Boeing727 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 957 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 21 hours ago) and read 1539 times:
Probably not the shortest, but there are numerous flights between Cincinnati and Louisville flown by both Delta and UPS with B727 equipment. The flights are scheduled to last 40 minutes and are approx. 70 nm in distance. I have been on a Delta flight on this trip which lasted close to 20min.
Neilalp From United States of America, joined Apr 2000, 1034 posts, RR: 1
Reply 5, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 19 hours ago) and read 1490 times:
I was in hawaii last month and hawaiian air flew from molokai to lani a 7 min flight from take off to touch down and 13 gate to gate. This was in a DC 9-50 it was one of the shortest flight i bet i will fly in a jet.
Flygga From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 1466 times:
Delta up until a year or so ago had a B727 from SJC to OAK. It was a posistioning flight at the end of the day. Total time in the air was about 10 minutes. The flight would depart 30L at SJC, fly runway heading, climb and maintain 3000 until intercepting the 29 ILS localizer at OAK then a slight left turn and straight into OAK. This slight was also operated by an MD80 at times
Tom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 7, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 11 hours ago) and read 1448 times:
I rode a Continental 727-200 from MIA to FLL back in the early 80's. We took off from MIA's rwy 31, turned to 360 degrees, flew about 3 minutes on that heading, turned 90 degrees right, and landed on FLL's rwy 9L. Total flight time 6 to 8 minutes (18 air miles).
Tom in NO (at MSY)
"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
Capt.Fantastic From United States of America, joined Aug 1999, 768 posts, RR: 0
Reply 9, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 1450 times:
United used to fly 727s from SFO to OAK. This was (and probably still is) the shortest schedualed airline flight in the world, flown by a jet. Listed in the scheduale as 11 miles, and a flight time of :19 minutes. Upon departure, the plane didn't even raise its gear. In United's 10/31/86 scheduale, there are two flights across the bay:
MAC_Veteran From Taiwan, joined Jun 1999, 726 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (14 years 7 months 3 weeks 21 hours ago) and read 1383 times:
Continental Micronesia operates 727-200s on the GUM-SPN route in their shuttle operations between the two islands, flight time is less than 30 minutes, a distance of 145 miles. They also operated the DC-10-10 on this route.
A -REALLY- short one (not currently operated by jets) was the GUM-ROP (Rota Island) runs (15 miles?) with the 727-100/200. This was stopped due to an accident. Coral/asphalt runway surfacing (a popular road surface used in Micronesia) becomes like ice when wet, this material was used on the runway at ROP. A 727 slid off the runway at ROP in the late 80s/early 90s due to this and service switched to turboprops with Air Mike Express.