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User currently offlineAirplanenut From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 659 posts, RR: 1
Posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12326 times:

I just booked PHL-BOS on US and was pleasantly surprised to find out I'll be on a 757 for a flight that's less than an hour in the air (~300 miles). I'm also impressed that they can support this route hourly through at least half the day, with an A320 if not a 757.

At least in the US, big planes don't usually take short routes (unlike Japan, where 747s can shuttle people within the country).

What other flights have very large planes for the relatively short distance?


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User currently offlineEGBJ From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2007, 498 posts, RR: 4
Reply 1, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12312 times:

In the UK...a 757 sometimes serves the LHR - MAN flight (151 miles)

User currently offlineMkorpal From United States of America, joined Aug 2005, 90 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12300 times:

I flew on a DL flight between ATL and MIA on a 767-300 a few years back. I'm not sure if they still use it today, but I think they still use one between ATL and FLL.

User currently offlineCOEI2007 From Vanuatu, joined Jan 2007, 1912 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12230 times:

DUB-SNN on EI is with an A330-200/300. DL also flies the 763/764, CO the 752 (summer only), AA 763 (winter only) and AC 762 (june to sept) on the same route but you cant buy tickets on the DUb-SNN leg!

User currently offlineSfuk From Canada, joined Sep 2005, 162 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 12208 times:

I saw a UA 744 operating DEN-ORD in Feb, not sure if it's still going?

Stu


User currently offlineBMIFlyer From UK - England, joined Feb 2004, 8810 posts, RR: 58
Reply 5, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12193 times:

DXB - DOH has A345s, A346s, 772s, 773s Big grin

It's only 230 miles or so  Smile


Lee



Sometimes You Can't Make It On Your Own
User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 6, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12148 times:

Quoting EGBJ (Reply 1):
In the UK...a 757 sometimes serves the LHR - MAN flight (151 miles)

The 757s were standard on all BA UK Shuttle flights from the arrival of the type with BA until the early part of this decade.

They often had a second on standby in the days when they guaranteed a seat if you turned up on time and I've regularly flown on a 757 back up LHR - MAN or vv with 20 or less on board.


User currently offlineFlyDeltaJets87 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12125 times:

You'll find this on quite a few ATL-Florida routes on DL as well as some cities in neighboring states.
ATL-JAX has a few daily 767-300's on the route, as well as 757's.
ATL-MCO has 767-300s and 767-400s and at one time had 777s and MD-11s on the route.
In the past, I've been on a 767-300 for both CVG-ATL and BWI-ATL.

**On this note, I'll be flying TPA-ATL (407 miles) on a 767-300 this coming Friday evening.  biggrin 

AA operates 757's to a few cities in Florida from MIA. They also send a few A300 to MCO from MIA, which is only 192 miles. The ironic part is when I flew MIA-MCO on an A300 last year, someone made this same observation getting on the plane at MIA for MCO. They were surprised they were getting a "big jet" for such a short flight.


User currently offlineAJO From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 577 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12081 times:

AMS-LHR-AMS, operated with an Airbus A330 once a day by KL.

RG used to fly CDG-AMS-CDG with an MD11 as a tag on to GRU-CDG-GRU



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User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 11701 posts, RR: 60
Reply 9, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 12017 times:

Quoting AJO (Reply 8):
RG used to fly CDG-AMS-CDG with an MD11 as a tag on to GRU-CDG-GRU

They also used to do LHR-CPH-LHR.

Other regulars I can think of;

JNB-CPT with SAA on types like the A342, 343, 346 and 744
MAD-LPA/TFN on IB with their A340's.
MAD-FRA on IB with an A340

Not to mention loads of short hops throughout the middle east with larger aircraft and in South East Asia region. It's very common in most countries there and much of Asia.


Dan Smile



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User currently offlineBuckieboy From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 11992 times:

All

MH use 330s and SQ 777s between SIN and KUL; 185 miles.

Cheers

BB


User currently offline777jaah From Colombia, joined Jan 2006, 1403 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11909 times:

Daily AV 757 for BOG-MDE-BOG and BOG-CLO-BOG, the first one only 25 min and the later 30 min.

Also, there's a 762 for BOG-CLO, which continues to MAD, but still part of their netwokrk, as you can book it without any problem, also on the way back CLO-BOG.

JAAH



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User currently offlineBCA2005 From India, joined Sep 2005, 247 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11856 times:

DEL - ATQ 257mi AI 777
BAH - DOH 91mi BA 744/777


User currently offlineSketty222 From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 1778 posts, RR: 3
Reply 13, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11802 times:

If theres been disruption in LON sometimes BA use 777's on the domestic routes, MAN-LHR being the shortest

Lee



There's flying and then there's flying
User currently offlineRAFVC10 From Spain, joined Sep 2005, 1980 posts, RR: 6
Reply 14, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 11762 times:
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BCN-MAD in Puente Aereo schedule once a day with IB 343 / 346 equipment.

