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Shortest City Pair By Jet?  
User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11710 times:

I was idly musing on how a jet would fly (positioning) from LGA to JFK - flight path and speed. Then I remembered my ultra short hops - MBJ to KIN (83 mi), AUA-CUR (74mi) on AA and NLM. This led me to wondering: what is the shortest scheduled commercial jet flight today?

p.s. - any info on LGA-JFK routing also appreciated!

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User currently offlineSoBe From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11704 times:

I have no idea on the shortest but AA and UA fly STT-SJU at 59nm

User currently offlineStillageek From United States of America, joined Jan 2007, 73 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11677 times:

Well starting this fall you can fly DFW-ACT on a ERJ! It's about 89 miles. Saabs do the job right now and I have seen them flying at 4000 feet the whole way there.

User currently offlinePanAm747 From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4242 posts, RR: 8
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11629 times:

ExpressJet's shortest RJ flight used to be SAN-BFL (187 nm), but it is now SAN-SBA (167 nm). But not for much longer...


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User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11572 times:

DAY-CVG at 64 miles, or 55 nm, operated by DL Connection.
LEX-CVG is only slightly longer at 70 miles, or 61 nm.

Both routes are operated by regional jets.


User currently offlinePiskoto From Cyprus, joined Nov 2006, 127 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11558 times:

LCA-PFO / PFO-LCA , 67 Miles operated by A330 and A320

User currently offlinePurpleBox From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 325 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 11514 times:

MUC-NUE - LH CRJ200 - 86 miles but they still serve a hot drink!

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User currently offlineBond007 From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 5408 posts, RR: 8
Reply 7, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11481 times:



Quoting Comorin (Thread starter):
what is the shortest scheduled commercial jet flight today?

Since you didn't mention passenger, it's Fedex (or is it UPS?), OAK-SFO, all of 10 miles.


Jimbo



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User currently offlineComorin From United States of America, joined May 2005, 4896 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11436 times:



Quoting Bond007 (Reply 7):
Quoting Comorin (Thread starter):
what is the shortest scheduled commercial jet flight today?

Since you didn't mention passenger, it's Fedex (or is it UPS?), OAK-SFO, all of 10 miles.


Jimbo

Wow! How fast/high do they fly? I presume the route includes getting into the approach pattern?

Also, any takers on LGA-JFK? I've heard UA has positioning flights ...


User currently offlineSoBe From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 256 posts, RR: 1
Reply 9, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11397 times:



Quoting Comorin (Reply 8):
any takers on LGA-JFK?

Here you go. http://flightaware.com/analysis/route.rvt?origin=klga&destination=kjfk

Click on the flight number and see the flight path.


User currently offlineDutchflyboi From Netherlands, joined Apr 2008, 333 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11344 times:

AMS - BRU on KLM, and they do an inflight service on it!

User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11312 times:



Quoting Bond007 (Reply 7):
Since you didn't mention passenger, it's Fedex (or is it UPS?), OAK-SFO, all of 10 miles.

My parents took that many, many years ago when that was still operated as a passenger route.

Other short routes:
ATL-MCN, at 79 miles, or 69 nm. Operated by DL Connection with RJs as well.


User currently offlineUAL747 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 11271 times:

For mainline aircraft it's gotta be OKC-DFW on the AA MD-80 or OKC-DAL on WN 737. It's 175 and takes about 23-25min. I'm sure there are other RJ routes out there that are shorter.

UAL


User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11186 times:

I would think in the USA, DTW-FNT at 56 miles would be in the running. NW uses everything from RJ's to DC9's to 319's on the route (in addition to Saabs). Toledo is 49, but it appears to be all prop.

User currently offlineB747forever From Sweden, joined May 2007, 17061 posts, RR: 10
Reply 14, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11175 times:



Quoting SoBe (Reply 9):
Here you go. http://flightaware.com/analysis/route.rvt?origin=klga&destination=kjfk

Click on the flight number and see the flight path.

Wow, that routes are just crazy.



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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22863 posts, RR: 20
Reply 15, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11166 times:

Didn't XE fly IAH-EFD at one point? It's all of 25 nm.


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User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11150 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 15):
Didn't XE fly IAH-EFD at one point? It's all of 25 nm.

