71Zulu From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 3124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4053 times:
Shortest in the continental US served by a mainline jet I believe is US Airways' PHL-BWI, 90 miles (78 nm). Flown with B733 or A319 equipment. Blocked at 45 minutes but actual flying time is closer to 25 minutes.
cedarjet From United Kingdom, joined May 1999, 8630 posts, RR: 53
Reply 6, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4000 times:
Not the shortest but recently flew Phoenix to Tucson on USAirways' CRJ (all America West on the inside, aw). I could still see the lights of Phoenix over my shoulder on finals to TUS. Very nice short flight.
And this contribution is coming to you from baggage claim at Heathrow's T5, very nice daytrip to MAN on BA for the annual airline memorabilia convention in the shadow of Concorde G-BOAC. Very impressed by BA's ability to serve a hot bacon and tomato roll and hot and cold drinks on a thirty minute flight - hurrah!
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
gauravpai From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 3983 times:
Quoting RP TPA (Reply 5): Isn't there a commercial route in Scotland
i believe you mean this one: between the airports on the islands of Papa Westray and Westray in the Orkney Islands. Part of the daily service operated by Logan Air, the journey has a scheduled duration of just 2 minutes and carries passengers a total of 9 miles (14 km).
Viscount724 From Switzerland, joined Oct 2006, 29316 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 3820 times:
Quoting vv701 (Reply 10): Papa Westray to Westray in the Orkney Islands. It takes around 2 minutes (or 1 with a following gale!). Here is a video of the flight:
The question involved jet-operated routes.
There's jet service several times a week Brazzaville (BZV) - Kinshasa (FIH), the capitals of the two Congos on opposite banks of the Congo River. ET operates twice weekly with 763s on that route although I don't think they have local traffic rights; it's part of a triangular route that operates ADD-BZV-FIH-ADD. KQ also has a few 738s a week with 5th freedom rights and local carrier Hewa Bora Airways with MD-82s and even a 727-200 if not mistaken.
That route is only 14 nm with a block time of 20 or 25 minutes. At one time UTA operated that route once or twice a week with a DC-10 and I believe Sabena also did it with DC-10s and/or 747-200s.
JHCRJ700 From United States of America, joined Oct 2009, 377 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (5 years 8 months 1 week 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3453 times:
Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4): Shortest in the continental US served by a mainline jet I believe is US Airways' PHL-BWI, 90 miles (78 nm). Flown with B733 or A319 equipment. Blocked at 45 minutes but actual flying time is closer to 25 minutes.
I'm on that flight next week and it's only a CRJ. Sometimes they may sub in mainline aircraft, but i think 80-90% of the time its flown with Dash-8's. I'm surprised I'm on a CRJ i was expecting Dash 8.