Skaggs From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 151 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 6258 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......
ChrisNH From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 4383 posts, RR: 2
Reply 20, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5540 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.
DENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 5508 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.
Persotvik From Norway, joined Nov 1999, 274 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5459 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.
Cambrian From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2003, 619 posts, RR: 4
Reply 24, posted (10 years 4 months 3 weeks 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 5445 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?
: 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
: 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
: 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..
: 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
: 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
: 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
: I don't have the distance, but the BA service between BAH and DOH is very short, and is done with a 777.
: 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
: 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
: UA used to send DC-10s from DEN to OMA, BIL and COS. That's pretty short! Alex.
: UPS flies a 767-300ERF from KSAN to KLAX
: 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
: The A340-300 and -600 have flown on the Puente Aero (MAD-BCN) more then a few times.
: It is also seasonally operated with a 777!
: 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
: 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