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Longest And Shortest Flights Using WB's  
User currently offline747Dreamlifter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4664 times:

Singapore Airlines (SQ) is presently distinquished as having the longest daily commercial flight utilizing A340-541's between SIN and EWR. (# 22 eastbound 18:35 flight time and # 21 westbound 18:45 as posted). It seems that they also have the shortest flight duration of 55 minutes and distance of 185 stat miles between SIN and Malaysia KUL with 772's. Considering that they have 6 flights daily between these points all with Boeing 777, that is significant.

Would it be safe to assume that SQ may also hold the highest flight cycles on 777's in airline service??

Both JL and NH utilizes some 777's between Tokyo (HND) and Osaka (ITM) however they publish their flight times as 1:10/1:05 for this 250 statute mile segment.

Corrections and updates welcomed.

Cheers.

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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1807 posts, RR: 6
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4662 times:

Shortest:

Perhaps DOH-BAH with B744 (BA), A332/A333 (QR), A300/A310 (AI), 763 (GF)

Only 146 kilometers (79 nm) (17 minute flight)! There are more than 13 daily flights between the two nations!



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User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1384 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 4643 times:

DUB-SNN-DUB on EI's A330's on a daily basis, flight time is around 25-30mins, but the flight block is about 50mins if I rememeber correctly.

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User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4636 times:

I guess DOH-BAH might be the winner. But there used to be some pretty short flights in West and Central Africa in the past (some of them still operate):

Sabena flew between Cotonou and Lagos on an A310 in the 90s, which was around 15-20 minutes.

KLM flies between Abuja and Kano on an A330, which is around 30 minutes flying.

A number of airlines flew from Malabo (SSG) to Douala (DLA), KLM and Swissair, which was a very short flight 20 minute flights as well. Does Swiss still fly this route?

Weren't there European airlines hopping from Kinshasa to Brazzaville at one point?


User currently offlinePlaneHunter From Germany, joined Mar 2006, 6714 posts, RR: 78
Reply 4, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4605 times:

Lufthansa starts flying B744s between DXB and AUH again (part of LH627/628) from late October - the distance is only 71.9 miles.


PH



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User currently offlineStylo777 From Germany, joined Feb 2006, 2952 posts, RR: 12
Reply 5, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4596 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 3):
A number of airlines flew from Malabo (SSG) to Douala (DLA), KLM and Swissair, which was a very short flight 20 minute flights as well. Does Swiss still fly this route?

they do! two times weekly ZRH-SSG-DLA and an additional flight to SSG on Sundays.



FRA-MUC is always operated with A300 and even sometimes with A330/340


User currently offlineHummingBird From Jamaica, joined Mar 2007, 3054 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 2 hours ago) and read 4596 times:
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MBJ-KIN-MBJ 11 mins at 13,000ft operated by JM A340-300.


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User currently offlineQatarA340 From Qatar, joined May 2006, 1807 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 6 days 1 hour ago) and read 4479 times:

Quoting PlaneHunter (Reply 4):
Lufthansa starts flying B744s between DXB and AUH again (part of LH627/628) from late October - the distance is only 71.9 miles.

Will LH have rights to carry pax from DXB to AUH? And I thought FRA-AUH stops over in BAH or somewhere else--if Im not mistaken.



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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4337 times:

SABENA at one time operated 747-300 Brazzaville-Kinshasa-----this must be the shortest as the flight only crossed the Congo River!! Anybody has a timetable/schedules of this flight? Info appreciated.
In the US, UA at at one time operated 747 SFO-OAK and PanAm oprated a daily 747-100 SJU-PHL-JFK-FCO RT in 1975!


User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11612 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 4317 times:

Quoting QatarA340 (Reply 7):
Will LH have rights to carry pax from DXB to AUH? And I thought FRA-AUH stops over in BAH or somewhere else--if Im not mistaken.

I don't think so, I tried to book it and no flights were found.


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User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 10, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 4304 times:

KLM uses a A330 on the morning AMS-LHR run.

CX used to have 747 AMS-MAN service as well as a tag on to their HKG flight.

RG did have DC10 service on the AMS-CDG sector till a few years ago.

KL911



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User currently offlineKL577 From Netherlands, joined Oct 2006, 775 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 4185 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 10):
RG did have DC10 service on the AMS-CDG sector till a few years ago.

Wasn't that an MD11? HY operated flights between AMS and CDG as well with an A310.


User currently offlineKL911 From Ireland, joined Jul 2003, 5120 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 4138 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 11):
Wasn't that an MD11?

haha, could be.... At least it had 3 engines...  Smile



Next trip : DUB-AUH-CGK-DPS-KUL-AUH-CDG-ORK :-)
User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11612 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 3972 times:

Quoting KL911 (Reply 12):
Quoting KL577 (Reply 11):
Wasn't that an MD11?

haha, could be.... At least it had 3 engines...

