Pamplona's bullfights cost $10 to $78

TRAVEL Q&A

June 20, 1993|By New York Times News Service

Q: I am going to Pamplona for the running of the bulls July 6 to 14. Can I buy bullfight tickets in advance?

A: Tickets go on sale at the bullring at 8 p.m. the night before the day of the fights. Prices are $15 to $31 for seats in the shade, calculated at 128 pesetas to the dollar, $12.50 to $25 for seats in the sun and shade and $10 to $18.85 for seats in the sun. Leading hotels buy blocks of tickets and sell them at $39 to $78. Guests should write to the hotel and reserve tickets for a particular day.

Q: Which are the 10 longest nonstop flights on today's air routes?

A: The longest in terms of miles is the New York to Johannesburg. route.

The flight covers 7,967 miles and takes 14 hours and 24 minutes, according to BACK Associates, of Stamford, Conn.

The next longest is the Miami to Cape Town route, a distance of 7,650 miles, covered in 13 hours and 36 minutes.

The top three are completed by Los Angeles to Sydney, 7,489 miles and 14 hours and 30 minutes.

International flights in an easterly direction generally take advantage of the prevailing jet stream and are therefore faster over the same distance as flights in the opposite direction.

For this reason, the nonstop New York to Tokyo flight takes 13 hours and 48 minutes to cover 6,726 miles (putting it 15th in the nonstop table).

The seven others in the top 10 in terms of miles are as follows:

Los Angeles to Hong Kong, 7,230 miles, 15 hours.

Frankfurt to Buenos Aires, 7,137 miles, 13 hours and 36 minutes.

Rome to Buenos Aires, 6,922 miles, 13 hours and 36 minutes.

London (Heathrow Airport) to Buenos Aires, 6,909 miles, 13 hours and 18 minutes.

New York to Osaka, Japan, 6,899 miles, 14 hours and 24 minutes.

San Francisco to Hong Kong, 6,896 miles, 14 hours and 18 minutes.

New York to Seoul, South Korea, 6,875 miles, 15 hours.

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