KBUR to the world - my world tour!

Re-inspired by IF’s official world tour, I am reviving my KBUR to the World! world tour. I will fully restart instead of picking up where i left off. The route will be similar to the original up until where i left off, but realism is the ultimate goal so if a route no longer exists or a more interesting route presents itself i will take that. I will link the original, now closed topic as well as copy and paste my original post here:

The other day, I decided I am going to fly an IF world tour, starting and ending in KBUR!

My Goals:

-explore all 7 continents… yes, 7!
-be as realistic as possible (down to the gates used, real-world flight plans, etc.)
-hop each major ocean with the shortest possible flight time.

weirdly, I haven’t planned every leg of my route yet, so join me in winging it (no pun intended) around the globe! all legs will be posted in the comments.

PHOTOS

after every leg I will choose 10 to 15 photos and add them to the comment when i finish the leg, and I will add a poll for YOU to select your favorite! When I finish this journey, I will take all of the highest voted photos and have you guys vote for the winner! And I’m traveling all across the world and thought it would be interesting to see where you all thought was the coolest!

OFFICIAL PLANNED ROUTE!!!

this is subject to change and open to suggestion. with that being said, here is the route:

BUR ⇾ PHX 321 nm

PHX ⇾ MEX 1087 nm

MEX ⇾ SJO 1031 nm

SJO ⇾ BOG 678 nm

BOG ⇾ LIM 1014 nm

LIM ⇾ SCL 1324 nm

SCL ⇾ PUQ 1176 nm

PUQ ⇾ UGL 1628 nm

UGL ⇾ NZSP 617 nm

NZSP ⇾ QAT 1247 nm

QAT ⇾ CPT 2694 nm

CPT ⇾ MRU 2226 nm

MRU ⇾ TNR 586 nm

TNR ⇾ JNB 1154 nm

JNB ⇾ WDH 630 nm

WDH ⇾ VFA 540 nm

VFA ⇾ NBO 1197 nm

NBO ⇾ DLA 1665 nm

DLA ⇾ CMN 2006 nm

CMN ⇾ LIS 333 nm

LIS ⇾ BCN 538 nm

BCN ⇾ PMO 543 nm

PMO ⇾ JTR 602 nm

JTR ⇾ TLV 537 nm

TLV ⇾ DXB 1152 nm

DXB ⇾ CMB 1774 nm

CMB ⇾ PEK 2785 nm

PEK ⇾ ICN 488 nm

ICN ⇾ CTS 769 nm

CTS ⇾ FSZ 506 nm

FSZ ⇾ OKA 750 nm

OKA ⇾ HKG 787 nm

HKG ⇾ SGN 804 nm

SGN ⇾ BKK 387 nm

BKK ⇾ SIN 761 nm

SIN ⇾ CGK 474 nm

CGK ⇾ DPS 531 nm

DPS ⇾ PER 1387 nm

PER ⇾ ADL 1145 nm

ADL ⇾ HBA 632 nm

HBA ⇾ SYD 560 nm

SYD ⇾ HTI 822 nm

HTI ⇾ BNE 478 nm

BNE ⇾ AKL 1241 nm

AKL ⇾ PPT 2211 nm

PPT ⇾ HNL 2373 nm

HNL ⇾ ANC 2413 nm

ANC ⇾ YVR 1156 nm

YVR ⇾ YEG 438 nm

YEG ⇾ YWG 643 nm

YWG ⇾ YQT 325 nm

YQT ⇾ YTZ 503 nm

YTZ ⇾ BOS 377 nm

BOS ⇾ BDA 671 nm

BDA ⇾ MIA 909 nm

MIA ⇾ NAS 160 nm

NAS ⇾ PLS 347 nm

PLS ⇾ ANU 655 nm

ANU ⇾ SXM 93 nm

SXM ⇾ KIN 782 nm

KIN ⇾ ATL 1025 nm

ATL ⇾ BOI 1597 nm

BOI ⇾ BUR 570 nm

TOTAL DISTANCE: 61,789 nm 😱 (almost 3 trips around the earth)

Great Circle Map
(does not include antarctica)

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Hi there!
I’d recommend switching this to the #live category as it’s an ongoing project.
Best of luck!

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will do. thanks!

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Leg #1

Flight: Southwest 400
Route: KBUR-KPHX
Aircraft: Boeing 737-700
Livery: Southwest - Heart
Flight Time: 1:08
METAR: KPHX 071251Z 00000KT 10SM CLR 07/04 A3013 RMK AO2 SLP199 T00670039
Realism info: This flight is operated 5x a day by southwest, this is the real gate on both ends plus livery

IFOperations Report:

it broke.

Photos:

#1 Pushback from gate A1


#2 Entering RWY 15

#3 Lined up for takeoff

#4 Positive rate, gear up!

#5 cockpit views 😍

#6 Canyons on the way to Phoenix

#7 Window view on short final

#8 -85 FPM touchdown 🧈🧈

#9 Parked at gate D6

#10 Phoenix Airport (ft me!)

Which photo do you like best?

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Looks like you’ve buttered on photo 8

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Leg #2

Flight: American 501
Route: KPHX-MMMX
Aircraft: Airbus A320-200
Livery: American
Flight Time: 2:38
Realism info: This flight is operated 1x daily by american, this is the real gate in phoenix and yesterdays gate in mexico city, plus real livery

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Loading up at gate D6


#2 Sitting after pushback

#3 parallel takeoff with a united 737-900 to KSFO

#4 wing views over north mexico

#5 One of many cockpit-mountain shots to come!

#6 Short final onto RWY 05L in mexico city

#7 Gate view of me slamming it down @ 239fpm

#8 Parked up at Terminal 1 Gate 31

#9 Unloading for our next flight!

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Leg #3

Flight: Costera 656
Route: MMMX-MROC
Aircraft: Embraer E190
Livery: Aeromexico Connect
Flight Time: 2:35
Realism info: This flight is operated 2x daily by aeromexico in a 737-800 as well as 1x daily by aeromexico connect, in this e190. this is the real gate in mexico city and the correct terminal in san jose, plus real livery

IFOperations Report:

Photos:

#1 Loading up at Terminal 2 gate 62

#2 Sitting after pushback

#3 entering RWY 05R

#4 V1, Rotate

#5 Following the TEVO1A departure

#6 Cockpit views near Mexico’s southern border pt.1

#7 Cockpit views near Mexico’s southern border pt.2

#8 -153fpm touchdown into san jose

#9 Unloading for our next flight!

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next leg is done, waiting for votes on leg 3 too post!

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