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Each US Airlines Shortest Route (Mainline Only)?  
User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 3496 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.
UA:???????
AA: Maybe SJU-STT with the 757.
CO:IAH-AUS???? 737
FL: ?????
NW:DTW-Saiganaw with DC-9 or MEM-BNA with A320 series.
B6:?????
F9:??????
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User currently offlineTranspac787 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 1, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3492 times:



Quoting Usair320 (Thread starter):
UA:???????

Used to be DEN-COS run by A319/320, but it's now all UAX. I'd imagine now it's the seasonal DEN-EGE.

Quoting Usair320 (Thread starter):
NW:DTW-Saiganaw with DC-9 or MEM-BNA with A320 series.

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.

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.


User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7545 posts, RR: 8
Reply 2, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3486 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  Wink 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.



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User currently onlineKristPort From United States of America, joined Aug 2007, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3481 times:



Quoting Burnsie28 (Reply 2):
But the actual NW winner is DTW-FNT at 55 miles.

That has always surprised me, and it's even on an A319!

Is there really that much connecting traffic on the route?

-KristPort


User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3479 times:

AS is WRG-PSG, something like 28 miles

User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3171 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3463 times:

I think NW has the greatest number of mainline flights under 250 miles of all US carriers.


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User currently offlineSrbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3460 times:

AirTran: ATL-SAV (214 miles)
Frontier: DEN-SLC (391 miles)
Delta: ATL-BHM (134 miles)


User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 7, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3456 times:

I think B6's shortest route is JFK-BOS.


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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1462 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3449 times:

US has a daily mainline flight between PHX and TUS. This is about 100 miles.

User currently offlineCO777ER From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 691 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 3444 times:

I'd agree with IAH-AUS as being the shortest mainline CO flight. They fly it only with mainline too!

User currently offlineUsair320 From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 23 hours ago) and read 3424 times:

How about NK? before DL had one shorter than 134 nm. It was CVG-CMH with a 737 and 757 and maybe an MD-88 but i'm not quite sure.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 11, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 3406 times:



Quoting Usair320 (Reply 10):
before DL had one shorter than 134 nm. It was CVG-CMH with a 737 and 757 and maybe an MD-88 but i'm not quite sure.

Haven't they also flown mainline on SDF-CVG in the not-so-distant past?



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User currently offlineQXatFAT From Israel, joined Feb 2006, 2404 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 3387 times:

What is G4's shortest route? For some reason I just think FAT-LAS


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User currently offlineLHboyatDTW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 3378 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.


User currently offlineDavid21487 From United States of America, joined Oct 2006, 232 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3376 times:



Quoting Srbmod (Reply 6):
Delta: ATL-BHM (134 miles)

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.



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User currently offlineUnited319 From United States of America, joined Jul 2006, 523 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (6 years 8 months 1 week 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 3374 times:
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Quoting Usair320 (Thread starter):
FL: ?????

ATL-SAV-214mi
ATL-CLT=227mi

Quoting Usair320 (Thread starter):
UA:???????

DEN-EGE (mainline seasonally)=120mi
DEN-HDN (mainline seasonally)=141mi
SFO-RNO (year round mainline)=192mi
OGG-KOA (continuation of flight #3 with a 777)=84mi

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 8):
US has a daily mainline flight between PHX and TUS. This is about 100 miles.

PHL-BWI=90mi
PHX-TUS=110mi



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