai International Airport - Glasgow Airport
Return: Glasgow Airport - Dubai International Airport - Hong Kong Intertnational Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Dubai International Airport (OMDB)

Aircraft: Emirates A380-800
Flight Number: Emirates 381 / EK381
Departure Time: 0230 Zulu/ 1030 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal 1 Main Gate N64
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 36,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 12L
Estimated Flight Time: 7 Hours and 52 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 7 Hours and 55 Minutes

Departing on My First Flight Using the New A380!

The New A380 Cruising Past the Himalayas is a Stunning Sight!

Buttering the Bread in Dubai

Parked Up in a Busy Dubai

Dubai International Airport (OMDB) - Glasgow Airport (EGPF)

Aircraft: Emirates A380-800
Flight Number: Emirates 27 / EK27
Departure Time: 0540 Zulu/ 1340 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Concourse A Gate D04
Runway of Departure: 12R
Cruise Altitude: 36,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 05
Estimated Flight Time: 7 Hours and 46 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 7 Hours and 30 Minutes

Departing Dubai with a Nice Variation of Aircraft

Enjoying the View of the Alps as we Cruise Through Europe

Making Landfall in the UK as we Begin our Descent into Glasgow

Butter on Arrival in Scotland

Glasgow Airport (EGPF) - Dubai International Airport (OMDB)

Aircraft: Emirates A380-800
Flight Number: Emirates 28 / EK28
Departure Time: 2300 Zulu/ 0700 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 06A
Runway of Departure: 23
Cruise Altitude: 35,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 30L
Estimated Flight Time: 7 Hours and 46 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 6 Hours and 45 Minutes

Departing Glasgow Bound for the Middle East

Cruising Over the Turkish Coast

Seconds from Touchdown in the UAE

Parked Up in Dubai After our Medium Haul Hop

Dubai International Airport (OMDB) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Emirates A380-800
Flight Number: Emirates 380 / EK380
Departure Time: 0615 Zulu/ 1415 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Concourse A Gate D02
Runway of Departure: 12R
Cruise Altitude: 35,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 25R
Estimated Flight Time: 7 Hours and 52 Minutes
Actual Flight Time 6 Hours and 30 Minutes

Departing Dubai Bound for Hong Kong

Cruising Past the Himalayan Mountains

Butter on Arrival in Hong Kong

Parked Up After a Long Trip Back from Glasgow

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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139. Krabi

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After a short hiatus for other projects, WE ARE BACK! The next destination on the list is a city located in the South of Thailand, Krabi! Some want a cultural getaway to see the temples and enjoy good food, some want a relaxing beach getaway and some even want an adventure holiday like today is the last day alive. Well, why not all 3? Whether it is seeing elephants at the Krabi Elephant Sanctuary, relaxing at Ao Nang Beach or jet skiing round Ko Poda, there is limitless possibilites in this golden sand paradise! However, we cannot talk about any Thai destination without mentioning the amazing food that is on offer in this stunning country! There is flavours for all palates, whether you crave spicy and go for a Pad Thai or a Phat Kaphrao, or crave something full of flavour like a Massaman Curry, any palate. So pack your bags and make sure to bring your sunglasses, becaause we are heading to sunny Thailand!

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Don Mueang International Airport - Krabi International Airport
Return: Krabi International Airport - Don Mueang International Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Don Mueang International Airport (VTBD)

Aircraft: Air Asia A320
Flight Number: Thai AirAsia 505/ FD 505
Departure Time: 1130 Zulu/ 1930 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal 1 Midfield Concourse Gate D207
Runway of Departure: 25L
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 03L
Estimated Flight Time: 2 Hours and 36 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 2 Hours and 18 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong Bound for Thailand

Cruising Past the Sunny North Coast of Hainan

Crossing the Border of Mountains Seperating Laos and Vietnam

Absolute Butter in Front of the Tower

Don Mueang International Airport (VTBD) - Krabi International Airport (VTSG)

Aircraft: Air Asia A320
Flight Number: Thai AirAsia 3221/ FD 3221
Departure Time: 1120 Zulu/ 1920 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 34
Runway of Departure: 21R
Cruise Altitude: 34,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 32
Estimated Flight Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 2 Minutes

Departing the Capital Bound for Krabi

Cruising Along the South Eastern Thai Coast

Descending Past the Mountains into Krabi

Touchdown in Krabi

Krabi International Airport (VTSG) - Don Mueang International Airport (VTBD)

Aircraft: Air Asia A320
Flight Number: Thai AirAsia 3230/ FD 3230
Departure Time: 0615 Zulu/ 1415 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 4
Runway of Departure: 14
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 03L
Estimated Flight Time: 1 Hour and 20 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 1 Hour and 5 Minutes

Departing Krabi Back to the Capital

Climbing Out Over the Beautiful Scenery of Southern Thailand

Cruising Over the Islands

Butter in Front of the Tower Once More

Don Mueang International Airport (VTBD) - Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH)

Aircraft: Air Asia A320
Flight Number: Thai AirAsia 500/ FD 500
Departure Time: 1230 Zulu/ 2030 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Gate 36
Runway of Departure: 21R
Cruise Altitude: 33,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.78
Expected Arrival Runway: 07L
Estimated Flight Time: 2 Hours and 36 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 2 Hours and 22 Minutes

Departing Bangkok Bound for Hong Kong

Passing Over the Vietnamese Coast

Butter on Arrival in Hong Kong

Parked Up After our South East Asian Adventure

Thank you to all who watched this destination take flight!

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It’s definitely been a while since I did InfiniteX spotting…

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It definitely has, thank you for the spot!

140. Funchal

The next destination on the list is one that many aviation enthusiasts will be familiar with! Located in the Portuguese Archipelago off the West Coast of Morocco, Funchal! This city is known by many to house Madeira airport, an airport that is beloved by many aviation enthusiasts, however, there is more to Funchal than just that! The capital of the Madeira archipelago holds secrets that can only be told by walking the streets and experiencing the culture. Many consider Port Wine to be the best fortified wine in Portugal, and while it is more well known, Madeira Wine gives it a run for it money with a slightly more sour and complex flavour profile! If you are not travelling to try the wine you can also try checking out the Funchal Cathedral, boasting some stunning Gothic and Romanesque styles of architecture. But no matter what you do in Funchal, you are sure to have some fun! So pack your bags and make sure to bring your hiking boots, because we are heading to the stunning Madeira Archipelago.

Outbound: Hong Kong International Airport - Manchester Airport - Madeira Airport
Return; Madeira Airport - Manchester Airport - Hong Kong International Airport

Hong Kong International Airport (VHHH) - Manchester Airport (EGCC)

Aircraft: Cathay Pacific A350-900
Flight Number: Cathay Pacific 259/ CX 259
Departure Time: 2040 Zulu/ 0440 HKT (Departed)
Server: Expert Server
Gate of Departure: Terminal 1 Main gate W42
Runway of Departure: 07R
Cruise Altitude: 38,000ft
Cruise Speed: Mach 0.85
Expected Arrival Runway: 23R
Estimated Flight Time:12 Hours and 29 Minutes
Actual Flight Time: 11 Hours and 55 Minutes

Departing Hong Kong in Front of Another European Bound Flight

Cruising Over the Islands of Denmark

Touchdown in the UK for the First Time in a While

Parked Up in Manchester

Please feel free to join us on the first leg of this journey!

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