Suggested Routes // Archive


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Here you will find suggested routes, ranging from short to long hauls, which include a recommended aircraft, carrier, speed, altitude, and route. We will also feature a route chosen by Flying Development Studio each month which will help you explore the world!


FDS Route of the Month
  • Departure Location: Mumbai International (VABB)

  • Destination: Kai Tak Airport (VHXX)

  • Distance: 2,601NM

  • Flight Time: 4hr 51min

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: British Airways DC-10

  • Altitude: FL350

  • Speed: M.83

  • Route: VABB OPAKA RRP CEA LLP KMG NNG 22E13 CH KL VHXX
    Note: Proceed visually per the chart on a heading of 045º following CH.


Short Haul

30 minutes - 1.5 hours


Long Beach Airport (KLGB) to Sacramento International (KSMF)
  • Departure Location: Long Beach Airport (KLGB)

  • Destination: Sacramento International (KSMF)

  • Distance: 351NM

  • Flight Time: 1hr

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Southwest Airlines B737-700

  • Altitude: FL400

  • Speed: M.78

  • Route: KLGB ADORE AJAYE ROM GIFME KSMF


Bologna Airport (LIPE) to Bari Palese Macchie Airport (LIBD)
  • Departure Location: Bologna Airport (LIPE)

  • Destination: Bari Palese Macchie Airport (LIBD)

  • Distance: 320NM

  • Flight Time: 1hr

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Ryanair B737-800

  • Altitude: FL330

  • Speed: M.78

  • Route: LIPE FOL RIM PES VICTR LIBD


Nelson Airport (NZNS) to Paraparaumu Airport (NZPP)
  • Departure Location: Nelson Airport (NZNS)

  • Destination: Paraparaumu Airport (NZPP)

  • Distance: 98NM

  • Flight Time: 1hr

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Sounds Air C208

  • Altitude: 9,000ft

  • Speed: 150kts

  • Route: NZNS HAVTO NZWN NZPP
    Note: Turnaround at NZWN, then direct NZPP.


Medium Haul

1.5 - 6 hours


Mc Chord AFB (KTCM) to Shaw AFB (KSSC)
  • Departure Location: Mc Chord AFB (KTCM)

  • Destination: Shaw AFB (KSSC)

  • Distance: 2,166NM

  • Flight Time: 3hr 45min

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: F16

  • Altitude: FL350

  • Speed: M.95

  • Route: KTCM OGD BRK VNN SUG KSSC

Important: Aerial Refueling Required. Recommend KC10 support out of Hill AFB or Colorado Springs.


Portland International (KPDX) to Kona International (PHKO)
  • Departure Location: Portland International (KPDX)

  • Destination: Kona International (PHKO)

  • Distance: 2500NM

  • Flight Time: 5hr 45min

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Alaska Air B737-800

  • Altitude: FL340

  • Speed: M.81

  • Route: KPDX LOATH HQM WIDEN APACK UPP PHKO


Istanbul International (LTFJ) to Amman International (OJAI)
  • Departure Location: Istanbul International (LTFJ)

  • Destination: Amman International (OJAI)

  • Distance: 800NM

  • Flight Time: 2hr

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Turkish Airlines A321

  • Altitude: FL370

  • Speed: M.78

  • Route: LTFJ YAA KFK PHA GALIM MDB07 OJAI


Long Haul

6+ hours


Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (EHAM) to Sint Maarten Princess Juliana International (TNCM)
  • Departure Location: Amsterdam Schiphol Airport (EHAM)

  • Destination: Sint Maarten Princess Juliana International (TNCM)

  • Distance: 4,398NM

  • Flight Time: 8hr 30min

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: KLM MD-11

  • Altitude: FL320

  • Speed: M.85

  • Route: EHAM RTM BHD OBIKE PJM90 PJM07 TNCM


Frankfurt Airport (EDDF) to Mexico City International (MMMX)
  • Departure Location: Frankfurt Airport (EDDF)

  • Destination: Mexico City International (MMMX)

  • Distance: 6,200NM

  • Flight Time: 12hrs

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Lufthansa B747-800

  • Altitude: FL320

  • Speed: M.85

  • Route: EDDF NTM DAP YQX CVE CWK REX TMN SLM MMMX


Dubai International (OMDB) to Fort Lauderdale International (KFLL)
  • Departure Location: Dubai International (OMDB)

