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Shortest DL Mainline Flight  
User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 857 posts, RR: 2
Posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 11 hours ago) and read 3922 times:

What is currently the shortest DL mainline flight. From what I can figure, it is LEX-CVG using an MD88. I know DAY-CVG is all RJs now and the same applies to ATL-CSG. It is not all that important, just curious...I am a new member and happy to be online - jetpixx

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User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3879 times:

You are correct. Presently the shortest scheduled mainline flight is LEX-CVG.
However DL does reposition their planes between the NY airports almost daily.



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User currently offlineJetpixx From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 857 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3871 times:

Thanks for the reply. I know DL used to fly between ATL-MIA and then onto FLL for a time on the last flight of the evening on a 763. That was interesting. We once landed on 9R and then dropped the people off and stormed out in less than 10 minutes right back in the direction we came from. I found it out to land one way and then takeoff in the opposite direction, but I guess that's the way of it in the middle of the night.

User currently offlineDeltaMIA From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 1672 posts, RR: 17
Reply 3, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 3865 times:

Regarding the MIA-FLL segment, DL had no local rights, so they could not add passengers in MIA to terminate in FLL. However that is the shortest DL mainline flight ever at 21 miles.


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User currently offlineAkjetblue From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 790 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3760 times:

After Express was gone Delta was still operating the 737-200 from MCO to TPA. A short 15 minute flight about 40 miles.

I don't know if they still offer this flight however it was ALWAYS full. Go figure.



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User currently offlineBestWestern From Hong Kong, joined Sep 2000, 7152 posts, RR: 57
Reply 5, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3700 times:

is it SNN DUB?


The message you were about to post is too short and probably not of any higher value to the topic at hand. You should think long and hard before posting a message in this forum and make it detailed and a valuable addition to the topic discussed



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User currently offlineKen4556 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 169 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3685 times:

I think it was in the summer of '89, I flew from San Diego, CA to Ontario, CA on a Delta 767. I also flew on the Delta's Detroit flight in January of 1991 that stopped in FLL and then went onto MIA before returning to Detriot.

These are my two shortest Delta flights.

Ken


User currently offlineAs739x From United States of America, joined Apr 2003, 6144 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 3638 times:

If we talk about flights in the past, the what about OGG-HNL. I remember being in Lahina, Maui and seeing DL L1011 climbing out from OGG enroute to HNL every night. I don't know when they stopped flying that though.

ASSFO



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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 8, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3471 times:

I believe SDF still has one mad dog daily. LEX-CVG has SDF-CVG beaten by 14 miles, but both are really short segments on mainline.


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User currently offlineIflyatldl From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 1936 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3453 times:

They dropped the SDF flight, but yeah, it was only 63 miles. I think you actually cruise for maybe five minutes and actually on initial approach after wheels up. Big grin


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User currently onlineCubsrule From United States of America, joined May 2004, 23021 posts, RR: 20
Reply 10, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3423 times:

Delta.com shows DL1569 as an MD-88 from SDF to CVG today. Is this an equipment change?


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User currently offlineAa757first From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 3350 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

What about ATL - SAV? That's only 215 miles, plus its done by 757s.

AAndrew


User currently offlineCatfan From United States of America, joined May 2000, 60 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 19 hours ago) and read 3366 times:

Being from Lexington, I have flown on the LEX-CVG mainline DL flight a time or two. The last time was in August of 2002 on the MD88. I believe we topped out at 9000 feet.

User currently offlineEAL727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 3323 times:

"Regarding the MIA-FLL segment, DL had no local rights, so they could not add passengers in MIA to terminate in FLL" - DeltaMIA

Unless you are going way back to pre-deregulation days, Delta does not need "local rights" to carry passengers on any domestic routing.

CVG-LEX is a fun ride. I did it many times several years ago when the Widget was operating the B727 on a CVG-LEX-ATL routing. The current schedule has a daily CVG-IND B737-200 which is a quick up and down too.



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User currently offlineLt-AWACS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3119 times:

Did Delta ever fly Austin-San Antonio?? Can't remember which airline tagged this route in the 90s. Just curious.

