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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5661 times:

DXB>DOH = 238 Miles on EK A330

DXB>BAH = 303 Miles on EK B777

Any routes beat these ?


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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5655 times:

I flew AA 943 MVD-EZE 767-300 a few months ago. 131 Miles. It was like 17".

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User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32691 posts, RR: 72
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5643 times:

You cannot buy tickets on the flight, but LTU flies RSW-MIA, 104 miles, with an A330. It is the shortest intra-US widebody flight, but I'm sure there is something shorter, though.


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User currently offlineBDKLEZ From Ireland, joined Jun 2005, 1735 posts, RR: 10
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5630 times:

BA often lay on B777 LHR-MAN for crew training - 151mi.


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User currently offlineHiJazzey From Saudi Arabia, joined Sep 2005, 866 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5626 times:

JED-MED = 201 nm on SV. Plane varies, sometimes A300-600, B777-200, and even 747-400

Also, JED-TIF = 90 nm on SV. You sometimes get an A300-600!

[Edited 2005-09-15 02:29:48]

User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5619 times:

I did DUB>SNN on an EI B747-100 in the 80's , that was 121 miles


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User currently offlineCV580Freak From Bahrain, joined Jul 2005, 1033 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5590 times:

The old route BAH>DHA was only 30 miles, 54 to DMM now, expect there was aircraft upgrades (pre-Causeway days) at holiday periods.


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User currently offlineSkaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 144 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 5530 times:

I was at a little league baseball game in Keller TX today and saw an AA 767-300 take off from AFW and land at DFW.....I could see it at 100' on takeoff an lost sight of it at 300' on final......Pretty wild to see an ENTIRE widebody flight from where you are standing. He took off on 16L at AFW and landed on 18R at DFW......

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User currently offlineAloha73G From United States of America, joined Jul 2003, 2362 posts, RR: 4
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5488 times:

OGG-KOA on UA 777-200 is 84 miles. It is part of UA's ORD-OGG-KOA-ORD service.

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User currently offlineNG737PSR From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2001, 305 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5493 times:

GND-TAB (Grenada-Tobago) approx 75 n.m on an Excel Airways B767-300, also the same run with a Virgin Atlantic B747-400.

User currently offlineCatatonic From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 1155 posts, RR: 3
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 20 hours ago) and read 5446 times:

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 5):
I did DUB>SNN on an EI B747-100 in the 80's , that was 121 miles

They still do that route but with an A333 or an A332



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User currently offlineSllevin From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 3376 posts, RR: 6
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 5332 times:

DUB-SNN might be the most heavily flown widebody route under 500 miles...

Steve


User currently offlineKEno From Malaysia, joined Feb 2004, 1842 posts, RR: 27
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5196 times:

Malaysia Airlines fly Penang-Kuala Lumpur twice a week on B744 year round.
201 miles / 175 nautical miles.

This is part of the triangle route KUL-LHR-PEN-KUL. Since this is a domestic sector, PEN-KUL on B744 is fully bookable. Cost exactly the same as as you would with the regular B734 services.


User currently offlineRedChili From Norway, joined Jul 2005, 2243 posts, RR: 4
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 5186 times:

How about the first A380 flight? Toulouse to Toulouse! 0 statute miles, 0 nautical milies, 0 kilometers!  Big grin


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User currently offlineOURBOEING From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 475 posts, RR: 0
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5044 times:

The only good one I can remember was the British Airways 744 flight from Phoenix to San Diego. It was a non-stop from London Gatwick to PHX and then to San Diego and back.

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User currently offlineRotate From Switzerland, joined Feb 2003, 1491 posts, RR: 16
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5026 times:

LX used to fly to LHR with the MD11 and the A332 not so long ago. very sadly they moved to the A321 for that short hopp.


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Pretty short hopp is also the 777 from LHR to NCE during peak times in summer.


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User currently offlineCornish From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2005, 8187 posts, RR: 54
Reply 16, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5008 times:

SIN-KUL with a SQ777 is only about 40 minutes. Don't know the mileage. MH does it with A330s I believe.


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User currently offline797 From Venezuela, joined Aug 2005, 1894 posts, RR: 27
Reply 17, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 4961 times:

A bit of time ago, Varig used to do GRU - CCS - AUA, with a 777, being CCS - AUA the shortest route I've heard of.

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User currently offlineBmacleod From Canada, joined Aug 2001, 2259 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4895 times:

AC used to have a 74E flight YOW-YUL-LHR from 1996-1998. The YUL stopover was to pickup more passengers and cargo. Even though, it's still a 40 minute flight on a 744!!!