  • Destination: Fort Lauderdale International (KFLL)

  • Distance: 7,093NM

  • Flight Time: 15hr 15mins

  • Suggested Aircraft and Livery: Emirates B777-200LR

  • Altitude: FL300

  • Speed: M.85

  • Route: OMDB NADUT SRJ YZD TRN GYD WGD PSK CAE SVN BEENO OMN VVMAX KFLL


Looking for more routes? Check out our archive of suggested routes:


Detailed Flight Plans: Over 500 FPLs (From SimBrief, FlightAware, NaviGraph, and SkyVector)
MD-11, DC-10 routes.
Global Route Database / Giving you Ideas for your Next Global Flight! / First Short Haul Route Added!
ROUTES LONG ROUTES or something to give me XP
Ultra long haul, long haul, medium haul and short haul flights
Any Good 9-10hr Flights?
Route Requests
Routes help
Suggested Routes
Route suggestions
Help me!
Suggestions Flights
Suggestions on flights?
Route suggestions
Route Suggestion.
Favourite trans-Atlantic flight(s) in Infinite Flight
#2

#3

If you haven’t already, check out our previously featured routes. The Archive will grow by the month as we add these scenic, iconic, and breathtaking routes!


#4

Thank you so much, Tyler, for your dedication to this community. I will definitely be flying a few of these routes.


#5

I’ll definitely have to try the Kai Tak and St Maarten routes. I’ve been slacking on flying to these airports, so I’ve finally got motivation to do so! Thanks!


#6

Thanks i’ll have to fly some more of these!!


#7

You’re very welcome! Feel free to post your pictures here and let me know what you think. It’s always fun sharing these routes as you find those gems of a flight.


#8

Nice routes. Probably will fly the Turkish route on Sunday when it gets ATC coverage on Expert.


#9

Glad Kai Tak is in here! It hasn’t got much attention recently. Let’s go! 👍🏻✈️😊


#10

It’s always a pleasure to have these suggested routes handy. Appreciate the list

Just one qualm I had: Do you have any plans on posting a list of routes using realistic flight plans? (SIDs/STARs) I have flown some of the routes posted previously, but I had to edit it slightly so it follows realistic procedures.

As someone who takes this simulator very seriously (I’m sure others do as well), I think we should encourage pilots to create and use realistic flight plans. That can easily be jumpstarted with these suggested routes since this is probably the first place people come to when they don’t know any good routes to fly.

I understand though that it may be tedious to create elaborate and realistic flight plans for these many routes (commercial routes, at least). I just wanted to, however, bring this idea to the table as I think it’ll slightly improve the overall simulation experience.

Just my two cents. 🤘


#11

Appreciate the realism and feedback but when these are created weeks and months in advance I simply can’t know the runway in use for the day you choose to fly them.

For this reason I keep the routes generic. ALL fixes are the actual fixes from the real life filed route. The only thing excluded is the SID/STAR. I feel I’ve provided a great deal of information, leaving some level of responsibility on the pilot to make their route more or less advanced.

Maybe eventually I’ll add one full route for each category, but I’d rather these be “plug and play” for those that don’t want to be bothered with more planning.


#12

Personally, I love flying these! Great work!


#13

Can’t wait to try out “FDS Route of the Month” ;)


#14

Kai Tak is (was) my home airport!


#15

Thanks for your response to my concern. I’m glad a lot of preparation goes into these routes. I appreciate the team’s constant dedication.

I look forward to see an advanced/realistic flight plan in one of the future Suggested Routes topics. I also hope to see a future tutorial discussing advanced flight planning and flying techniques to encourage more Infinite Flight pilots to use them.

Appreciate your time. Take care now. :)


#16

How could such a short route have such a long flight time??


#17

Done this route before, definitely liked it. I was at FLL spotting once and got to witness an Emirates 777-200LR land from OMDB.


#18

Great routes there Tyler! Thanks for selecting all these different routes for us to try out!


#19

Well, depends on if you follow the speed requirements or not? I think that is why some flights like KLAX-PHNL are like 4-5 hours for some people


#20

I forgot a 0. Fixed! 🙃

Thankfully I don’t work for NASA