Usair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2 Posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 4408 times:
WN: I believe RSW-MCO but not quite sure.
US: I think they do PHL-BWI with a 737 once or twice a day.
AA: Maybe SJU-STT with the 757.
NW:DTW-Saiganaw with DC-9 or MEM-BNA with A320 series.
Burnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7923 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 4398 times:
Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1): MEM-BNA is nowhere near either of those at 200mi. Also, as of recent it's a DC9, not A319/320, and it's run on weekends only.
Its two daily CRJ's and a 319 Then in the summer it goes back to 3 daily DC9's
Quoting Transpac787 (Reply 1): These are incorrect. DTW-MBS is quite short, at only 98mi, but NW runs a "triangle" Hawaii route with it's 753's....SEA-OGG-KOA-SEA. The OGG-KOA part is only 90mi as quoted by NW, or 84mi by GCM.
And thats not the shortest either, MSP-RST is only 76 miles. But the actual NW winner is DTW-FNT at 55 miles.
LHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 4 months 2 weeks 2 days 8 hours ago) and read 4290 times:
Quoting KristPort (Reply 3): That has always surprised me, and it's even on an A319!
Is there really that much connecting traffic on the route?
in some cases yes. I remember days where my family flew FNT-DTW-MCO just to knock 200 dollars off of our tickets. It's a great way to get an additional 500 frequent flier miles into your WorldPerks account (mileage run!), yet the flight is not really much to write home about. Basically you begin to descend only 15 minutes after take-off.
I don't know if this is the shortest or not, but CMH-CVG is shorter at 116 miles. It's one mainline a day (the rest is regional jets) and the equipment used to be a 738 when LAX-CMH still operated, but now it's MD-88 equipment. I believe, like USAIR320 mentioned, that a few years ago there were 752's on the route, too.