The Flight with the Worst Routing and Timing Is…

If you ever had to get up at 4:15 am for your quick hop from Boston to Philadelphia and then complained about it, you should stop whining:  I’ve discovered the worst flight in the world.

Togo-based airline Asky just announced circle service from Lome, Togo; to Douala, Cameroon; to Pointe Noire, Republic of Congo; to Brazzaville,  Republic of Congo; to Cotonou, Benin; back to Lome, Togo.

You would not just be skip-hopping across West Africa – that’s not the bad part.  The bad part is that here are the departure times:

1am – 345am (Lome – Douala)
430am – 6:15am (Douala – Pointe Noire)
7am – 7:45am (Pointe Noire – Brazzaville)
8:30am – 11am (Brazzaville – Cotonou)
11:45am – 11:30am (Benin – Lome, you lose an hour)

You are up all night.  You flight stops every 2 hours.  You have quite possibly the worst flight time in history (the 430am from Douala to Pointe Noire).  You could probably write a novel about that one.  If you’re flying from Lome to Brazzaville, you’ve been up all night trying to sleep as the plane takes off and lands a few times.

And at the end, you’re in Brazzaville.

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