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What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?  
User currently offlineGhost77 From Mexico, joined Mar 2000, 5226 posts, RR: 51
Posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2488 times:

When I was a more little I remember tacking a B727 from MX on MEX-ACA route.. about (35minutes)/200NM.. and I have repeated that flight like 5 times with different airlines... including the extint Taesa.

On next days hope I can fly to PBC (Puebla) 45nm away from MEX or TLC (Toluca) 40nm away from here.. I´ll try the ATR42 from Aeromar.

What about your shortest flight??

 Smile/happy/getting dizzy


Ricardo Morales - flyAPM - ¡No es que maneje rapido, solo estoy volando lento!
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User currently offlineSeb146 From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 11764 posts, RR: 15
Reply 1, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2430 times:

I flew on a Horizon Metro III from PSC to PDT once. The flight was about 15 minutes and we landed with a thunder storm near PDT, so the wind was knocking us around. Gotta love the flying sewer tube....


Life in the wall is a drag.
User currently offlineDragon-wings From United States of America, joined Apr 2001, 3990 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2408 times:

Southwest ISP-PVD was around 30 minutes flight time


Don't give up don't ever give up - Jim Valvano
User currently offlineUSAirways A319 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2404 times:

USAirways CLT-CAE, only about 23 minutes flying time

User currently offlineAhlfors From Canada, joined Oct 2000, 1347 posts, RR: 5
Reply 4, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2397 times:

PTP-ANU abut 15 minutes, 62 miles, Air Guadeloupe ATR 72.

Thomas
hhtp://www.managair.org


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 32
Reply 5, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2395 times:

It'll take something really short to beat this one:

Continental 727-200 from Fort Lauderdale to Miami, and back again. This was in the early 80's when CO ran a DEN-MIA-FLL flight. Only 18 air miles, perhaps 5 minutes flying time.

Tom in NO (at MSY)



"The criminal ineptitude makes you furious"-Bruce Springsteen, after seeing firsthand the damage from Hurricane Katrina
User currently offlineIronminds From Australia, joined Apr 2001, 556 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2393 times:

a few minutes from iad to dca ... we had been diverted because of a heavy storm cell, and then it cleared and we flew back over to reagan national. this was on the usair shuttle from lga.

User currently offlineThomacf From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 542 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2375 times:

NW, DTW-TOL, a total flying time of 9 min. it was supposed to be 15. The time from gate to gate took nearly 1 1/2 hours. I suggest driving instead or just get picked up in Detroit

User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 9 hours ago) and read 2371 times:

DUS-BRU with SN (ARJ) about 20 Min.

Patrick


User currently offlineIsland From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2357 times:

My shortest flight would be YST-YIV, 4mins, 7NM in a Metro II.

User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6229 posts, RR: 11
Reply 10, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 2351 times:

From PSE to BQN, the flying time took 10 minutes and it was on a Carnival/Pan Am A300.
Chepos



Fly the Flag!!!!
User currently offlineDc863 From Denmark, joined Jun 1999, 1558 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

Shortest flight for me was in 1971 between MIA-FLL only 15 minutes. It was on a Northeast DC-9-30.

User currently offlineFly_emirates From United Arab Emirates, joined Oct 2000, 1046 posts, RR: 9
Reply 12, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2340 times:

as a passenger

DXB-DOH

DOH-DXB

45 minitues flight on an Airbus300-600ER


User currently offlineSerge From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 1989 posts, RR: 2
Reply 13, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2336 times:

ISN - DIK and back on a Beech 1900.... 20 minute flight

User currently offlineNW-ELITE From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 7 hours ago) and read 2333 times:

HOU-IAH on CO733. Less than 30 minutes long.

User currently offlineFlyf15 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2329 times:

I believe I have you all beat for jet airliners...  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

CLE-BKL, Continental 737-500 ferry flight...9nm, scheduled 4mins if I remember correctly.


User currently offlinePATM04 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 57 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

The shortest I ever had was a 1hr. CVG to BWI, I know its not the shortest flight there is but the shortest I've ever had.

User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

phx-tus only about 19 minutes!


Come fly with US
User currently offlineCX777 From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 154 posts, RR: 3
Reply 18, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2325 times:

Some of my shorter flights...
Air Seychelles..... Mahe-Pralin Dash7? 14 mins!
China Southern.... CAN-HKG B777-200 19 mins!
United Airlines...... DEN-COS BAe 146 18 mins!

