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User currently offlineEmceeOh From United States of America, joined Mar 2003, 31 posts, RR: 0
Posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2147 times:

Right now, I believe the only regularly scheduled intrastate widebody flight is AA's daily MIA-MCO and return on an A300.

I know that US have had their 767s and 330s on PIT-PHL occasionally, and unless I'm mistaken, UA had 747s between LAX-SFO within the last year. Are there any more that have been flown on a regular basis recently?

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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7508 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2111 times:

I beleive UA's 744 flights were positioning/maintenance flights. Hasn't UA even flow SFO-OAK ? World's shortest 747 flight  Smile


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User currently offlineGigneil From United States of America, joined Nov 2002, 16347 posts, RR: 85
Reply 2, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2086 times:

UA did used to fly a DC-10 DEN-COS... and I'm pretty sure once or twice I've seen UA fly MCO-MIA with a 777 then on to South America.

N


User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 3, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2070 times:

UA would do an equipment swap on LAX-SFO/SFO-LAX flights when things would get backed up at its SFO hub - if 3 or 4 departures on this busy route would be cancelled or delayed, or many pax had to be cleared out due to irregular hub operations, UA would pull out a 744 to take 300-400 pax down from SFO to LAX - or vice versa. I dont think that a 744 has been regularly scheduled for this short flight.

You ask an interesting question - there is far less domestic widebody service within the US than, say, 20 years ago, with airlines more focused on hubs and frequency. I can remember when intra-state routes like DFW-IAH, LAX-SFO, even SPO-SEA were served with wide-body aircraft; at the moment, I cant think of another intra-state widebody flite.


User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 4, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 2039 times:

UAL had a 777 from MIA-MCO-(ORD) a few times to pick up stranded passengers. If I remember correctly, I think wx caused them to cancel a few flights from FLA.

User currently offlineFritzi From United Arab Emirates, joined Jun 2001, 2762 posts, RR: 2
Reply 5, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2034 times:

United_Fan,

The shortest 747 flight ever was SQ006.


User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7508 posts, RR: 7
Reply 6, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2028 times:

Shorter than SFO-OAK ? That is short - not even woth putting the gear up  Smile


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User currently offlineDutchjet From Netherlands, joined Oct 2000, 7864 posts, RR: 57
Reply 7, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 2018 times:

National flew a DC10 LGA-PBI-MIA and JFK-FLL-MIA, the intra-Florida segments are about 75 and 30 miles, respectively. Of course, the idea was mainly to position the aircraft, but it was quite unusual.

I also remember flying, say in 1975, a DL L1011 on an ATL-TPA-PBI routing.....most of these types of schedules are long gone.


User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1961 times:

Isn't (better said: wasn't) the shortest 747 flight what Sabena did until some years ago: from Brazzaville to Kinshasa FIH? It was actually just a hop over the river. They also used other aircrafts, like the DC10, on this route.

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlinePW100 From Netherlands, joined Jan 2002, 2517 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1945 times:

Fritzi
That's a sick joke.

PW100



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User currently offlineSabena 690 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1939 times:

PW100, now you say it, isn't SQ006 the one that crashed (the tropical jumbo) a few years ago?

I hadn't realized it until your post...

Regards
Frederic


User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 11, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1925 times:

United_Fan,

The shortest 747 flight ever was SQ006.


Did the plane left the ground? I think it crashed during the take off roll.

Patrick


User currently offlineJohnJ From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1662 posts, RR: 2
Reply 12, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 1894 times:

I know as late as 1995 Delta flew a 767 service from FLL to PBI - I used to take the DFW-FLL portion of the flight frequently. The flight continued on to PBI (only about 30-40 miles away), arriving well after midnight.

User currently offlineGmasterd From United States of America, joined Jan 2003, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 1832 times:

Delta has 763 service between EWR and ATL. Not sure how often it flies though.

User currently offlineTWFirst From Vatican City, joined Apr 2000, 6346 posts, RR: 52
Reply 14, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 1820 times:

Newark is in New Jersey
Atlanta is in Georgia

Thus, this isn't an INTRASTATE flight.



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User currently offlineZebfly2 From United States of America, joined Aug 2001, 417 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1759 times:

I can recall in back in '89, I took an AA DC-10 from SAT-DFW approx 250 miles. Although not as short a flt a some of the others mentioned earlier, however I wondered why they were using a widebody on a short segment. After boarding I saw why, It was a full flight. I can also remenber AA flying widebodies to Austin from DFW approx 190 miles.


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User currently offlineJsnww81 From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 2041 posts, RR: 15
Reply 16, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 1748 times:

American flew DC10s from DFW to San Antonio and Austin as recently as 1993-1994. It must have been impressive to see a DC10 at little old Robert Mueller Airport...

Back in the 1970s, American also flew DC10s between Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse on the New York - Chicago route, and between Dallas and El Paso on the Dallas - California route.


User currently offlineFlyboy36y From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 3039 posts, RR: 7
Reply 17, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1699 times:

The shortest 747 flight ever was SQ006

Incorrect. It would be KLM 4805.


User currently offline777gk From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 1641 posts, RR: 18
Reply 18, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1684 times:

Continental used to have a flight that operated LAX-PHX-ELP-IAH briefly then LAX-ELP-IAH which often was operated by the DC-10s in the "Pub" configuration. I never worked that flight, but every now and then I would hop on it to meet some friends out in LAX for dinner. The nonstops were tough to get on since I was so junior at the time. Those were the days...

User currently offlineZrs70 From United States of America, joined Dec 2000, 3187 posts, RR: 9
Reply 19, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 1673 times:

UA once had DEN-COS DC10 flights.

I believe many carriers also served LAX-SAN with wide-bodies.



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User currently offlineQANTAS747 From Australia, joined Mar 2000, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1610 times:

Come to Australia mate..... Most services on our "Golden Triangle" are wide-bodies. especially the SYD-MEL services, they are all 767's and 330's with the odd 737. SYD-BNE services well with widebodies

User currently offlineGARUDAROD From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1520 posts, RR: 1
Reply 21, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1597 times:



I would say that OGG/HNL or vs would probably being the only other
Intrastate wide bodies currently outside of the above mentioned.



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User currently offlineMia777 From United States of America, joined Sep 2002, 1165 posts, RR: 6
Reply 22, posted (11 years 6 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 1588 times:

Anything from Hawaii would be interstate...intrastate meaning within one single state....

edited: nevermind, reread the post.

[Edited 2003-04-22 04:58:29]


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