List of Fifth Freedom Routes (Part 2)

A couple of weeks ago, I made a post showing some fifth freedom routes around the world. In that post, I explained what a fifth freedom route is, so if you have not heard of those words before, definitely check out that post.

With that out of the way, let’s get started.

Singapore Airlines: Frankfurt – New York

Singapore Airlines runs a once-daily flight between Singapore, Frankfurt and New York’s JFK Airport. If you are planning to book a one way trip on the fifth freedom legs in either direction, due to some economics I will not get into in this post, fifth freedom one way flights are cheaper than regular one way flights when flying between most places in the US and Europe. Therefore, you can enjoy Singapore Airlines’ award winning service for less than the cost of other airlines.

As an added bonus, these flights are run by the carriers’ A380s, arguably the most comfortable plane in the world.

A Singapore Airlines A380 aircraft. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Ethiopian Airlines: Dublin – Los Angeles, Lome – Newark

If you want to experience an African airline on a pretty long flight without stepping foot in Africa, this is arguably the best way to do it. The flight originates in Addis Ababa but refuels in Dublin, where new passengers can board. Best I can tell from FlightRadar24, Ethiopian flies this route on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays.

According to their website, Ethiopian Airlines also operates fifth freedom flights from Addis Ababa to Newark via Lome on Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Sundays.

Both flights utilize Ethiopian’s Boeing 787 aircraft.

Ethiopian Airlines 787. Source: Wikimedia Commons

Emirates: Athens – Newark

On top of the flight mentioned in Part 1, Emirates offers a daily fifth freedom flight from Athens to Newark. The flight originates in Newark, and flights are often cheaper than with their competitors. The Emirate airline operates a Boeing 777-300er on the route.

Emirates 777-300er taking off. Source: Wikimedia Commons

AirAsia X and Scoot: Osaka-Honolulu

Even though the rest of the list is focused on mainland US travelers being able to easily fly the route, the last entry will be a more unknown route. Both AirAsia X and Scoot offer low cost flights from their home airports (Scoot = Singapore, AirAsia X = Kuala Lumpur) to Honolulu via Osaka. However, both carriers are extremely low frills, so check your ticket before booking. Scoot flies a 787 on the route, while AirAsia X flies an A330.

AirAsia X A330. Source: Wikimedia Commons
A Scoot Dreamliner. Source: Wikimedia Commons

That will conclude this article. Sorry that this one is shorter than usual, but I will decide on whether or not I should make a Part 3. Thanks for reading, and stay tuned next week for my final flight review in the current Trip Report series!

[Featured Image by Wikimedia Commons]


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