Actually, CO itself used to fly IAH-HOU with DC9's for a while, of course that was back in the stone age.  Smile


User currently offlineViaggiare From Costa Rica, joined Jan 2007, 2120 posts, RR: 8
Reply 17, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11140 times:

The shortest two I've ever flown were LAX-SAN (109 mi) onboard a Trans World L101 c. 1992, and LIR-SJO (100 mi) onboard a LACSA B732 c. 1998.


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User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22863 posts, RR: 20
Reply 18, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11118 times:



Quoting TN757Flyer (Reply 16):
Actually, CO itself used to fly IAH-HOU with DC9's for a while, of course that was back in the stone age.

 checkmark  and it's even shorter. But if I'm right about XE, it was flown with ERJs, so within the last 5-10 years-- so this isn't even a stone age flight.

IIRC somebody (EA?) flew FLL-MIA with Tristars back in the stone age. That's what I read on here, anyway.



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User currently offlineUK_Dispatcher From United Arab Emirates, joined Dec 2001, 2593 posts, RR: 30
Reply 19, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11101 times:

BAH-DOH with GF/QR
BAH-DMM with GF

Both of these are very short flights - several of the former operated by A330-300s. Not sure of the mileage but very little.


User currently offlineBoston92 From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3390 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11102 times:

OO has one daily CRJ on SBA-LAX, 88 mi.


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User currently offlineTN757Flyer From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 21, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11100 times:



Quoting Cubsrule (Reply 18):
IIRC somebody (EA?) flew FLL-MIA with Tristars back in the stone age. That's what I read on here, anyway.

Oh yeah, lots of those, especially pre-deregulation. I have a 1970 OAG that lists no less than 8 nonstops by National, all 727, between Newport News and Norfolk - 23 miles. Then again fuel was how much back then?


User currently offlineMir From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 21552 posts, RR: 55
Reply 22, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11088 times:

UA (operated by SkyWest) flies DEN-COS: 73 miles.

-Mir



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User currently offlineAVLAirlineFreq From United States of America, joined Jun 2008, 1034 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11081 times:

CLT-GSP is 75 nm on a US RJ.

User currently offlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 22863 posts, RR: 20
Reply 24, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 11079 times:



Quoting TN757Flyer (Reply 21):
Then again fuel was how much back then?

Cheap... and those short hops may have been required to be awarded a more lucrative route (XXX-PHF-ORF).