ORY-AJA in summer schedule season with AF / SS 744.

LIS-OPO with 313 or 343 in connection with transatlantic flights.

As my colleague PlymSpotter said, MAD-TFN, MAD-LPA, MAD-FRA and MAD-LHR with 343 / 346 equipment.

ROM-MIL with 752 of Air Italy, 332 of Eurofly and 763 of Blue Panorama (in connection with long-haul flights...)

EZE-SCL with 343 of Swiss.

ALC-BCN with AV 762's.

(...)



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User currently offlineDesertAir From Mexico, joined Jan 2006, 1480 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11719 times:

US uses Airubs A319 (?) for a daily flight between PHX and TUS. The flight is about 20 minutes or less in the air.
A one time, UA used 737s between Stockton, CA and Modesto, CA which is all of 30 miles. At one time there were a number of flights between Oakland and San Francisco, CA.


User currently offlineCastleIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11660 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 15):
At one time there were a number of flights between Oakland and San Francisco, CA.

My Brother-in-Law claims he flew OAK-SFO-ORD on either a DC-10 or 747 years back. He said the first leg was about 6 minutes of flight that would have been shorter if they hadn't had to circle so much to line up for the approach.


User currently offlineKevinSmith From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11642 times:

The two that came to mind for me were
KLM 767-300 AMS-LHR

NWA DC-10 MSP-DTW.
Granted both are no more


User currently offlinePhilb From Ireland, joined May 1999, 2915 posts, RR: 13
Reply 18, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11629 times:

Years ago Continental scheduled several flights a day using a DC9 between Houston Hobby and Houston International, the flight usually being operated by an Emerald DC9-15 in Continental's Houston Proud colours.

User currently offlineGr8Circle From Canada, joined Dec 2005, 3130 posts, RR: 4
Reply 19, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 11615 times:

Quoting DesertAir (Reply 15):
US uses Airubs

I know that's a typo, but a good one nevertheless...lightens things up....  Big grin


User currently offlineLitz From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 1788 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11590 times:
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Quoting CastleIsland (Reply 16):

My Brother-in-Law claims he flew OAK-SFO-ORD on either a DC-10 or 747 years back. He said the first leg was about 6 minutes of flight that would have been shorter if they hadn't had to circle so much to line up for the approach.

This was United on a 747... and was essentially a ferry from the MX facility at OAK, to SFO to launch the intercontinental.

Although it was a ferry, they did sell seats, and it was a popular flight for Frequent Flyer's needing mileage segments.

You could literally park at OAK, hop the 10 minute flight, and ride BART back to OAK.

Sometimes, if the winds and traffic patterns cooperated, you didn't even circle - it was lift off on one side of the bay, and touchdown on the other, no need to even raise the gear.

- litz


User currently offlineDavidkunzVIE From Austria, joined Mar 2007, 431 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11555 times:

LH is using their AB6s on domestic routes (mainly FRA, MUC, DUS, TXL) and intra-European routes.
And I miss the days when SR were using 332s and M11s to LHR...



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User currently offlineGyojoo From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 24 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11548 times:

I flews couple times from Detroit to Lansing Capital City airport (79 miles) on NW DC-9
One of those flights had total of 6 people including myself.

I guess NW find it cheaper to use DC9 there then using their CRJs


User currently offlineCOERJ145 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 1421 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11540 times:

NW uses an A320 between DTW and FNT, a distance of about 60 miles.

User currently offlineBWIA 772 From Barbados, joined May 2002, 2200 posts, RR: 2
Reply 24, posted (7 years 9 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 11543 times:

