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User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10954 times:

The shortest revenue 747 flight i can recall that carried pax was Ual Oak to Sfo... What is that 25 miles this was in the 70,s anyone know of one shorter


i can see for 80 miles
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User currently offlineFriendlySkies From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 4105 posts, RR: 5
Reply 1, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 18 hours ago) and read 10854 times:

That was obviously not scheduled, but I doubt if you'd find a shorter revenue flight on a 744. Today, I'd look in Japan.  Big grin

User currently offlineJetjeanes From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 1430 posts, RR: 1
Reply 2, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10798 times:

No it was an actual schedule and carried pax,and was in the oag,,,but i think it was a repositioning deal...


i can see for 80 miles
User currently offlineUAORD2000 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 266 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10783 times:

My guess would be UA either from IAD-ORD or DEN-ORD. I know LAX-SFO is on a 744 once in a while...never scheduled though.

User currently offlineJakob77 From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 210 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10720 times:

HKG-TPE
1 hr flight
all wide bodies (330/340/777/747)
at least 35 flights daily in each direction
distance ~ 500 miles


User currently offlineIndianguy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 17 hours ago) and read 10662 times:

Air India had this idiotic flight scheduled with a 747: BOM-CCJ-COK-Middle East and another 742/744: BOM-COK-TRV-Middle East. CCJ-COK and COK-TRV are both under 25 mins flying time!

User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 6, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10618 times:

Malaysia Airlines
B747-400

Penang-KUL, 2x a week
(200 mi / 175 nm / 325 km)

Langkawi-KUL, 2x a week
(280 mi / 245 nm / 450 km)


User currently offlineLN-MOW From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 1908 posts, RR: 14
Reply 7, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10616 times:

Swissair flew Brazzaville-Kinshasa .. 16 miles ... not sure if they used 743 or MD11 though.




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User currently offlineSpeedbudgie From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2003, 111 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10590 times:

Thai Airways International flies 747s between Bangkok and Phuket. This is only an hour long flight and a distance of 428 miles.

User currently offlineNZblue From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 638 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 16 hours ago) and read 10576 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).

Regards,
NZblue



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User currently offlineTullamarine From Australia, joined Aug 1999, 1547 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10500 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.


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User currently offlineAMS From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 1691 posts, RR: 11
Reply 11, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10479 times:

RG used to fly between AMS-FRA/CDG on a 743 in the 1980's-beginning 90's

Regards,
AMS


User currently offlineCsavel From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 1362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 12, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10471 times:

I lived in DC from 1980 - 1983, (college days) and I seem to remember IAD - JFK flights offered by Northwest Orient (in those days), or was it just too many keg parties????


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User currently offlineSeaMeFly From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 317 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10469 times:

GA operates their 744 SIN-CGK which is about 1.30 mins and sometimes CGK-DPS that is about 1 hr.

User currently offlineMymiles2go From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 10410 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.

User currently offlinePaulc From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2001, 1490 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10361 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


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User currently offlineA300 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 474 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 14 hours ago) and read 10363 times:
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Due to shortage of planes, Iran Air rotinely substitutes the 747 (100B, 200B, SP) on the THR-MHD-THR and THR-SYZ-THR routes. Each sector is about 1 hour.


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User currently offlineFLYSSC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 7409 posts, RR: 57
Reply 17, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10241 times:

CDG-LHR : 188nm/348km/216mi

Regularly flown by AF's B747 in the 80's, especially on week-ends... before the tunnel under the Channel was opened.

AF's B747 at LHR :


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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3704 posts, RR: 28
Reply 18, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10237 times:

BA operate a BAH-DOH flight, 91 miles. £325 / $595 in First or £77 / $141 in the back


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User currently offlineAeroWesty From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 20483 posts, RR: 62
Reply 19, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10216 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!)

Cheers, AeroWesty



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User currently offlineAlanUK From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 10191 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!
 Nuts

Al.


User currently offlineKtachiya From Japan, joined Sep 2004, 1793 posts, RR: 2
Reply 21, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 11 hours ago) and read 10161 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.



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 offlineIAHAAPlatinum From United States of America, joined Apr 2004, 65 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 8 hours ago) and read 9906 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.

User currently offlineNWAFA From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1893 posts, RR: 15
Reply 23, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8938 times:

Up until the mid 90's NWA flew a 747-400 from MSP-DTW-MSP...also MSP-ORD-MSP on the 747-200.


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User currently offlineATLhomeCMH From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 770 posts, RR: 3
Reply 24, posted (9 years 9 months 3 weeks 3 days 6 hours ago) and read 8891 times:

Hasn't UA used B747 DEN-SFO in the past?