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25 Goldenshield : You'll also occasionally see anything up to a 757 on that route as well.
26 Ramzi : Can anyone give time estimates? How long would it take to operate a 55nm flight, etc...
27 Vctony : US AIrways (and formerly America West) along with Mesa Airlines flies TUS-PHX and PHX-TUS which is 110 miles.
28 Iowaman : NW also operates RST-MSP at 71nm with daily CRJ's and DC-9's.
29 Misbeehavin : I doubt CO's TPA-SRQ was ever on a jet, but at approx 40 miles, its got to be up there.
30 Goldenshield : DEN-COS is in the 15 minute neighborhood from takeoff to touchdown.
31 CIDflyer : you are correct, CO used to fly IAH-EFD with ERJ's. I remember alot of people on this board talking about taking it because EFD was hassle free plus
32 Corey07850 : Not an airline, but I've seen a G-5 depart 4L at EWR and land on 1 at TEB. The pilots landed and said they barely had time to do their checklist... I
33 Multimark : Air Canada has a flight from YVR-YYJ on a E-190 (used to be an A319). That's 39 miles / 62 km. You can even book J class for $540 one-way
34 DurangoMac : UA has decided to not fly anything larger than a CRJ-700 on the route. UA might on a charter but that's rare.
35 Andaman : Helsinki-Tallinn 45 nm, AY107-108 served A319.
36 B747forever : Oh my jeez, that has to be some kind of joke.
37 Robffm2 : Back in the ninties I flew several time GIB - TNG. Thats 43 miles on a 737. At that time it was served by Gibraltar Airways. And I'm pretty sure that'
38 Bond007 : Well, it's 5 times longer than this one: ... and it's a scheduled commercial jet flight. For passenger flights, you might want to check the other thr
39 JRadier : I've flown BON-CUR on a 9H (Dutch Antilles Express) Fokker 100 (sub for 2 ATR-42 flights, I was told it happens every now and then) which comes in at
40 Jasondn : BAH-DOH is 91 miles BAH-DMM is 54 miles Shortest in the Middle East
41 Jasondn : Forgot to mention nautical miles BAH-DOH is 91 miles or 79 nm BAH-DMM is 54 miles or 47 nm
42 VIflyer : I'm kinda suprise no one has listed my personal fav. MQ ORD-MKE 67miles as the crow flies. Block time of 40min, normal flight time of 19-15 min, perso
43 Boeing744 : This has to be the shortest in the world. It is normally Dash 8s, but there are a couple jets per day on it. Personally for jets I've flown it in a C
44 Post contains links Avallillo : Many years ago, in the late 1970's, I used to fly ferry flights from LGA to JFK on occasion. We (AA) had one every Friday evening on the 727. Most of
45 Multimark : Not at all, its fully bookable on aircanada.com AC 232/288/289 or 293.
46 Comorin : Thank you!
47 Comorin : So I've culled all the answers, plugged them into GC Mapper: YVR-YYJ 34nm ORD-MKE 58nm BAH-DOH 79nm BAH-DMM 47nm BON-CUR 41nm DTW-FNT 48nm SFO-OAK 10n
48 Misbeehavin : Haha! And its not just one flight... There seem to be 20 flights in each direction on weekdays! What's funny is that the block time on the E90 jet is
49 MKENut : Nobody mentioned MKE - MKG. And it crosses a time zone to boot.[Edited 2008-07-12 14:17:11]
50 Andaman : Cool but you left HEL-TLL 42 nm out
51 Socalatc : Alaska Airlines Flight 65 WRG-PSG 34 Miles .24 Minutes gate to gate. JNU-SIT 96 Miles. KTN-WRG 83 miles. All operated by a 737.
52 Superhub : China Southern's HKG - CAN on A319 ... 84 nm
53 Viscount724 : LX operates an Avro RJ100 once a day in each direction BSL-ZRH, 42 nm. I think it's mainly a positioning flight to get their Avros to BSL for overnigh
54 Boston92 : How far is MIA-FLL? filler filler
55 AmricanShamrok : Well the shortest widebody flight has to be Dublin - Shannon, Ireland. Aer Lingus provides two daily flights, each way between the two airports [Dista
56 BOStonsox : Colgan Air flies BOS-MHT, which is no more than 60 miles. I wonder what planes they fly on that route.
57 MHG : Luxair flies twice daily LUX-SCN-(MUC) with EM3. That´s about 48mi between LUX and SCN ...
58 Bond007 : Yes, although the original question was scheduled commercial flight. I'm sure there are many one-time airliner jet flights between airports a few mil
59 Transair737 : Air Canada used to have an early morning YYJ to YVR with a A320. For this fall I see 2 daily trips with E90's. Distance between the 2 airports is mini
60 BOStonsox : Cape Air flies TPA-SRQ. They also fly some short flights in Puerto Rico. How small are we going here?
61 MXA318 : American Eagle runs ERJ's from DFW to DAL, a distance of 5-10 miles. Not sure if they're scheduled pax flights or positioning flights.