It was an MD-11 most of the time, although occasionally it was a B767-300 or B777-200 - I think that may have depended on the cargo levels as that is what kept RG operating into AMS for so long. I was lucky enough to fly them twice in 2005 on the route, such an amazing experience. The ascent was like an utter rocket, with less than 50 people onboard we climbed out straight up to around 30,000ft, then did exactly the reverse coming back down. Dipped the left wing, spoilers up and nose lowered; upon touching down in CDG the airspeed was apparently 198mph, according to the big screen - totally awesome flight on one of the most beautiful aircraft.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17052 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 3956 times:

Doesn't LH fly from ICN to PUS with the A340 from MUC???? That flight is 183nm, not the shortest but it is a short hop.


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User currently offlineZkpilot From New Zealand, joined Mar 2006, 4805 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3936 times:

NZ flies CHC-AKL with a mixture over the past few years of 763ER, 772ER, 744. 402nm (not the shortest I know, but pretty damn short!)


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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3193 posts, RR: 13
Reply 16, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 3923 times:

While it was during the "good old days" of the airlines, two routes come to mind for me:

SAN-LAX: 109mi, AA DC10
DEN-COS: 73mi, UA DC10


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User currently offlineAustinAirport From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 643 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 3863 times:

Worth Mentioning? AA once used a 767 in the place of a 757 on the DFW-AUS route. I dont know if its worth mentioning but A 767 in AUS!!!! Amazing!  Big grin


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User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17052 posts, RR: 10
Reply 18, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 3858 times:

Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 16):
SAN-LAX: 109mi, AA DC10

That is a really really short hop. Amazing.



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24858 posts, RR: 22
Reply 19, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3847 times:

Quoting KL577 (Reply 3):
Weren't there European airlines hopping from Kinshasa to Brazzaville at one point?



Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 8):
SABENA at one time operated 747-300 Brazzaville-Kinshasa-----this must be the shortest as the flight only crossed the Congo River!! Anybody has a timetable/schedules of this flight? Info appreciated.

UTA definitely operated DC-10-30s on the 14 nm Kinshasa-Brazzaville sector.

I flew on an Eastern A300 MIA-FLL-JFK sometime in the 1980s. The MIA-FLL sector is 18 nm.


User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17052 posts, RR: 10
Reply 20, posted (6 years 9 months 1 week 22 hours ago) and read 3824 times:

Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 19):
UTA definitely operated DC-10-30s on the 14 nm Kinshasa-Brazzaville sector.

Is it really good for airlines to operate widebodies on such a short route.



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User currently offlineTruemanQLD From Australia, joined Feb 2007, 1512 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (6 years 9 months 6 days ago) and read 3786 times:

IIRC QF used to do a 767 SYD-OOL-BNE-SYD and OOL-BNE is about 10-15minutes

User currently offlineUSAirALB From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 3036 posts, RR: 2
Reply 22, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 3772 times:

id say between SYD and Melbourne on UAL or QANTAS


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User currently offlineNG1Fan From Australia, joined Aug 2007, 446 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 9 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3749 times:

What about Swissair? I was on their GVA-ZHR shuttle in 1997 - on an MD-11 (DC-10??) no less.

Flight duration ca. 15 min - don't know the distance.

NG1Fan


User currently offlineDispatchguy From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 1249 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (6 years 9 months 3 days 3 hours ago) and read 3721 times:

Real TWA flew the 747 that became TWA800 in Mar95 LAXLAS as TWA6840. I flew in the upper deck F of that aircraft and my friend (now a NW B747 S/O) flew jumpseat. http://www.myaviation.net/search/pho..._search.php?id=00642546&size=large

Air Wisconsin flew (BAe146, I know not a WB) as a tag-end from GRB-ATW - a total of 6 minutes flight time



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User currently offlineViscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 24858 posts, RR: 22
Reply 25, posted (6 years 9 months 2 days 11 hours ago) and read 3701 times:

Quoting NG1Fan (Reply 23):
What about Swissair? I was on their GVA-ZRH shuttle in 1997 - on an MD-11 (DC-10??) no less.

Flight duration ca. 15 min - don't know the distance.

15 min. GVA-ZRH would be unlikely as it's 125 nm. I fly that sector quite often and the scheduled time is now about 45 minutes but airborne time is usually around 30 minutes on LX A319/320/321s.

In addition to the MD-11, Swissair also operated A310s, DC-10s and 747s on the GVA-ZRH route.


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