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Topic: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Lewis
Posted 2001-04-10 13:06:08 and read 2213 times.

Contrasting to the 737-200 posts, what was your shortest flight on a 747 or 330/340? Mine was YYZ-YUL on board OA's 747 in only 40'. I exluded the 777, because it is oftenly used in shorter routes than the others, but if you feel like including it, no problem.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: HLF-MD11
Posted 2001-04-10 14:33:37 and read 2135 times.

Years ago LH had a flight from Dallas to Houston - normal flight time ( air-time 25 to 30 mins ). This flight I was on took us for about 45 mins due to a detour around a thunderstorm area.
KHW

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: SailorOrion
Posted 2001-04-10 15:00:17 and read 2107 times.

LH also flies the 340 FRA-MUC

those are 'real' (ferry-) flights, not just part of an intercont flight (like FRA-GRU-GIG)

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: GAMMA
Posted 2001-04-10 15:01:07 and read 2098 times.

Kuala Lumpur to Penang in the A330. It took 31 minutes.
Heard it done in about 27 mins.Busy, especially with weather about but great fun!

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Herman
Posted 2001-04-10 15:14:58 and read 2095 times.

SIN-KUL (744)

30 mins includes take-off and landing ! Big grin

Taxying 10mins

Cheers,
Hermie

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Samspain
Posted 2001-04-10 17:36:29 and read 2074 times.

Shnannon-Dublin on a A330. No more than 40 minutes.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Eg777er
Posted 2001-04-10 17:58:39 and read 2060 times.

Gulf Air fly BAH-DOH using A340 and A330 sometimes, with a flying time of about 20 minutes.

Would be even quicker if overflying Qatar were allowed...

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Johnnybgoode
Posted 2001-04-10 18:15:23 and read 2051 times.

Eg777er, i´d like to remind you that DOH is in Qatar. so if they are to land in DOH they certainly must overfly Qatar.


what about LH´s DXB-AUH? the schedule states a flying time of approx. 40, 45 minutes. actual flying is much less, of course. (i believe it´s even closer than BAH-DOH)

rgds
daniel

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Lewis
Posted 2001-04-10 18:44:05 and read 2044 times.

OA has also used 747s in many occasions for ATH-SKG which is less than 30' flying time with the 747.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: OO-AOG
Posted 2001-04-10 20:36:40 and read 2023 times.

DUB-SNN Aer Lingus 747-100
PEK-SHA Air China 747-400
SHA-PEK Air China A340-300
GIG-GRU Air France A340-300
BRU-CDG Singapore B747-400
CPT-JNB Alliance Air B747-SP

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Altoun
Posted 2001-04-10 20:47:51 and read 2018 times.

When AIR INTER (french domestic airline) had A330-300, I used to fly from Paris (ORY) to Strasbourg (SXB). It was about 40 minutes of flight on a A330! I would like to add that this bird of 412 seats was often crowded!!!!

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Pilot21
Posted 2001-04-10 21:12:30 and read 2006 times.

Aer Lingus A330, DUB-SHN, the timetable has this noted at about 45 mins, but actual flight time is around 20 mins, with about 10 mins, max, taxi at Dublin and no holding at Shannon.....ever

Pilot21

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: AviationIvi
Posted 2001-04-10 21:58:27 and read 2004 times.

Hello,
LH used to fly FRA-MUC-FRA with A340 on Mondays last winter.
Regards from FRA
Ivica

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: B747-437B
Posted 2001-04-11 12:54:46 and read 1979 times.

My shortest 747 flight was MAA-MAA in 1986!

We had a partial hydraulics failure on takeoff and were unable to retract the landing gear. Circled round, dumped fuel and were back on the ground all of 7 minutes later.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: PU707
Posted 2001-04-11 15:56:46 and read 1967 times.

My shortest flights on A330 and A340
were both YYZ-YUL as well. However, on
a DC-10 my shortest flight was Buenos
Aires (EZE) - Montevideo (MVD) in 17
minutes!

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Kindalazy
Posted 2001-04-11 16:27:43 and read 1959 times.

Bonaire-Curacao on KLM 747-300 - only 50 miles!!

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Spaceman
Posted 2001-04-11 20:39:57 and read 1944 times.

I flew on A340 from Beijing to Shanghai last summer. It was a China Eastern airlines jet. Our flight took only about 11/2 hours, but we had ground delay for about a hour. That A340 later continued to Hong Kong and then on to Australia I think. It was my first time on A340 and it was a cool experience.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Myself
Posted 2001-04-11 21:58:37 and read 1928 times.

In the late 80s SN had a scheduled flight from FIH ( Kinshasha ) to BZV ( Brazzaville ) on the other side of the river, in B747 : flight time +/- 5 mins.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Mah4546
Posted 2001-04-11 22:42:57 and read 1924 times.

Aerolineas Argentinas uses a 747-200 on MIA-JFK. Of course, you can't fly that leg. You can fly MIA-EZE or JFK-MIA-EZE. Air Canada uses (or at least has in the past) an A340 on MIA-YVR during the winter.

Topic: RE: Shortest Flight On 747 Or A340/330?
Username: Defunctairline
Posted 2001-04-11 22:49:34 and read 1924 times.

Tower Air Flew 747 JFK- MIA and ft. Luaderdale


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