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Shortest Scheduled Route W/ Heavy AC  
User currently offlineSCEagle From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 136 posts, RR: 0
Posted (9 years 4 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 6322 times:

Related to another to another topic...

What's the shortest (flying time) regularly scheduled commercial route with HEAVY aircraft?

(Short routes with tiny props being easy to come by... Am curious about a short route with one of the big boys...)

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User currently offlineDLCnxgptjax From United States of America, joined Oct 2005, 353 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

I'm not sure if it's the shortest, but Delta runs ATL-JAX with 767's, and thats 270 miles. I've been on the flight several times. I think the shortest was 47 minutes of flight time.

User currently offlineThepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6313 times:

I'm sure this isn't the shortest one, but SQ SIN-Jakarta with the A345 is quite short for a plane that size.
Happy Flying!

From YVR
User currently offline4xRuv From Israel, joined Dec 2003, 388 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6255 times:

LY does TLV-LCA (183 nm) sometimes with 762, and even with 744s (And I'm talking about scheduled)

User currently offlineMhodgson From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2002, 5047 posts, RR: 24
Reply 4, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6249 times:

BA sometimes put a 777 on MAN-LGW (153nm)

Syrianair used to run the 747SP between MAN and LHR (131nm)

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User currently offlineKLMNW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6235 times:

KLM's AMS-LHR route with the 767 (and A332) is pretty short as well!  Wink


User currently offlineDC10Forever From Brazil, joined Oct 2005, 82 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (9 years 4 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 6220 times:

Varig flies GRU-GIG as part of its international flights with MD11 and 777. It is quite short too.

Better one flying than two grounded
User currently offlineAlitaliaMD11 From Spain, joined Dec 2003, 4068 posts, RR: 13
Reply 7, posted (9 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6172 times:

Iberia flies its A340-300s and A340-600s on the Puente Aero from MAD to BCN.
Air Plus Comet also flies the 747-200 regulary on its MAD-BCN route.

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User currently offlineAvianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5939 posts, RR: 40
Reply 8, posted (9 years 4 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 6161 times:


on LH A300-600

or DL did before JFK-BOS with the B767-300

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User currently offlineUA2162 From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 503 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (9 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6117 times:

UA has daily OGG-KOA service on a 772. Sure, it's a part of the ORD-OGG-KOA-ORD flight but it's still a short hop.

User currently offlinePilot21 From Ireland, joined Oct 1999, 1407 posts, RR: 2
Reply 10, posted (9 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6111 times:

DUB-SNN (& v.v.) on EI with their A330's, will dig up the mileage, but it's about 20-25mins flying time.

Aircraft I've flown: A300/A310/A320/A321/A330/A340/B727/B732/B733/B734/B735/B738/B741/B742/B744/DC10/MD80/IL62/Bae146/AR
User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1838 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (9 years 4 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 6058 times:

How about JL's 744 flying from NRT-NGO? I think the flight was 53 or something? The domestic run on the NRT-JFK-GRU flight? Not the shortest, but that's pretty big

Flown on: DC-10-30, B747-200B, B747-300, B747-300SR, B747-400, B747-400D, B767-300, B777-200, B777-200ER, B777-300
User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 469 posts, RR: 7
Reply 12, posted (9 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6029 times:

AA EZE-MVD. 124 nm. Using 763 and sometimes 777!

User currently offlineF9fan From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 703 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 4 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 6003 times:

UA did ORD-IAD with the 777, but that is intra-hub for them.


User currently offlineAirCanada014 From Canada, joined Oct 2005, 1513 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 4 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5890 times:

AC has YYZ-YUL using A330-300 flight # AC417

User currently offlineAeroluxpt From Luxembourg, joined Feb 2006, 37 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5858 times:

I think our friends in Japan will give us a hand with this.

User currently offlineDogfighter2111 From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2004, 1968 posts, RR: 1
Reply 16, posted (9 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5834 times:

Well, i beleive the B757 is classed as heavy.

Therefore, Air-Scotland fly GLA-EDI which is only 40-50miles.


User currently offlineNwafflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 1050 posts, RR: 2
Reply 17, posted (9 years 4 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5806 times:

How about airbus 320 - DTW - FNT - 54 miles

User currently offlineMGASJO From Nicaragua, joined Feb 2005, 469 posts, RR: 7
Reply 18, posted (9 years 4 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5774 times:

Quoting Nwafflyer (Reply 17):
How about airbus 320 - DTW - FNT - 54 miles

Don't think A320s qualify as heavy

User currently offlineNorthStarDC4M From Canada, joined Apr 2000, 3136 posts, RR: 36
Reply 19, posted (9 years 4 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5716 times:

Quoting AirCanada014 (Reply 14):
AC has YYZ-YUL using A330-300 flight # AC417

dont forget the multiple 767s on that run also

and 417 (or return 142) can also be a 343 or even 345.
AC has basically flown every type they have ever owned on YYZ-YUL, including 741, 742, 744, L10, 333, 343, 762, 763 widebodies.

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User currently offlineKeego From Ireland, joined Jan 2006, 190 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5554 times:

Quoting MGASJO (Reply 18):
Don't think A320s qualify as heavy

I wouldnt be able to lift one Smile
It's still a very big aircraft for such a short flight.
EI uses A330's on its DUB-SNN route, only a 20min hop!