It's not the shortest, but seems to be a very short hop for a 747.



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25 Sspontak : In the mid 80's I flew on a TWA 747 from BOS to JFK. I thought that was strange even for an international Thru flight. There were very few people on t
26 Danpio : Delta used to fly 747's ATL-JAX back when they had 'em. Yes DL had 747's.
27 Aa777flyer : In the 70's AA flew a 747 BOSJFK, dont know how many miles, but thats fairly short.
28 Ramme : UAORD2000: Back in 1998, UA flew scheduled 747's between SFO and LAX as part as their Hawaii route: Hawaii - SFO - LAX.
29 Iowa744fan : ATLhomeCMH, Yes, UA does/did occasionally fly 744s between Denver and SFO. They also flew them from DEN to LAX. I have been on the reverse, LAX-DEN, o
30 Chrisjake : -- "I lived in DC from 1980 - 1983, (college days) and I seem to remember IAD - JFK flights offered by Northwest Orient (in those days), or was it ju
31 Kl911 : When I worked for CX in AMS in the 90's we had the HKG-AMS-MAN flight operated by a 744. I believe SQ also flew the AMS-MAN leg with their 744. KL911
32 Ckfred : In the 70s, NW used to fly MSP-ORD. And when AA's F/As went on strike in the early 90s, NW was flying 747s on ORD-DTW.
33 MTChemNerd757 : Danpio- I was also thinking DL flew 747s from Atlanta down to Miami and Orlando. Am I imagining that? B
34 BAViscount : I seem to remember meeting my cousin off BA flights in the early 90's from Islamabad that flew into LGW via MAN - I'm pretty sure those were 747's. I
35 N9801F : Don't remember the UA OAK-SFO as 747, but I defer to your sources. I do remember UA flying LAX-SAN as a 747. It was an extension of HNL-LAX...
36 JETSTREAM63 : For many years, Aer Lingus flew all of its transatlantic service from DUB via SNN using 747-100s. The distance is 122 miles and it usually took about
37 AirGabon : Sabena (SN) flew Brazzaville-Kinshasa. Maybe 3 miles... (just the river Congo between!). In the past I think AF flew Buenos Aires-Montevideo with a B7
38 IAHAAPlatinum : I had forgotten this, but back in October, 1977, I flew (my first 747 flight) on a PanAm 747SP from BOS-DTW. Not sure of the distance, but fairly shor
39 Post contains links EmiratesA345 : I don't think it's the shortest, but this past saturday Air Canada flight 419, a B744c took to the skies one final time on the YUL-YYZ run. It was pre
40 LN-MOW : AirGabon - see reply 7 ... It's 16 miles .... I'm pretty confident this is the shortest ...
41 Stargoldlhr : Feb 1st 2001, UA 409... This was a 747-400 on the DEN-SFO route, I was on it in Business, so my ticket says. Also.. Jul 8th 2001 LAX - SFO, I have a 7
42 AirxLiban : Syrianair 747-SPs have been spotted at Larnaca (LCA) recently, on their way from either Aleppo or Damascus. That's gotta be pretty short! Less than an
43 Mas777 : Don't forget that Kuala Lumpur and Singapore share a shuttle service which is mainly served by the A330 and 777 from both national carriers. During th
44 Post contains links and images FLYSSC : How could I forget MEA's B747 services during the civil war Lebanon between BEY and Trablous-KYE ! the distance is 53nm/99km/61mi. View Large View Med
45 Jasepl : Shortest current 747 flights would have to be either Singapore-Malaysia, intra-Japan or AI's BOM-AMD, which is about 400 km.
46 NBGskygod : I seem to remember a BA 747-400 from LAX-SAN in the late 90's and early 2000's.
47 Aerlingus : The shortest has to be DUB-SNN (its only about 118 miles). Not only was it government regulation for all US flights from DUB to stop at SNN but revenu
48 Amr1969 : I remember SV having numerous intra-Saudi flight lasting less than an hour on 747's. I am not sure if they are still doing this though.
49 Cactus13 : In the early 90's, HP operated 747-200's on PHX-LAS flights as part of their HNL service. Actual flight time is only abot 30 minutes between the two.
50 Airgeek12 : I know there was a scedules route on a UA 747 from Atlanta(???) to Denver, Colorado. I know this IS NOT a ferry flight- but an actual sceduled 747 fli
51 Trintocan : In the 1970s and 1980s BA flew from LHR-ANU-BGI-POS-GEO with 747s. While the long hop took some 8 hours it was a mere 35 minutes over 300 miles or so
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