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Your Shortest Flight?  
User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5056 posts, RR: 15
Posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1411 times:

What is the shortest JET flight you have ever been on, or if you are a Pilot, have ever flown? It has to be a REGULARLY SCHEDULED flight, and it had to be on a JET type of aircraft - from a CRJ on up to 777. For me, two examples come to mind: MSY-IAH (310 mi.) in 49 minutes on a 757 and 737, and CLT-RIC (approx. 300 mi) in about 40 minutes on an F100 and a 737-400.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
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User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5056 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1144 times:

Oh, another example that comes to mind is FLL-MCO, which is about 250 miles, don't know what type of jet though.


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlineTygue From Canada, joined Jul 1999, 222 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1136 times:

Vancouver-Kelowna was a 15 - 25 minutes flight, in a 737-200.

 

Tygue


User currently offlineAnsett767 From Australia, joined May 1999, 1021 posts, RR: 2
Reply 3, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1124 times:

Sydney to Canberra
45 minutes
Saab


User currently offlineMdsmith11 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1122 times:

Hi Bruce (Waving)!!

A number of airlines operate from SEA to PDX. Not sure what the miles are but it takes a mere 20-25 minutes.

US Air express at one time and may still have a flight from BWI-DCA. That was my only airliner jump seat ride. Unfortunately it was only 11 minutes airtime 


User currently offlineMish1234 From Canada, joined Jun 1999, 298 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1116 times:

Yeah probley my shortest flight....
hmm. was on a Boeing 707-300 EL AL
from Eliat to Tel Aviv.....
Bout 35-45min. I was reallllllllllllllyyyyyyyy young..
 
Like really young.. becuase EL AL havent used a 707 for a while now... but I remeber a bit of that flight..
Yep I flew on a 707.


User currently offlineJETPILOT From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3130 posts, RR: 29
Reply 6, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1119 times:

Philidelphia to La Guardia. 22 minutes.Climb to 10,000 feet 10 minute cruise, then back down.

User currently offlineScottPhillips From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1105 times:

PHX to TUS.... 11 minutes....

Airbuses, 737's, CRJ's, and 757's are used on that route by America West, United and Delta!!!


User currently offlineMJC777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

I might have the record here. Last year when I flew to Korea on a World Airways MD-11(military charter), we were supposed to land at Suwan Air Base, but it was fogged in, so we were diverted to Kimpo. After 5 hours on the ground, we finally departed for Suwon. Flight time, 6 minutes. We climbed to 6,000 and that was it. If you blinked, you missed the flight!

Peace
Mike


User currently offlineHawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3195 posts, RR: 7
Reply 9, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1099 times:

Honolulu to Molokai, Hawaii (HNL-MKK) on a Hawaiian Airlines DC-9-51. 54 miles. They apologized because the flight was too short to serve drinks - I don't remember the exact flight time. I have also done the route in a Dash 7 (Hawaiian), ATR-42 (Mahalo Air) and Cessna 402 (Air Molokai).

User currently offlineMdsmith11 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 194 posts, RR: 1
Reply 10, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1091 times:

Hey, I spent a year at Kunsan and visiteed Osan nearly every weekend so I know exactly where your talking about! I've also driven from Osan to Suwon and have taken over 3 hours!!!

User currently offlineDarrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1094 times:

Alaska Airlines has a flight every day from Petersburg to Wrangell, Alaska (and one in the other direction). 35 miles and about 20 minutes. I used to take the flight several times a summer. It originated in Seattle and went to Ketchikan, Wrangell, Petersburg, Juneau, Yakatat, Cordova, and ended up in Anchorage. It was known as the "milk run"


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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1090 times:

Ottawa-Montreal in a BAE-142, 35 min. Wardair used to fly Winnipeg to Kenora in a 737, can't remember flight time though.

User currently offlineDazed767 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5498 posts, RR: 51
Reply 13, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1088 times:

STT to STX on a Delta 757 which was around 20-25 min? Or HNL to OGG on a Aloha 737-200 which was 20 min.

User currently offlineDFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 20 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

I recall flying on a Hawaiian DC-9-50 from Molokai Hawaii to Lani Hawaii, Captain said flying time would be 11-12 minutes..........It was... I also remember as a kid flying between Lax-Bur and Lax-Sna, Bur-Ont on Hughes Airwest with flying times all under 15 minutes......

