02/02/2020: Palindrome Date Day 2020 – The History Of Flight 2

by Kerwin McKenzie on February 2, 2020

The History Of Flight 2 On Palindrome Date Day 2020

 

 

No matter where you are in the world and how you write the date, it’s the same today, 02/02/2020.

Its also a palindrome date. None of us alive now will be around when this happens again.

As homage to the 2s, let’s talk about flight 2.

Flight 2 started with PanAm in 1947. They were the first to do round the world  flights and Flight 2 is the Eastbound flight, Flight 1, Westbound.

Back then, it took 14 days to fly 22, 170 miles, making several stops. Boy, would I love to do that. We should recreate it with today’s airplanes.

At one point, they used the DC-4 and the Connie to complete the journey.

Read more at https://jpbtransconsulting.com/tag/pan-am-round-the-world-flight/.

 

Where we are today

 

Today, the Airbus A350-900 ULR flies the world’s longest flight in 18.5 hours or so from Newark to Singapore. It’s operated by Singapore Airlines as SQ21 Eastbound. 

Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 ULR Singapore Airlines Airbus A350-900 ULR

Is anyone flying on a Flight 2 today or have ever flown on a flight numbered 2?

 

Airlines Operating Flight 2s Worldwide

 

Here are some examples:
AA2 – LAX to JFK
AC2 – HND to YYZ
AM2 – MAD to MEX
AS2 – SEA to DCA
AV2 – BQN to MIA
AY2 – LAX to HEL
BA2 – JFK to LCY
B62 – FLL to JFK
CI2 – TPE to HNL
D72 – KIX to KUL
DE2 – HAM to HRG
DL2 – LHR to JFK
EK2 – LHR to DXB
EY2 – FRA to AUH
G42 – LAS to ATW
HA2 – HNL to LAX
JL2 – HND to SFO
KE2 – HNL to NRT to ICN
LA2 – PNT to SCL
LH2 – FRA to HAM
MH2 – KUL to LHR
NH2 – NRT to IAD
NZ2 – AKL to LAX to LHR
QF2 – SIN to SYD
QR2 – LHR to DOH
SK2 -ARN to LLA
SQ2 – SIN to HKG to SFO
TR2 – SIN to SYD
UA2 – SIN to SFO and HNL to SFO
WS2 – LGW to YYC [not scheduled today]
VA2 – LAX to SYD
VS2 – EWR to LHR

 

 

Do you have any examples?

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