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Shortest Widebody Flight  
User currently offlineStirling From Italy, joined Jun 2004, 3943 posts, RR: 21
Posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 5043 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!


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User currently offlineSonicKidatBWI From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (10 years 6 months 14 hours ago) and read 5023 times:

This topic has been discussed A LOT!!! To avoid posting topics that have all ready been discussed just do a "Search". The link is located at the top of the webpage.

User currently offlineCitationJet From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 2469 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (10 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 4978 times:

The search is a wonderful tool. I typed in "shortest widebody" and found the following links.

I would think your answer would be here:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1489341/
This thread had 220 responses.
or
http://www.airliners.net/discussions/general_aviation/read.main/1537820/
This thread had 22 responses.



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User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 3, posted (10 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 4973 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).



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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2379 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (10 years 6 months 13 hours ago) and read 4969 times:

I remember AC had a 744 YOW-YUL for a few months back in 1997.


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User currently offlineDl021 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 11447 posts, RR: 75
Reply 5, posted (10 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 4882 times:

How far is that in NM? Was it a stand alone route or s continuation route?


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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (10 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 4873 times:

SonicKidatBWI, so rude and unwelcoming, shame on you!


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User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 7, posted (10 years 6 months 12 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

and the answer to the question is Swansea (SWS) to cardiff (CWL) on the antonov myria. A little bumpy and i cared not for the IFE


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User currently offlineEALSYS1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 229 posts, RR: 13
Reply 8, posted (10 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 4835 times:

Eastern Airlines had an L1011 fly MIA-FLL I can drive that distance in 20 minutes with no traffic. And I flew on an A300 from MIA-PBI, probably 55 miles. That flight continued on to LGA.

Sam


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33287 posts, RR: 71
Reply 9, posted (10 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 4827 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).


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 56
Reply 10, posted (10 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 4797 times:

Also, think JAPAN.........there are several very short Japanese domestic flights that operate with 744 and other large aircraft.

User currently offlineNWA757 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 172 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (10 years 6 months 11 hours ago) and read 4778 times:

Without a doubt, in Asia there are many airlines operating short-haul domestic routes with the 747.


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User currently offlineEAL727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 4712 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.


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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 33287 posts, RR: 71
Reply 13, posted (10 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

the 35 miles between FLL and MIA

MIA-FLL is 18 miles.



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User currently offlineScottysAir From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 4684 times:

He's right!! It is only for 18 miles to MIA. It very short ride on the car or plane, too.

User currently offlineSquirrel83 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (10 years 6 months 9 hours ago) and read 4654 times:

As long as we are on the subject Again... Not that its a bad subject because there are new things happening every day ~

What about 747-4 BFI - SEA - BFI that would definitly classify a short flight riight?

[Edited 2004-06-27 00:02:33]

User currently offlineRdu777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 221 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (10 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 4645 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.


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User currently offlineVenezuela747 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1429 posts, RR: 5
Reply 17, posted (10 years 6 months 8 hours ago) and read 4638 times:

Seriously if this topic is discussed one more time, I will start my own topic asking when NW DC-9's will be replaced, or why LH doesnt have any PTVs???

Anyways here is a shorts flight by KLM CCS-AUA on a 747 , it was part of the AMS-CCS-AUA flight.

I also remeber when there was a huge shortage of oil in Venezuela, most European airlines used to stop in the Caribbean to fill up the gas tank



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User currently offlineDBCooper From Brazil, joined Jun 2004, 196 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 4532 times:

I have flown STT-STX-MIA on an AA A300; STX landing was required for payload purposes until the STT runway was extended.

I have also flown MBJ-KIN on a JM 340...on a LHR-MBJ-KIN routing.

Also flown SMF-SFO on a UA D10. Got bumped off the nonstop DENSFO and got to visit SMF. Seems to me they should have had the D10 on DEN-SFO and the 72S on DEN-SMF-SFO!

Finally, have been on a PSA L10 from LAX to SAN...on a SFO-LAX-SAN routing.


- DBC


User currently offlineCOEWR2587 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 607 posts, RR: 2
Reply 19, posted (10 years 6 months 4 hours ago) and read 4522 times:

I was devirted to CLE when EWR closed due to weather on a CO 767-200. The flight from CLE to EWR was less than 50 minutes.


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User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5109 posts, RR: 12
Reply 20, posted (10 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4504 times:

Virgin flies their B744 from TAB to GND and back, between LGW. The flight is about 20 minutes.


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User currently offline777ualsfo From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 104 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 6 months 3 hours ago) and read 4499 times:

During the 2000 Silicon Valley boom, UA several times flew 747 LAS-SFO, 55 min to catch up when they were hit by massive weather delays of their shuttle - 737s.

User currently offlinePualani From United States of America, joined May 2004, 301 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (10 years 6 months 2 hours ago) and read 4477 times:

I just worked a PDX-OGG-HNL today on a HA767 with the last segment only 18 mins long...not too sure about the mileage though.


pualani


User currently offlineRogerThat From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 566 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3229 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.

User currently offlineNEXtime From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2004, 81 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 5 months 4 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 3213 times:

Mine was an Aer Lingus Boeing 747-148 EI-ASJ from Shannon to Dublin (many years ago). A very impressive performance with immediate sharp turn after take-off with great views of the Irish countryside.



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25 RogerThat : Also back in AA's DC-10 days, DFW to Memphis was upgraded to a DC-10 on Elvis' birthday to accommodate all the fans going to Graceland to pay tribute
26 Itsjustme : 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 w
27 CougarAviator : Delta L1011 from Honolulu to Maui.
28 KEno : Malaysia Airlines fly from Penang & Langkawi Islands to Kuala Lumpur on 747-400s four times a week - the flights are just under an hour. They are apar
29 Kalakaua : Same as CougarAviator...
30 Vasi : From Zurich to Geneva with a Swiss MD-11, flight continued to LAX.
31 Post contains images MIASkies : Some that I can think off are: AA SJU-SDQ A300-600R (1 hour tops..maybe some minutes) AA SJU-STT A300-600R (20 min flight) AA MIA-PAP A300-600R ( 1 ho
32 MIASkies : Also IB will now be doing: MAD-TENERIFE w/ B744, thats over 2 hours but no more than 3 hours I believe. Very short flight for such a large aircraft. T
33 JGPH1A : My shortest was ZNZ-DAR on a Gulf Air 767-300, en route to MCT - 46 miles, took 12 minutes.
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