CX


User currently offlineNWAirlines From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 19, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2320 times:

Delta Air Lines
757-200
CMH-CVG
40 minutes


User currently offlineBlueJet From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 397 posts, RR: 4
Reply 20, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2323 times:

ive flown isp-pvd on WN also, 18 minutes

User currently offlineTsully From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 651 posts, RR: 4
Reply 21, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 2319 times:

OAK-SFO is about the shortest.


I love America. I guess that makes me Bush's poodle, but I'd rather be a dog in New York City than a prince in Riyadh.
User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3806 posts, RR: 29
Reply 22, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 2309 times:

RST-MSP on Ozark flight 910, April 30, 1974. The flight of 76 miles was operated by a DC-9, scheduled departure time 17:15, arrival 17:40. Total fare for my one-way ticket was $19.64 (18.18 base plus 1.46 tax) -- I still have the ticket, less flight coupon pulled, ticket jacket, and boarding pass from my shortest airline flight.
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User currently offlineAvilitigator From United States of America, joined Aug 2000, 214 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2294 times:

During the Thanksgiving holidays in 1993, I flew Tropic Air from San Pedro, Belize, to Belize City Municipal airport, 15 minutes in a Cessna Caravan. We had continuing service from the Municipal Airport to the Belize International (BZE), which took about 5 minutes. Ha!

San Pedro Island -- now that's a place to relax and go scuba diving. Anyone ever been there?


User currently offlineMiguel From Portugal, joined May 2001, 101 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (13 years 1 month 3 weeks 6 days 4 hours ago) and read 2295 times:

The shortest route I flew was from Funchal (LPFU-FUN)
to Porto Santo (LPPS-PST). It was TAP flight, usually operated by DH6. It was about 20 min. Once did that same route on a B727. Very nice flight, flying at 5000ft
over the sea for about 10 min.
Today that route is operated by a SH36.
Miguel


25 Cx340 : LAX-SAN on United A320. It was about 18 minutes, but I don't know the distance.
26 Skyhawk : I know this won't beat the 4 min. flight already mentioned, but National used to hasve a scheduled flight from Norfalk to Newport News in the 70's.
27 Pgh234 : 14 mins on an Aloha flight LIH-HNL. It was a 732adv. pgh234
28 Post contains images Captaink : Grenada (GND) to Trinidad (POS) 17 min, flown on MD-83... and 21 min on the B737-800. That flight is usualy flown the Dash 8 - 300 which is about 29 m
29 Ned Kelly : My shortest scheduled flight was from LAX-SNA in a EMB-110, about a 20 minute flight. It was the smallest aircraft I had ever flown in & one of the be
30 SN-A330 : My shortest flight was between Antwerp and London City on a VLM Fokker 50. Flight time : 50 minutes. Regards, SN-A330
31 Contrails : You won't believe this, but one night it took AA 10 hours to get from LIT to DFW due to thunderstorms. En-route we ran low on fuel, and had to stop at
32 Pilatus : 15 minutes from Baltimore BGI to Dulles IAD, on a 747-100 operated by United Airlines.
33 Dvintiadis : I have flown the shortest flight in the world.It's between two Greek Islands, Karpathos and Kassos and it's done by Olympic Airways.The aircraft as yo
34 Post contains images Leftseat86 : Scheduled? I flew around the pattern at Van Nuys CA, 4:32 seconds in the air!
35 Dvintiadis : Yes,that is a scheduled flight
36 Post contains images Leftseat86 : No, I know that one is, I meant "Does it have to be scheduled...
37 Post contains images Jwenting : shortest hop was a glider that crashed during takeoff. "Flight" lasted maybe 10 seconds. Shortest airliner flight would probably be AMS-LHR, 45 minute
38 Lufthansa747 : Air BC YVR-YYJ, 39 miles Air Nova YHZ-YYG, 99 miles LH747
39 DragonRapide : AAL-CPH with SAS with MD-81. Flight time of 17 min.
40 Post contains images Rkmcswain : NW-ELITE, HOU->IAH took 30 Minutes? Is that time from gate to gate? I can DRIVE from HOU to IAH in 30 minutes.
41 AKelley728 : Sometime in the 80s I flew USAir express from IAD to BWI on a Dash-8. Took about 15 minutes from what I remember.
42 GDB : JFK to Manhatten heliport in a NY Airways S-58T in 1993, about 10-15 mins.
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