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User currently offlineYOW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 4863 times:

YOW-YYZ at 364 km / 197 nm and YUL-YYZ at 508 km / 274 nm are both fairly short routes with widebody flights on AC.

User currently offlineChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4092 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4812 times:

The qualification wasn't passenger or freight, so I'll chime in with a FedEx A300-600 that goes from Indianapolis to Manchester (NH) each afternoon, then goes 47 miles down to Boston. I'm not sure why FedEx does this, unless the plane shares a load between Manchester and Boston.

Chris in NH


User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 4780 times:

In March of 1996 I flew BOS-PHL on Swiss Air on a B747-357. Most passengers coming from ZRH deplaned at BOS so the flight to PHL was pretty empty, with only about 50 pax onboard. I don't think you could actually buy a ticket for this short flight.

Also did Air Canada YUL-YYZ on a B767M a few years ago.

DEN


User currently offlinePersotvik From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4731 times:

RG operate AMS-CDG with their MD11's. 248 miles/ 399 km. I tried the flight this summer and you are airborne about 40-45 minutes depending on the traffic and the speed is reduced all the way. We were flying max 25 000 ft.


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User currently offlineMiguelss From Colombia, joined Jul 2005, 84 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4702 times:

Some time ago, DL used to fly ATL-MCO on 777, but it appears to have been changed for 767. That was one of the few chances to fly 777 intra-USA.

User currently offlineCambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 5
Reply 24, posted (8 years 11 months 1 week 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 4717 times:

Quoting Rotate (Reply 15):
LX used to fly to LHR with the MD11 and the A332 not so long ago. very sadly they moved to the A321 for that short hopp.

Maybe I am wrong, but someone at LX told me that Swiss stopped the daily widebody flight from ZRH as part of the agreement with BA when they began codesharing to GVA and BSL, buying up some of LX's slots.

Could this be true, and if so why would BA insist on this? Perhaps to reduce connection competition from LX?