62 CokePopper : How about POS-TAB ? around 25 min
63 Catdaddy63 : From WN's website, RSW-MCO at 133 miles is the shortest route that they fly.
64 JohnClipper : I agree, but I think that the OP was looking for something that was operated by a passenger airline, not a cargo one. Man of the street can't book a
65 FlyDeltaJets87 : Depends on which way the wind is blowing, all joking aside. If they're using the 18's in CVG for landing, and you takeoff to the south or sourthwest
66 Clipper136 : DL used to fly BOS-BDL (79nm) with an L1011. AA used to have a positioning flight of a DC10 between JFK and LGA. The DC10 operated LGA/BDA/LGA then fe
67 SFO2SVO : Hawaiian interisland flights are among the shortest too. Oahu-Kauai ?
68 CokePopper : Delta also had JFK-PHL 81 nm and JFK-BDL 92 nm both with the 767-3 ER
69 BAKJet : IND-CVG is only 86 nm and it is served by Regional Jets.
70 Comorin : Sorry, a senior moment... Has to be a Jet. So here's an updated list (Thanks to Great Circle Mapper): HEL-TLL 55 nm YVR-YYJ 34nm ( Hon mention - same
71 FlyDeltaJets87 : A good list but I think you can remove OKC-DAL from the list at a 157 nm. That's not even close to the others on the list. ATL-BHM is a smaller numbe
72 MOBflyer : Here are the top 12 shortest passenger jet routes in the USA, ranked by ascending mileage: (as of March 2008) #1: WRG - PSG (31 miles) #2: FNT - DTW (
73 Comorin : Good point. But the Cavalry has arrived in the form of MOBFlyer! However, his list excludes our winner - a valid jet segment on Alaska Airlines - I w
74 MMEPHX : ...and airlines wonder why they are losing so much money...! flying jets and especially RJs on such short routes is sheer lunacy. Definitely a sign o
75 Bartonsayswhat : The 34nm is as the crow flies. The AC232/AC288 flown by the E190 will be 38nm at 9000ft with an average flight time of 13 mins. this is only 1-2 mins
76 MOBflyer : Whoops! Good catch. I didn't include Alaska or Midwest (don't know why Alaska slipped my mind. Maybe because they're based in Boeing country! ) Nonet
77 Multimark : Sometimes it helps to read all the preceding posts (see 33)
78 CALPSAFltSkeds : GUM-ROP 49 NM (GUAM-ROTA) FLL-BIM 53 NM (BIMINI) DTW-TOL 43 NM DAY-CVG 55 NM JST-AOO 24 NM (JOHNSTOWN-ALTOONA)
79 BigTom : You could add Mumbai-Pune to that ... BOM-PNQ 77 NM
80 Socalatc : Whoo Hoo!! What do I win???
81 ZKEOJ : Until very recently LH operated CGN-FRA (85 miles) on CRJ 200, CRJ 700 and RJ85. The flight took about 40-50 minutes. Now you can go by the high speed
82 Bassie2010 : Didn't check all the replies above, but I flew ZNZ-DAR in Tanzania recently, which is a 15 min hop of 45 miles. It's oeprated by Precision Air (which
83 B747forever : Wow, sometimes you wonder how they think when they decide the price??
84 FlyMIA : Who flys a jet on this route? FLL-FPO on NK only 84nm.
85 PlaneWasted : KUL - SIN is very short (anyone know the distance?). And SQ fly it with a 777! A "trick" we used to do when flying from Kuala Lumpur to Sweden was to
86 57AZ : CHA-ATL on DL when they still ran the MD-88s on that segment. Just enough time to get up to FL140 and get in the queue for landing.
87 Fbgdavidson : BA fly BAH-DOH daily at 90nm on a 777. Historically, or maybe not, KLM used to fly a 747 between two African cities, Brazzaville and somewhere else.
88 Viscount724 : That was UTA, the French longhaul carrier that merged with AF in the early 1990s. The route was Brazzaville-Kinshasa (BZV-FIH), the capitals of the t
89 Isitsafenow : I do the FNT-DTW a few times a year but I think the record is FLL-PBI. I flew a NW DC-9 in, think 90 or 91. It was a Sunday-only morning trip that wen
90 Vhqpa : Shortest Australian Jet sector SYD-CBR 128nm flown by numerous QF 734/73H's and DJ E70's flights average 50-55 minutes Shortest sector I have flown on
91 Smcmac32msn : ORD-MKE by AE and UA: 58.1 NM
92 YULYMX : Delta use to fly a YUL-MIA-FLL-MIA-YUL in a L-1011 FLL-MIA is pretty short
93 AzoresLover : Years ago I took a CO 727 from COS-Stapleton-ONT. I carefully timed the COS-DEN leg. It was exactly 22 minutes from the start of the pushback in COS
94 Viscount724 : AS still operates a few sectors less than 100 nm in that part of Alaska, now with their converted 734 combis. . Wrangell-Petersburg...27 nm Juneau-Gu
95 UAopsMGR : EA used to fly BUF-YYZ (68mi) with L1011, Airbus300 and 757. UA mainline used to fly BUF-ROC (55mi) with 737 and 727. Presently, Colgan for USAirways
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