Southern Hemisphere – Flat Earth Itinerary (Version 2)

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If you would like to circumnavigate the southern hemisphere, maybe you would like to visit the following destinations:

  • Sydney, Australia (SYD)
  • Santiago, Chile (SCL)
  • Johannesburg, South Africa (JNB)

If you’re a flat earther – someone who believes the earth is round and flat like a pizza – then maybe you would choose something like the itinerary in Fig. 0615.

Fig. C. Around the "flat earth's" "southern hemisphere."
Fig. 0615. Around the “flat earth’s” “southern hemisphere.”

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However, since modern commercial aircraft can “only” fly up to about 19 hours and 10,000 miles (SIN-JFK)*, you would probably have to choose layovers in:

  • Los Angeles (LAX) or San Francisco (SFO)
  • Dakar, Senegal (DKR or DSS) or Lagos, Nigeria (LOS)
  • Delhi, India (DEL)

or nearby airports.

*[https://www.emirates247.com/news/the-longest-flights-in-the-world-2018-10-11-1.674088]

So, your itinerary could look something like this, as an example:

  • SYD
    • SYD-LAX 7488 miles, 15h29m
    • LAX-SCL 5569 miles, 11h38m
  • SCL
    • SCL-LOS 5565 miles, 11h38m
    • LOS-JNB 2803 miles, 6h06m
  • JNB
    • JNB-DEL 4967 miles, 10h26m
    • DEL-SYD 6476 miles, 13h27m
  • Total: 32,868 miles, 68h44m (actual flying time, NOT including the layover and stopover times!)

Airport codes

As you can see, the flights above would really be long-haul. You could split them up into shorter, but more numerous flights, as shown below. You could come up with a different itinerary, but the following is just an example:

Fig. 0156. Flat Earth Itin 12 Stops AZEQ 90n45w
Fig. 0156. Flat Earth Itin 12 Stops AZEQ 90n45w

Airport codes

  • SYD
    • SYD-HNL 5067 miles, 10h38m
    • HNL-LAX 2556 miles, 4h54m
    • LAX-LIM 4167 miles, 8h50m
    • LIM-SCL 1524 miles, 3h33m
  • SCL
    • SCL-BEL 2635 miles, 5h46m
    • BEL-DSS 2417 miles, 5h20m
    • DSS-LOS 1492 miles, 3h29m
    • LOS-JNB 2803 miles, 6h06m
  • JNB
    • JNB-DOH 3862 miles, 8h13m
    • DOH-DEL 1589 miles, 3h41m
    • DEL-CAN 2272 miles, 5h03m
    • CAN-SYD 4664 miles, 9h50m
  • Total: 35,048 miles, 75h23m 68h44m (actual flying time, NOT including the layover and stopover times!)

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