- Mar 29, 2006
A number of OW carriers offer fifth freedom flights, this link lists intra-Asia ones:
Planning a Trip to Asia? Consider Oneworld Fifth Freedom Asian Routes | Frugal Travel Guy
Might be a nice status run, but none of those flights seem to involve fifth freedom.Funny, both lists missed JL flights. SIN-NRT is bookable online in conjunction with SYD-SIN (QF) and onto JFK via NRT. Nice status run in J. Selecting the 'bad' connections gives you half day & night stay over in SIN as well! Something on my 'To Do' list.
This 5th freedom route looks interesting.
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Fifth freedom also requires that the flight actually connect back to its home country. A standalone flight between two foreign countries would be seventh freedom. SoA fifth freedom flight is one flown between 2 countries by an airline not based in either the origin or destination country (ie the airline is based in a 3rd country), provided the airline has traffic rights. Emirates/Thai flights between Australia and NZ are examples.
usually very cheap, and economy is usually cheaper than LCCs!