NZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 10796 times:
Air New Zealand also operates a 747-400 flight on a 460-mile (roughly) flight. It only goes out once a week, but they do operate a 744 from CHC-AKL (I believe it is Saturday's only). It's the 2nd half of LAX-CHC-AKL (744 all the way).
It's an entirely different kind of flying; all together.
Tullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1684 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 10720 times:
QF operates MEL-SYD and SYD-MEL daily with 744s. These flights are principally to transfer planes which operate MEL-LHR and LHR-MEL services back to SYD for maintenance but you can buy domestic tickets on these sectors.
Mymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10630 times:
In regards to the SFO-OAK UA 747 flights - those were typically done on Saturday mornings, and one could by tickets for them. Obviously, with the shutdown of the OAK mtnc facility, it's a bit of a moot point now.
Paulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 10581 times:
ANA / JAL both use 747-400 on many domestic routes such as Sapporo - Haneda and is about 75 mins using 747 or 777 - I did this route a few weeks ago and the frequency between these 2 cities is remarkable - may 20 or so flights / day
AeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20822 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 10436 times:
I doubt you'd find one shorter than OAK-SFO, which I flew in 1988 to qualify for the triple miles promotion on MileagePlus that year. I was credited with a whole 11 miles even though it took a circuitous route over San Francisco, then down to Monterey Bay for another u-turn to avoid traffic at SJC to line up for landing! TWA used to run 747s on Tuesdays and Wednesdays in the winter months from LHR-AMS (217 miles) as an extension of a JFK-LHR flight. You couldn't buy a local ticket on it, but I took it once as a connection from their BOS-LHR flight, and even though the flights docked next to each other at LHR, it took them two days to get my luggage to me in AMS.
In the 70s both Pan Am (flights 120/121) and TWA (flights 760/761) used to fly a 747 daily SFO-LAX-LHR-CDG(ORY?), and I once flew a Pan Am 747 SFO-LAX (330 miles) early in the morning that was continuing on to Guatemala City.
(And yes, Csavel, Northwest Orient did fly JFK-IAD with a 747 in the late 70s-early 80s!)
AlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 10411 times:
for precision, that BAH-DOH on BA was on 747-400 for the last 3 years, but is a 777-200 since today! 1/11/04.
I suppose 300 odd quid that route is cheap for the privilege of being able to say "I've flown First Class on BA!"... Even though all you get is a drink on this 25 minutes hop! Just about enough time to take a pic of you in your private First bed to show off! A good Xmas present!
Ktachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1838 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 10381 times:
I don't know if this helps but the shortest one I flew is
NRT or HND - ITM. This is 278 miles and flown on a 747-400 Domestic. Other than that, there is the daily NRT-ITM service which is flown on a int'l configured ac. Other than that, I heard that there is NRT-NGO service on the JAL 744 Int'l configuration. This should be around 200 miles or even less and 45 minutes flight time compared to 55 for ITM.
IAHAAPlatinum From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 66 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 5 months 2 weeks 5 days 7 hours ago) and read 10126 times:
During the late 80s/early 90s, Lufthansa used to fly a 747 IAH-DFW-FRA, and the reverse. No local rights, thus you couldn't purchase a ticket between IAH and DFW. The last time I flew this (September, 1990) the flight from IAH to DFW had 12 passengers, on a 747-200. As I recall, the load DFW-FRA was less that 1/3 full also.