25 48V : Also in the running is DL's ATL-JAX. At 234nm it isn't the absolute shortest (although it may be the shortest in the U.S. that you can buy a ticket on
26 Post contains images Smokescreen : Obviously no longer being flown, but Eastern used to fly YYZ to BUF with Tristars - according to Google Earth this is less than 70 miles so I think th
27 MarshalN : I am not sure, but is there a route in Japan that is pretty short too? I seem to remember they fly some of the shortest domestic 747 routes anywhere..
28 EI321 : DUB to SNN is about 138 miles/220 km Scheduled serviced flown by: EI - 332/333 CO - 764/3 and rarely 777 DL - 763 and sometimes 777 AC - 762 US - 762
29 Avianca : LH intra german routes served with A300 are really short (FRA-DUS, FRA-MUC, FRA-HAM or FRA-TXL .... but FRA-DUS is the shortest....) regards Avianca
30 RCS763AV : AV flies BOG-CLO on 767-200ER twice a week as part of the twice weekly BOG-CLO-MAD service which was recently added to the daily BOG-MAD service. Its
31 Brokenrecord : I don't have the distance, but the BA service between BAH and DOH is very short, and is done with a 777.
32 ZSOFN : KL 763 AMS - LHR Also BA used to fly JNB-DUR as an extended leg on flight 57/56 from LHR, operated with a 744
33 AAFLT1871 : with a UA 777 earlier this year that flew from IAD-ADW for a distance of 33 miles to pick up the press and fly them down to LIT for Clinton's Library
34 An-225 : UA used to send DC-10s from DEN to OMA, BIL and COS. That's pretty short! Alex.
35 B744F : UPS flies a 767-300ERF from KSAN to KLAX
36 Dougloid : The MD11s that were delivered to Swissair took off from LGB and landed at LAX...from there they loaded up with about 25,000 pounds of broccoli that's
37 AlitaliaMD11 : The A340-300 and -600 have flown on the Puente Aero (MAD-BCN) more then a few times.
38 MGASJO : It is also seasonally operated with a 777!
39 Dalavia : I have flown on a United Airlines Boeing 747 from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, a distance of 142 miles according to Great Circle Mapper. It was the fir
40 Paddy78 : Yup, UA DC10, DEN-COS, a whopping 15 mintues and 70 some miles. Sad thing is that these trips were specifically run to crush Western Pacific...did a
41 Post contains links and images WestIndian425 : There used to be Air Jamaica flights between MBJ and KIN on the A310's. That flight was only 12 minutes. View Large View MediumPhoto © Nigel O. Princ
42 AirAmericaC46 : Nothing beats the SR MD-11 segment Brazzaville-Kinshasa in the early 90s. The flight crosses the Congo River in a few minutes. Any other wide bodied f
43 Illusion : I flew with Turkish Airlines A340 between IST ESB... 227 Miles... Flight was 40 min...
44 Mats : Why on earth would Eastern fly from Toronto to Buffalo? And with an L1011? What was that all about?
45 Post contains images Rossbaku : Doesn't Thailand's One-Two-Go! Fly BKK > HKT with a 747-200 /300 series? RossBaku
46 Cschleic : "The old route BAH>DHA was only 30 miles, 54 to DMM now, expect there was aircraft upgrades (pre-Causeway days) at holiday periods." KLM still has a B
47 Dc8jet : I flew an Eastern A300 FLL-MIA back in the early 1980's. I know this doesn't count but I have also seen 747 freighters clearing customs at DTW and the
48 AJO : Sabena (SN) flew the BZV-FIH sector with the 743, a staggering 14 nm.[Edited 2005-09-17 17:57:23]
49 COEWR2587 : If diversion's count, then we did CLE-EWR on a 762 b/c of a fuel issue which required a stop from our LAX-EWR flight plan.
50 LPLAspotter : Do you (or anybody else) know the turnaround time for this flight? MRU to RUN gets frequent widebody service from MK (767-200s and A340-300), and Air
51 Boeing744 : AC also operates that route with a 762.
52 KL642 : Back in 1975 I flew an SR 747 JFK-GVA-ZRH.
53 Usair320 : since when did US send a 762 SNN-DUB???????????????????
54 CV580Freak : KUL-SIN on SQ747 only 185 miles, shuttle flights every 40 minutes at peak times, no seat allocation, grab a numbered ticket and await your number to g
55 AF022 : This discussion comes up regularly. I think ET operates a 767 with the routing ADD-FIH-BZV-ADD. The FIH-BZV sector is only 16 miles.
56 Post contains images CV580Freak : 16 miles, do you get a drink Not much point in pulling up the gear ....
57 Post contains links ZSOFN : Wide body on short finals I think I win.[Edited 2005-09-18 05:28:23]
58 ETStar : Yup... unfortunately it does not carry pax, ie no 5th. It is or will become a triangle route this winter, going ADD-BZV-FIH-ADD. ET also did DAR-ZNZ
59 Soups : During the civil war in beirut we use to fly from an airport North of Tripoli to Beirut. i believe on a 747 Not sure maybe the MEA fans can confirm th
60 Byrdluvs747 : What? Is this in Y only?
61 EI321 : Its related to a stupid govt aviation 'policy' in Ireland commonly known as the 'SNN stopover' which states that any airline wishing to serve Ireland
62 CV580Freak : F and J were bookable, Y was first come first served but with flights every 40 minutes or so you would either get on SQ or Malaysian.
63 Post contains links and images Dogfighter2111 : Highland Express Airways used to fly: PIK-BHX using a B747-100. Total of 241 Miles. Is it surprising that the airline only lasted 8 months with that t
64 Wdleiser : Didn't American once have a DC-10 route... like San Francisco to Oakland? Then it went on to Tokyo or something like that?
65 MAH4546 : This winter, American Airlines will once again fly A300s on Miami-Orlando 2x daily. At 191mi, not only is it the shortest ticketable US domestic wideb
66 Positiverate : Surely UA or AA has more intra-US 777 flights... I remember flying a DL 767 once from MIA to FLL; it was the last leg of an ATL-MIA-FLL routing that
67 PRGLY : on 15feb98 I was supposed to cover incoming LY charter to KLU with 744 4XELA and bird later continued to LNZ to pick other pax up for TLV. It is 111 m
68 Post contains links and images PipoA380 : The ZRH-GVA leg of the BKK-ZRH-GVA-ZRH-BKK flight that TG used to do was only 125 miles long and they did that with a Boeing 747-400... Incredible! I
69 Speedbird747 : SR used to fly ZRH-GVA with their 747's... The flight continued on to JFK. That was from the 1970s to the early 1990s. Cheers
70 Post contains links and images NWOrientDC10 : TWA Flight 702 was a red eye that operated LAX-JFK-PHL using a L1011 (It was then operated with a 767 when the L1011's were retired). The JFK-PHL leg
71 Post contains images PipoA380 : Aaah... the good old times! Philippe
72 Jpyvr : Sometime in the early 1980s I'm quite sure I flew a DC10 of Western Airlines from LAX to FLL on a routing LAX-MIA-FLL. The MIA-FLL routing was basical
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