Bruce From United States of America, joined May 1999, 5025 posts, RR: 17 Posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 1026 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
MJC777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 8, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 717 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!
Hawaiian717 From United States of America, joined May 1999, 3090 posts, RR: 8 Reply 9, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 714 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).
Darrell From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 236 posts, RR: 0 Reply 11, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 709 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"
DFW-JETS From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 14, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 695 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......
VIflyer From US Virgin Islands, joined May 1999, 493 posts, RR: 0 Reply 16, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 695 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.
Canadian747400 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 17, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 697 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.
FLY777UAL From United States of America, joined May 1999, 4510 posts, RR: 3 Reply 18, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 18 hours ago) and read 717 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!
Purdue Cadet From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 20, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 17 hours ago) and read 696 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.
DC-10 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 24, posted (13 years 7 months 3 weeks 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 676 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 !