Stirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 19 Posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5594 times:
Back in the Nineties, UA had DC-10s flying COS-DEN, a distance of some 67 miles.
This flight was not a tag to another flight, as the flight number began in COS and terminated in Denver. This was at a time when W7 was siphoning passengers out of DEN with assinine fares. (SJC-COS $169 r/t)
I would think this would have to be the shortest scheduled Widebody flight of all time. 24 minutes.
However, the point of this topic is so you can prove me wrong.
I apologize if this topic has already been discussed, I'm new in town!
Dl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11454 posts, RR: 72
Reply 3, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 15 hours ago) and read 5524 times:
Sonickid You know, if a guy joins 14 days ago and wants to start a discussion that you already have participated in, then just go to another thread and let others who may not have seen it talk about it. Try to avoid seeming like a jerk with that response.
Stirling, that has my example beat to heck. I was going to say Shannon to Dublin on DL back when they had L-1011's on the route. It was around 100 miles as the crow (or Lockheed flies).
MAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 34349 posts, RR: 70
Reply 9, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 5378 times:
While this topic is discussed to death, there are two newer kids on the block. LTU now flies RSW-MIA (104mi) and Eurofly now flies MIA-FPO (112mi). They are both part of triangular routings (DUS-RSW-MIA-DUS and MXP-MIA-FPO-MXP, respectively).
EAL727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5263 times:
As noted earlier in this topic, Eastern once flew an L-1011 the 35 miles between FLL and MIA. I flew this routing one time in the mid-1980's, and the TriStar had all of 8 passengers on board. It is now nothing but a very fond memory.
Rdu777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5196 times:
Maybe I'm just not understanding this, but could someone point out why you would take a non-stop flight to a destination within 75 miles (if that is where the flight stops and doesn't continue to another place), when you could drive there. I know in some cases driving would take almost as long, and in others there may not be any easy direct routes to the destination, but for some of these routes just seem like they wouldn't be needed. But I know, if the airline feels starting such a flight will work than I'm all for it.
RogerThat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 7 months 2 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3780 times:
AA flew the DC-10 and 767 between DFW and AUS as recently as the early to mid 90's. You spent more time taxing than flying. Nowadays, I just as soon drive it. Car trips under 3 hours come close to beating the plane.