User currently offlineNAL757 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1083 times:

SAN-LAX in 17 minutes. It was on CO, but I don't remember which type of aircraft. I was going home on military leave and it was quite a few years ago.

NAL757


User currently offlineVIflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 500 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1080 times:

San Juan (SJU) to St. Thomas (STT) it's about 16 minitues long mostly on AA 757 and 727. On American Eagle the flight is listed as 25 min. It seems as is as soon as the plane levels off it's time to decend.


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User currently offlineCanadian747400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 17, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1082 times:

I have two flights. One was three years ago from Toronto (YYZ) to Windsor (YQG) on a Vista Jet 737-200. The airline lasted only one summer, and then folded. (Prices were too low, I guess - only $52 Round-trip in Canadian Dollars!) That flight was about 50 minutes. The other flight is not a regularily scheduled flight, but I feel it's worth mentioning anyways. That was on a Canadian Airlines 767-300 two weeks ago. Canadian had a charity flight from YYZ to Niagra Falls and back to YYZ, staying up in the air about 45 minutes, going over the falls, and then returning to Toronto. I also got a great view of the C.N. Tower and Skydome! This was the 21st year that Canadian has had this charity flight, and I sure hope that they will be around for a 22nd year.

User currently offlineFLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4512 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1102 times:

SFO-OAK. There were three pax on the flight: my mom and me, and a businessman. The FA's thought we were crazy, but hey...when you have to go, you have to go! The businessman took the flight because he would be credited with 500mi. in Mileage Plus!

FLY777UAL


User currently offlineBruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5056 posts, RR: 15
Reply 19, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1079 times:

Since a plane burns the most fuel at takeoff it doesn't make sense to fly such short flights! It seems that it happens more than i realized. Are the airlines crazy?


Bruce Leibowitz - Jackson, MS (KJAN) - Canon 50D/100-400L IS lens
User currently offlinePurdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 1081 times:

Mine is by no means the shortest, but for such a large plane it's worth mentioning. On more than one occasion, I have taken American DC-10s LAX-SAN. The flight is 100 miles, and cruise altitude is 7-8 thousand feet. On one occassion, I was on the flight with just me and my sister in First Class, Business Class and the main cabin were totally empty. With more flight attendants than passengers, the service was extremely attentive considering the flight was only about 25 minutes (the length due to ATC constraints and the 250 kt. speed limit on flights at such low altitudes). I've also flown this route on a 767 and a 757, but now it's all Saab 340Bs.

User currently offlineMegatop From Denmark, joined May 1999, 348 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 1073 times:

I flew an a Sempatir Air F70, from Mataram, Lombok to Denpasar, Bali. The flight is 60 mi. The plane even had PTV in each seat.

Can you beat that ?


User currently offlineGranite From UK - Scotland, joined May 1999, 5568 posts, RR: 63
Reply 22, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 14 hours ago) and read 1062 times:
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I have had a few short flight like pleasure etc, but the shortest scheduled flight was from Aberdeen to Edinburgh on an Air UK Fokker F27.

Flight was about 20 minutes.

Regards
Gary Watt
Aberdeen, Scotland


User currently offlineSashA From Russia, joined May 1999, 861 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 1065 times:

I've been several times on BA's shuttle flights London - Glasgow and London - Edinburgh. Planes were B737 and B757. Flight duration about 50 mins.

Also, London - Glasgow by AirUK on BAe147 - around 1 hour and Fokker 100.

But the shortest was on a Aeroflot's Tu-154B-2 with flight time of 40 mins. Yakutsk - Mirniy (two cities in Siberia).

Alex Alexeyev



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User currently offlineDC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (14 years 11 months 3 weeks 6 days 12 hours ago) and read 1061 times:

my shortest flight was from LAX to San Diego on an Alaska MD-83, returning on an American 767-200. I forget the mileage, but it was a 20 minute flight. Driving it is about 2 hours at the most from the LA area