Caribbean Airlines POS BGI (214 miles) A343


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25 FelixSJU : AA 757 - SXM-SJU also Sun Country has been flying this route during the past few month. AA A-300 and 757 SDQ - SJU
26 EKSkycargo370 : Near enough all of EK's middle eastern routes?
27 Emptyarm : All HND-FUK flights are less than 2 hours and operated by, at least B763 All Nippon Airways NH 981 Haneda (HND), Tokyo, Japan Terminal D2 06:20 Fukuok
28 Post contains images KELPkid : AA Operated ELP-DFW and SAT-DFW with DC-10's until about 1993 or so...
29 JetBlueGuy2006 : Yeah, I fly on that one sometimes. LAN-DTW is a mix of DC-9, Saab and CRJ. ATL-TPA was a 767
30 CayMan : AC uses 762s, 763s, 333s and occasionally 343s on the YYZ YUL shuttle. And shortly they will be operating the 773 on the route, at least for awhile, t
31 Emptyarm : More asian big boys...All HKG-TPE flights are operated by 332, 343 and 744. Flight time is just one hour and a half
32 OceansWorld : When Swissair was still around I flew a number of times SR111 from GVA to ZRH with DC-10s, B747s or MD-11s.
33 Pilotaydin : flown ADB-IST on an A340 thy flown GVA-ZRH on a 747-300 swiss flown MCO-ATL on a 777 delta flew RUH-JED on A300, L1011, 747-300 saudia IST-ESB on A310
34 PHKLM : EZE-MVD with UA and AA 763 (124nm) GRU-GIG with JJ 332 (182nm) UIO-GYE with KL M11 (147nm) EZE-SCL is not a short flight and operated mainly with wide
35 Lostturttle : Flew on the MIA - MCO 757 last October, flight was full. Glad we made it as the next flight was the A300 and that was oversold! Lots of passengers co
36 CHRISBA777ER : We get Olympic A340-300 LHR-ATH Turkish A340-300 LHR-IST Lufthansa A300-605R LHR-FRA KLM - A330-200 LHR-AMS BA 767-300 LHR-MUC/DUS/ARN/CPH/PRG Cyprus
37 AIR757200 : AA #2146 (ORD-DTW)/AA #1904 (DTW-ORD) operates with a B757 (~235 miles?), alongside UA and NW. On Friday and Saturday though, EQP CHG had it to a 763.
38 Transair737 : AC once had 767 on the Toronto - Montreal route, don't know if it's still active. Also CP used to have a DC 10 that you could fly from YYC to YVR as i
39 SW733 : I've done ATL-TPA and ATL-RSW on 763's Also, I once flew a Turkish A310 between ESB and IST, which is only 228mi, as mentioned earlier Flew an awesom
40 JDAirCEO : I've done EZE-MVD and return many times on AA and typically you get a drink and pretzels before take off. Depending on the runway being used and direc
41 MCOflyer : That flight leaves MCO for MIA at about 0700 to connect to their Latin America destinations. Also the recent DXB closing have made some realitively s
42 Flyhighunited : UA flys a 747 between SYD & MEL
43 Ckfred : AA flies two 757 R/Ts on ORD-STL (258 miles) and one 757 R/T on DFW-AUS (183 miles).
44 BPS3458 : Flew on QF 744 between SYD and BNE last year in April. Believe flight continued on to LAX as I boarded at SYD Int'l Terminal and arrived at BNE Int'l
45 777law : I've done ATL-TPA on DL 763's and 764's a number of times. It's great and when the flight is empty you begin to wish TPA was about 3x farther from ATL
46 Post contains links BlueFlyer : ET704 CDG-BRU and ET705 BRU-CDG on a 767.... 140 nm or so If MX flights count, AA probably has the current record with flight 9652 on Jan 18. A 4-minu
47 CXfirst : plenty of QF 767 and some A332(?) between MEL and SYD. I know UA uses a 747, but that is really to LAX via SYD -CXfirst
48 LY777 : LY somtimes fly their 777s to Bucarest, Romania
49 Rineanna : EI serve the SNN-DUB route (around 45 mins) with an A330
50 Peh : Qantas is currently using a 747-300 on it's Perth to Sydney route, approximately 4 hours flying time. I'm almost 100% certain that this isn't the firs
51 Kevin752 : I flew HKG - BKK on a CX 747-400 ( 2.5 hr flight), TG BKK- CNX ( 1 Hr flight) and BKK HKG on a CX A330-300
52 LXA340 : They even used the 744's on some regular scheduled flights to LCA which has a flying time of like 25-30 mins. Somethimes for crew training purposes o
53 Icarus75 : DXB - BAH : A340 / A330 with roughly the same distance then DXB-DOH I think it is the same with Etihad, serving sometimes DXB - Abu Dhabi with A330
54 Timology : All of SQ intra asian flights. Besides that SIN-CGK is a very busy route. SQ: 777, 340 LH: 747 QR: 330 EK: 777 just to name a few.
55 BeechNut : AC were also known to run the 747 Classics and L1011s on that route. In fact I flew in both types on the Rapidair shuttles (400-series flights, not j
56 Post contains images Soups : ACC-LFW on 757 105 miles
57 OA260 : Years ago I flew LHR-ATH on Olympic Airways 747-200 when the Greek elections were on , was a cool experience. Also Olympic Airlines uses a A300 someti