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User currently offlineDeltabobo From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 206 posts, RR: 1
Reply 15, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 3078 times:

GSP to ATL is one of the shortest I have been on. One time on it, we were in the air no more than 20 minutes (thats traveling over 150 miles!!) on an MD-88.




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User currently offlineJfkviaphx From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 194 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 3052 times:

They use to have a 763 flying JFK - BDL.

User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2963 times:

Trust me - MCO-TPA is more than 40 miles.

I really wish they were still running that route. Now I have to fly MCO-FLL-TPA. Bleh.



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User currently offlineTheflcowboy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 405 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2961 times:

Trust me - MCO-TPA is more than 40 miles. But because of all the lovleyness on I-4 it takes about 3 hours.

I really wish they were still running that route. Now I have to fly MCO-FLL-TPA. Bleh.



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User currently offlineFlairport From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 2957 times:

ATL-BHM is up there...134 miles (ALL mainline)....ATL's shortest. ATL-SAV is 215 miles, for the record...and ATL-TLH is 223. Also up there are ATL-BNA (214) and ATL-TYS (152) and ATL-HSV (151). ATL-CAE is 192.

According to the June 1 timetable...from CVG:
CMH-116
DAY-63...but, suprisingly, not mainline (I was looking to prove you guys wrong!)
IND is 98 and has 1 732
SDF gas a 732...but is 83.
the winner is: LEX @ 70 miles!!!

DUB-SNN is 122 miles...but it is probably faster as it is a 763!

In reguards to FLL: I think the only reason DL did not fly passengers on the MIA-FLL part was that nobody was stupid enough to pay for a 22 mile ticket at 12am! I'm sure DL would have welcomed it and I will bet ya that at least 1 person has done it for those 500 skymiles, at one time or another!

The ATL-MIA-FLL was always very popular, all the same....However, I believe more people went to FLL than MIA.

At one time, FLL was a booming hub...flights to NAS and PBI were common! FLL-PBI might beat out MIA-FLL! (and the PBI flight was midday and I DID see people board that flight...I think it terminated at PBI, but there was connecting traffic from places like NAS at the time)


User currently offlineTriJetFan1 From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 1128 posts, RR: 7
Reply 20, posted (10 years 2 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 2678 times:
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Didnt Delta at one time do a Columbus-CVG on a 727?


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User currently offlineEAL727 From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 80 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 2466 times:

Yuppers - the Widget once flew 3-holers between CVG and CMH. They also have at one time or another used the MD-88 and B-757.


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User currently offlineUnited_Fan From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 7496 posts, RR: 7
Reply 22, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2412 times:

TPA-MCO is still operated by DL.......


Airline Delta Air Lines
Flight Number 734
Departure City (Airport) Tampa, FL (TPA)
Departure Time 07/11/2004 10:02 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Orlando, FL (MCO)
Arrival Time 07/11/2004 10:23 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:21 (scheduled)
Aircraft Type Boeing 737-800
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Scheduled



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User currently offlineSmcmac32msn From United States of America, joined May 2004, 2211 posts, RR: 4
Reply 23, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 2406 times:

How bout the CVG-CMH leg? Thats gotta be pretty short too.


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User currently offlineDalfannyc From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 88 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (10 years 2 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

I know that one day last week a B757 and not song, flew from JFK to LGA on the way back from Havana. Although it was proababy a chartered flight since it was from Cuba, the 757 had a 10 minute flight.



25 Flashmeister : DL did fly SAT-AUS, but not the other way around, as I recall.
26 ARCJET : Delta also did AGS - CAE, I was on a ATL-AGS-CAE flight twice. I could see the lights of Atlanta and Augusta while landing in CAE.
27 Flairport : don't count JFK-LGA! Its repo! DL 734 was diverted to TPA on its way from CVG-MCO! You caught it on a bad day! I remember when they did AGS-SAV! That
28 ScottysAir : This is my flight was very short from FLL-ATL-FLL and will be good for on 764 aircraft.
29 Flyinfroggie : Did Delta ever fly Austin-San Antonio?? Can't remember which airline tagged this route in the 90s. Just curious. Yes, they did at one point, but I don
30 Jetpixx : I remember as recently as the mid-1990s, DL offering services on 727s from DFW-MLU with continuing service to JAC. BTR-MOB and flights from GSO-RDU or
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