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What Is The Shortest Flight BA Have The 747 On?  
User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8088 times:

I wonder,what is the shortest flight the 747 has been used on by BA, not counting special charters or when they flew the 400 to LIS for football fans. Have they ever been used on LHR-CDG or the shuttle routes?


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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 8071 times:

I guess it is the LHR-CAI flight.

Patrick


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7951 times:

GIG to GRU, around 45 mins flying time... don't know about freedom rights on it though. The plane then continues on to LHR.

Geoff M.


User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 20 hours ago) and read 7940 times:

It used to operate between BAH and DOH, but no more.

Quoting Sabena332 (Reply 1):
I guess it is the LHR-CAI flight.

When I flew LHR-CAI-LHR with BA, it took about 4 hours each way.



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User currently offlineJoKeR From Serbia, joined Nov 2004, 2235 posts, RR: 9
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7765 times:

Used to fly GBE to JNB, a 20 minutes hop on a 744.


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User currently offlineDemoose From Canada, joined Mar 2001, 1952 posts, RR: 23
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7749 times:

BA have used the 744 on the LHR-MAN shuttle a few times, very rare though. Flight time approx. 30 minutes.

Mark



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User currently offlineNlspot2004 From Netherlands, joined Mar 2004, 156 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7704 times:

Sometimes at the LHR-AMS route or the Gatwick-Ams route.

Here a picture of a British Airways 747-400 at Amsterdam.

http://www1.airpics.com/showimg.php?imgid=50546

http://www.ams-mov-info.nl


User currently offlineTimRees From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2001, 354 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7683 times:

Quoting Geoffm (Reply 2):
GIG to GRU, around 45 mins flying time

According to this month's BA inflight magazine, you're correct, this is the current shortest flight, whilst SIN-LHR is the longest.


User currently offlineJetdeltamsy From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 2987 posts, RR: 8
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 16 hours ago) and read 7657 times:

British Airways operated a LAX-SAN segment years ago. I don't think they were allowed local traffic.


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User currently offlineIRelayer From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 1073 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 7506 times:

Quoting Jetdeltamsy (Reply 8):
British Airways operated a LAX-SAN segment years ago. I don't think they were allowed local traffic.

And also PHX-SAN.

-IR


User currently offlineCalAir From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2005, 298 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7492 times:

Thanks, but i'l re-phrase the question, what is the shortest flight that BA have used the 747 on in NORMAL service, even with a sun for high demand, out of the UK and not on 5th freedom ie WITHIN another country.


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User currently offlineHZ747300 From Hong Kong, joined Mar 2004, 1656 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 7445 times:
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Quoting CalAir (Reply 10):
Thanks, but i'l re-phrase the question, what is the shortest flight that BA have used the 747 on in NORMAL service, even with a sun for high demand, out of the UK and not on 5th freedom ie WITHIN another country.

I tried ask.com but it redirected me to this forum when this question was posed to the group before.

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/936892/



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User currently offlineAirAmericaC46 From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 590 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7411 times:

I love 747 threads!

In 1989, BA used 744 daily LON-PHL-PIT. I wonder if PHL-PIT is the shortest!


User currently offlinePhilaboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 7107 times:

repositioning flight LGW-LHR i would guess

User currently offlineChrisM001 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2005, 72 posts, RR: 4
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 5 days ago) and read 6914 times:

We use them a lot between LHR and CWL - positioning flights for maintenance at BAMC.

As for revenue flights, I think that the shortest it has been used on is flights to Paris CDG on occasion. Probably spent as long taxying as it did in the air!


User currently offlineGeoffm From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 2111 posts, RR: 6
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6470 times:

To answer the (rephrased) question, here are the routes BA normally operates a 747 on (I don't know about seasonal operation, but this is from the summer timetable):
LHR-BKK
LHR-BOS
LHR-EZE
LHR-CPT
LHR-ORD
LHR-DEL
LHR-HKG
LHR-JHB
LHR-LOS
LHR-LAX
LHR-MRU
LHR-MEL
LHR-MEX
LHR-MIA
LHR-BOM
LHR-NBO
LHR-JFK
LHR-PER
LHR-PHX
LHR-GIG
LHR-SFO
LHR-GRU
LHR-SEA
LHR-SIN
LHR-SYD
LHR-NRT
LHR-YYZ
LHR-YVR

Of these, Lagos (LOS) is the shortest at 3101 miles. Boston (BOS) is next at 3265 miles, with JFK and YYZ next.

Geoff M.

[Edit: yes, I know some of these routes are the same, ie LHR-BKK-SYD for example]

[Edited 2005-08-19 16:36:44]

User currently offlineBA380 From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 1466 posts, RR: 8
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6396 times:

is it a 777 to Cairo these days, then?


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User currently offlinePe@rson From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 19188 posts, RR: 52
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6319 times:

Quoting BA380 (Reply 16):
is it a 777 to Cairo these days, then?

At the moment, yes, but it will revert back to the 744 come the peak season (i.e. winter).



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