25 Montenegro : I flown with a scheduled Montenegro Airlines flight from Podgorica to Bari and it was some 30' flight, but in late summer 1990 I flown on an Aviogenex
26 Boeing757/767 : Several Caribbean hops I've done, all on AA: San Juan-St. Thomas (on Hartford-San Juan-St. Thomas route) St. Maarten-Antigua (From JFK) Martinique-Gua
27 CV990 : My experience is Lisbon/Faro. It takes 30 minutes sharp from pushback until final stop! Actual flight is about 15 minutes, during that time TAP serve
28 B777 : YVR-SEA on a Horizon Dash 8. That was a 45 minute flight. Very short considering that it takes two hours if you drove there! James
29 LH423 : 1). Continental Airlines MD-82 EWR-BOS =39min 2). American Airlines Fokker 100 MSP-ORD =40min 3). American Eagle Shorts 360 STX-SJU =46min 4) American
30 Rombac111 : Hello...If i understood well, you are discussing about the shortest flight (in time), right ?I have not read all posts, but i will tell you anyway...I
31 Kaitak : Here's a short one - in a big plane! Aer Lingus operates widebodies from Dublin to Shannon and back and has done ever since '71 when it got 747s. Up t
32 SVG : Stavanger-Bergen on a Braathens 737-400. It is only a 20 min. flight, but still it is a very busy route with 15-20 daily jet flights in each direction
33 Ilyushin96M : The shortest flight I ever took in a jet-powered aircraft was about 40 minutes from Phoenix to San Diego. This was back in 1982, and it was a Delta L1
34 Ducker : In 1986, flew Bahamasair 73S, NAS-TPA-MCO. NAS-TPA was 1:15, but from TPA-MCO was 12 minutes. I'd guess about 8,000 ft at max. The flight followed I-4
35 ATL Traveller : Delta operates a daily CRJ flight from Atlanta to Macon... about 79 miles.
36 Kohflot : Abu Simbel-Aswan, Egypt.. just under 20 minutes.
37 Dufo : Mine was Honololu to Lihue (Kauai) in an Aloha 737-200, 15 minutes. Jernej
38 YX777 : My shortest flight was only 23 mins from MKE-ORD on United Express BAe146-200 !
39 50c2r : TUL-ICT 20 MINS LEAR24
40 Leo-ERJ : Shortest 'commercial jet powered' flight I took was from Canberra-Albury-Woodonga (Australia) on a ERJ-145 on its demo tour close to 20 min. But regul
41 ValujetMD-81 : The shortest flight i've ever been on. would have to be Airtran Airways w/ a Boeing DC-9-30 It was loud, but I manged...
42 JetboyTWA : My shortest flight was a TWA 727 from Miami to Fort Lauderdale, about a 15 minute flight, our highest altitude was 6,000feet... -Ryan P.
43 Boeing 777-400 : DC-9 DTW-LAN 40 min 70 miles DTW-FNT 20 min 40 miles
44 Eastern L1011 : How 'bout SYR to ROC Delta 737-200, 17 minutes.
45 Timz : Years ago (maybe fifteen?) the aircraft for United's morning flights from Oakland to ORD and DEN would overnight in SFO, where UA has their maintenanc
46 AWA757 : 20 min. flight from Lihue to Honolulu, about 100 miles in Hawaiian Air DC-9-50. Finish your in flight beverage quickly or they'll take it away from yo
47 Luftaom : My shortest jet one would have to be AMSterdam-HAMburg about 40 mins there in a F70 back in a 733 and the shortest scheduled one would have to be Bris
48 Matt. : One of the shorter flights has to be the Bahrain - Dhahran route in the Persian Gulf.. Takes between 10-15 minutes... I made this flight back in 1985
49 PresRDC : Although not the shortest, I often fly from South Bend to Chicago and back. Total flight time is 20 mins and both United Express and American Eagle fl
50 Seatrumpeter : Regularly scheduled flights : Honolulu to Lihue, Honolulu to Kahului - both 737-300s, both under 20 mins flight time. Snn-Dub, is 68nm, operated by se
51 Mike : For scheduled and regular flights, I think it's one the best: Swissair operates at least 11 GVA-ZRH and 15 ZRH-GVA in jets (Airbus A319 up to MD11(!))
52 AM : Mexican carrier AeroMexico flies daily between Reynosa and Matamoros using MD-80 or DC-9 aircraft. Both cities border with the state of Texas. The dis
53 DeltAirlines : My shortest Jet flight was Boston - LaGuardia on the Delta Shuttle. The flight was about 200 miles and took 45 minutes on a 727-232. Jeff
54 ATA757 : My shortest flight was on a Comair CRJ from Indianapolis (IND) to Cincinnati (CVG); Delta also offers MD-88 service on the 20 minute/100 mile flight.
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