58 Flytweed : I'll be on a 777 on UA this coming Monday from DEN to ORD....
59 Tjwgrr : Ones from the past I remember: ORD-DTW 234 miles AA 747 / DC10 UAL DC10 / 767 MIA-TPA 204 miles NW DC10 MSP-MKE 297 miles NW DC10 SJU-STT 68 miles AA
60 Ag92 : SIN - KUL, MH use to have a B747 flying that route, but now days we have UL, JL, MH, and SQ flying that route with everyone except MH not to operate w
61 Aarbee : Also BOM-AMD 275 mi , AI is flying B747(might have be discontinued temp.), B767, B777 and A310 regularly.
62 Sdkualeb : UA use to fly a DC-10 from DEN to COS years ago
63 USADreamliner : American Airlines and United Ezeiza-Montevideo ( a 40 min flight) with 767-300, and Pluna AEP-MVD with 757-200. The same route, years ago with KLM 747
64 Post contains images Jammin : I think to be fair to the thread starter we should list only flights that are not a scheduled continuation of longer segments (either at the start or
65 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : AA.com shows three of the 6 flights today between MCO and MIA are operated by A300s. One is operated by a 757 and two are operated by 737-800s. Yea,
66 STLGph : AA/TWA used to do 757's from St. Louis to Kansas City and Indianapolis. United has scheduled 757's from Indianapolis to Chicago. I flew Cincinnati to
67 AirFrnt : Even in Japan there is a effort to move away from big metal to something more frequency based. The 744's will be leaving the fleets, and will be repl
68 APP : Back in November 1979 I flew Miami - Freeport (112 miles according to Great Circle Mapper) on an Eastern L1011, and also the return flight on another
69 HUYguy : One of the LHR-AMS flights is operated by a 767 in the short-haul configuration. The flight is 231 miles.
70 Post contains links Viscount724 : I've been on at least 3 LX A330-200s and 1 A340-300 on the GVA-ZRH sector. Occasional substitutions on flights with heavy demand for longhaul connect
71 744 : Seasonal Flights: 1) QF 747-400 SFO-YVR 2) PR A343 SFO-YVR 3) PR A343 LAS-YVR 4) QF 747-400 JFK-LAX 5) CX 747-400 YVR-JFK 6) SV 747-400 IAD-JFK 7) CX
72 Sparklehorse12 : QF fly a 763 one time per day between BNE and SYD
73 Airpearl : It can't have been an A310, TG don't have them. More likely an A300-600? I guess we're quite lucky living out here in the Far East where there's an a
74 Post contains images VHXLR8 : QF have not one, but two SYD-PER flights a day on the 747 300s, and both are purely domestic. These are of course as well as the two daily MEL-PER fi
75 QF175 : Make that 3x daily 747-300s SYD-PER-SYD on SUN/MON/THU/FRI There is great demand for East Coast Australia - PER services... Cheers
76 VHXLR8 : Forgot about those ones dude! Yeah, the demand is just getting crazy now!! Interesting to see how the 743s are replaced on this route; the 763's just
77 ZK-NBT : NZ fly 772ER's CHC-AKL as part of NRT/KIX-CHC-AKL flights, they used to be 744's and 763's aswell. Several airlines fly wide bodies across the Tasman.
78 Pdxcof9 : DL uses a 752 between SLC and JAC. Only 1 hour in length and 205 miles.
79 FlyDeltaJets87 : They use them between ATL and SAV as well, only 214 miles. DL also runs at least one daily 757 between BHM and ATL, only 134 miles.
80 Airfrancejfk : North American Airlines, JFK-BWI & BWI-JFK with a Boeing 767-300.
81 MIASkies : Some that I know... AA: SJU-STT (757 & A300) SJU-SDQ (757 & A300) MIA-MCO (A300) MVD-EZE (763ER) IB (in the past..although a connecting stop for a lon
82 MIASkies : Couple more I remembered... LTU Miami-Ft.Myers (from Dusseldorf) : A333 & A332 EuroFly MIA-FPO (A332) (Originating in MXP)
83 FlyBoy84 : UA used to occasionally fly a DC-10 for STL-ORD. Never got to fly it. I did get to fly that route on TW with an L1011 in 1987. There were 50 people on
84 Cardiffairtaxi : I once did a CWL-BRS-CFU on an Inter European 757. I think on the CWL-BRS sector,there were about 20 of us,and took 7 minutes!
85 Post contains images RafflesKing : I've done BWI-PHL on a 757...a whopping 88 miles! 35 minutes to wait for the deicing crew, 20 minute flight
86 Floridaflyboy : I remember for a while there, UA used the 757 on BIL to DEN. That was almost exactly an hour.
87 Briboy : Hi It was awhile ago, but PW used to operate a 762 on YYC-YXE -- 281 nm is not that short, but given Saskatoon was not even 180,000 people at the time
88 Post contains images FlyDeltaJets87 : I know that feeling. CLT-GSO. 19 minute flight.
89 Travatl : When we (AirTran) started PIT-PHL, US responded with a coupla A330 roundtrips....
90 Aarbee : Oh! My gosh! That's nasty. U're so close and then still too far.
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