[Edited 2006-03-05 12:43:25]

User currently offlineLXLucien From Switzerland, joined Mar 2005, 317 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5511 times:

Hi all

EY is opperating AUH-MCT with A330 and A340's, sometimes 767. 237miles
EK and LX are flying DXB-MCT with A330, EK sometimes with 340. 217miles
GF fly AUH-BAH with A340's. 281miles


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User currently offlineByronsterk From Netherlands, joined Jul 2005, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 4 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 5445 times:

KL does RTM-AMS i think, with a 777. 35 nm.
please correct me if i'm wrong!

Helicopters can't fly, there just so ugly the earth repells them...
User currently offlineIntothinair From Germany, joined Mar 2005, 392 posts, RR: 2
Reply 23, posted (9 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5355 times:

Quoting Byronsterk (Reply 22):
KL does RTM-AMS i think, with a 777. 35 nm.

I don't see the logic here....going through all that security check in etc....wouldn't it be a lot faster driving?

User currently offlineExperimental From United States of America, joined Mar 2006, 53 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (9 years 4 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 5279 times:

BA does BAH - DOH (79 nm) in a 777-200ER every day...

25 Byronsterk : excactly... there is no logic! that's what this topic is all about
26 Mas777 : One of the shortest regular INTERNATIONAL hops by heavies (from the other thread) has to be Kuala Lumpur-Singapore at 185nm. Regular shuttles are oper
27 Lymanm : I'm sure someone out there does SFO-OAK, no? Maybe not with a "heavy", but large, turbine aircraft nonetheless...
28 Dmt52 : Back in the late 80's early 90's AA used to fly DTW to ORD with a DC-10.
29 Isitsafenow : In the 70's, Eastern and DL flew Tristars between FLL and MIA. Those were scheduled flights at night but the reason was positioning for the morning or
30 ChrisNH : I can vouche for Shannon-Dublin being a short flight. One such trip I took in 1997 was BOS-SNN-DUB aboard A330 EI-DUB ('St. Patrick'). On the SNN-DUB
31 Flight7E7 : Here is some nostalgia, all but gone-but memorable IMO: FLL-MIA NAL DC-10 Sunking 21 NM, 12 minutes FLL-FPO EAL L-1011 96 NM, 22 minutes JFK-PHL UAL D
32 River747 : KLM does not fly between RTM and AMS, unless flights have been diverted to RTM and have to be postioned to AMS.
33 AlitaliaMD11 : I flew on a Continental DC-10 from MCO to EWR back in 1996.
34 Dc10rules : So did UA. I believe the aircraft continued on to LAS from ORD. The good old days!
35 Flyguy595 : I know UAL fly's from EZE to MVD is only 137 miles and they have 777 and 767 Ive done this and its a quite nice flight when you only go up to 15,000ft
36 MerlinIIIB : I enjoyed a ride from Hong Kong to Taipei on a China Airlines 744 once. The most unusual 744 flight was with BA from Nairobi to Mahe, Seychelles - bec
37 SR800 : LX currently operates a weekly A330 on ZRH-GVA, to rotate aircraft for maintenance (they have an A330 operating a closed loop GVA-JFK). Not the shorte
38 Post contains links and images Wrighbrothers : No one's mentioned QF (at time of writing ) I believe they do SYD-MEL (continues on to AKL and LAX) SYD-BNE (I think) with 744's Wrighbrothers P.S- I
39 N1120A : And sometimes 744s CO does IAH-AUS with 753s at times scheduled and that is a mere 122nm, on a heavy class aircraft.
40 September11 : I flew on Eastern A-300 many times on SEA-PDX route. Roughly, 30 to 45 minutes flight.
41 Post contains images B742 : Here are a few Bangkok - Surat Thani (Thai Airways A300) 343mi Bangkok - Phuket (Thai Airways A300/A330/777/MD11/747 and Orient Thai 747) 428mi Bangko
42 IAHFLYR : Depends on the model....some of the 200's are dispatched for more than 255,000 LBS but the 300's are for sure HEAVY classified. CO at times flies the
43 FlyBoy84 : STL-ORD on an L1011 - 1986! 258miles.[Edited 2006-03-07 15:53:15]
44 Post contains images Boeingfanyyz : Often times, AC can send you YYZ-YUL on a 763 or A332. Cheers, Boeingfanyyz
45 A300605R : Two connections come into my mind: QR: A332 DXB-DOH, 207nm LH: A300 FRA-MUC, 162nm
46 N864DA : That definitely ranks up there for the biggest aircraft on the shortest route. I flew on that flight two days ago with the A333, total flight time wa
47 Zoheb : Damn, that is short!
48 TheFlyGuy2 : I would have to say: United Flight 3 OGG (Maui) to KOA (Kona) Boeing 777-200 Total Miles- 84 Miles Total Nautical Miles- 72 NM Flight Time- 35 Minutes
49 747LUVR : DL....772 ATL-MCO-ATL....usually once a day IIRC.
50 Post contains links and images Buckieboy : All, According to this photo, Zoom seems to fly 767s between MAN & GLA; 195 mi. Yes, Zoom are a charterairline , however their flights are certainly s
51 PHLBOS : My first widebody flight (back in 1979) was TW's BOS-JFK route in the L-1011. Back in the early '90s, SwissAir flights out of PHL would make a stop a
52 United_Fan : JL does LAS-LAX with a 747-400 . You can only fly it if you're continuing on to NRT or beyond. Also,RP does YVR-LAS-YVR with an A340-300.
53 RCS763AV : Well, AV flies BOG-CLO-MAD on 767-200ER. The BOG-CLO portion of the flight is like 178 miles long....
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