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Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US?  
User currently offlineUN_B732 From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 4289 posts, RR: 4
Posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 7508 times:

At a whopping 27 miles, is this segment (a tag-on) the shortest flight in the US? It seems like the shortest flight in the UA system.. but I might be wrong.
Based on the posts in a thread in 2005, noone named a current shortest flight..

-A


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User currently offlinerfields5421 From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 7505 posts, RR: 32
Reply 1, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7285 times:

The shortest scheduled flight in the world is 2.8 km from Westray to Papa Westray. The flight time including taxi is 2 minutes. It is flown by BN-2A Islanders by Loganair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_Westray_Airport

JST-AOO may be the shortest in the US though I understand there once were scheduled helicopter flights from LGA JFK and downtown NY to JFK. Those probably would not count if you are looking for flights today.

[Edited 2010-04-20 13:39:13]

User currently offlineRoseFlyer From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 9465 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7260 times:

Could you list what airports you are talking about?


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User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 3, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 7206 times:

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 2):
Could you list what airports you are talking about?

JST = John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport
AOO = Altoona-Blair County Airport


User currently offlinerwSEA From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 3076 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7089 times:

Quoting UN_B732 (Thread starter):
At a whopping 27 miles, is this segment (a tag-on) the shortest flight in the US? It seems like the shortest flight in the UA system.. but I might be wrong.

Pullman, WA to Lewiston, ID on QX is 26 miles  

Typically it's flown as a SEA-PUW-LWS-SEA or vice-versa triangle routing. However, QX does sell the PUW-LWS sector as a separate segment, and also offers PUW-LWS-BOI connecting service.


User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1605 posts, RR: 9
Reply 5, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 7051 times:

Era Aviation (more specifically, Hageland Aviation) flies BET-KWT (Bethel, AK to Kwethluk, AK) non-stop on Cessnas at a distance of only 13 statute miles. There may be other routes even shorter, particularly hopping between Alaskan villages, but this was the one that came to mind.

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6750 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 6871 times:

Quoting steex (Reply 5):
Era Aviation (more specifically, Hageland Aviation) flies BET-KWT

Scheduled?


User currently offlinesteex From United States of America, joined Jun 2007, 1605 posts, RR: 9
Reply 7, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6683 times:

Quoting timz (Reply 6):
Scheduled?

They are indeed scheduled flights (and bookable to the general public at Era's website). I should clarify, though, that the segment is only flown non-stop BET -> KWT. The full routing is flown 3 times daily as a circle route of BET-KWT-KKI-AKI-BET (Bethel-Kwethluk-Akiachak-Akiak-Bethel).

Now that I think about it though, the shortest non-stop segment on that routing is actually KKI-AKI at 7 statute miles.


User currently offlineCPH-R From Denmark, joined May 2001, 5975 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 6585 times:

Looking at the territory they fly through, one can see where the need for such flights comes from!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...313&spn=0.267603,1.150818&t=k&z=11


User currently offlinef16arm From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 90 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 6485 times:

Wasn't there a tri-motor that served the islands north of port clinton, oh, not to long ago?   


One weekend a month and two (cough, cough 45, 90, 120 days) weeks a year supports my habbit
User currently offlineRhodylee From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 85 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 6336 times:

New England Airlines flies scheduled flights from Westerly RI to Block Island. 17 miles

User currently offlinetimz From United States of America, joined Sep 1999, 6750 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (4 years 2 months 3 weeks 2 days 14 hours ago) and read 5815 times:

Quoting steex (Reply 7):
BET-KWT-KKI-AKI-BET

The Cessna lands on gravel runways and on water, on the same trip? Is that common on scheduled flights up there?


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