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Shortest Scheduled Flight Using A 747  
User currently offlineTu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 2
Posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5779 times:

I know this topic has probably been discussed but fot the sake of keeping current...what is the shortest scheduled flight using using a 747? It can either be in terms of distance or flying time...I was thinking Iberia's SJU-SDQ service (237 miles)

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User currently offlineChepos From Puerto Rico, joined Dec 2000, 6220 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5518 times:

Hey that was the one I was going to point out-lol. The flight is 30 minutes so that is a very short 747 flight.
Chepos



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User currently offlineUSAFHummer From United States of America, joined May 2000, 10685 posts, RR: 52
Reply 2, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5459 times:

I'd imagine some routes in Japan using the 747 Domestic version are pretty short...NRT-KIX or HND-KIX comes to mind...

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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 3, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5442 times:

Well United is flying their 747-400 on Saturdays for the LAX-SFO route. It flies as United #864.

Total miles: 337



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User currently offlineTrickijedi From United States of America, joined May 2001, 3266 posts, RR: 4
Reply 4, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5435 times:

Also I forgot to add, Philippine Airlines regularly flies their 747's on the MNL-CEB route and back. Total miles: 347.

Although short routes like this are very common with Asian airlines.



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User currently offlinePzurita1 From Greenland, joined Sep 2002, 1393 posts, RR: 14
Reply 5, posted (11 years 12 months 1 day 1 hour ago) and read 5431 times:

I have already checked JAL routes and none is below 300 miles... Shortest one using 747 is HND-KIX.

You have SEL-CJU on KE flying 744 on 294 miles



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User currently offlineAvionpg From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 12 months 22 hours ago) and read 5349 times:

well i know of KLM used to fly from Bonaire to Curacao with a 747 the distance between the two is less then 60 miles i think flying time from takeoff to landing is like 20 minutes

User currently offlineSpark From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 431 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 5333 times:

I know its not the shortest, but I've flown 747s from Hong Kong to Taipei numerous times.

User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 5319 times:

The Shortest route I bet is the NASA B747 which carries the Space Shuttle from the landing strip to the place where the put the shuttle together. I believe the distance is just under 10 miles.  Wink/being sarcastic

Cheers

Chris

P.S - I know your talking about scheduled flights, but I thought I'd throw that one in.


User currently offlineJhooper From United States of America, joined Dec 2001, 6204 posts, RR: 12
Reply 9, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 5305 times:

Cmchardyfl,

The Shuttle Landing Facility is the closest runway to the Vehicle Assembly Building, so I don't see why the 747 would fly it anywhere. I thought they just towed it over to the VAB.



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User currently offlineFlyguy1 From United States of America, joined Jun 1999, 1738 posts, RR: 4
Reply 10, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 5285 times:

Here is one I know of,
SV:
JFK-IAD



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User currently offlineAvionpg From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 85 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 5286 times:

Just checked online KLM still flying the route between Bonaire and Curacao with a 747-300 on Sunday but its just a repositioning flight no pax on at Bonaire to Curacao.

User currently offlineCmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (11 years 12 months 21 hours ago) and read 5253 times:

All that I know is that I read in a 747 book, by a picture of the NASA 747 taking off that the caption read the 747 was making the short 10 mile trip within Cape Canaveral. Also, on my VFR Terminal Area Chart for the Orlando/Tampa area you can see 2 runways at Cape Canaveral, 10 miles apart. The NASA Shuttle Landing Strip (15,000FT) to the North, and thhe Cape Canaveral AFS Skid Strip (10,000FT) 10 miles to the south.

Thats all I know

Cheers

Chris


User currently offlineIMissPiedmont From United States of America, joined May 2001, 6294 posts, RR: 33
Reply 13, posted (11 years 12 months 20 hours ago) and read 5246 times:

I rode a NW 747 from PDX to SEA once. I know it was daily service but I don't know how far it is exactly. All I know is that it was gear up, gear down in very short order.


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User currently offlineVirginFlyer From New Zealand, joined Sep 2000, 4575 posts, RR: 40
Reply 14, posted (11 years 12 months 15 hours ago) and read 5159 times:

CDG-BRU on SIA is 157 miles (although I dont believe they have rights to carry passengers between the two points)?

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User currently offlineRyanair!!! From Australia, joined Mar 2002, 4755 posts, RR: 26
Reply 15, posted (11 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5129 times:

Funny no one mentioned Singapore - Kuala Lumpur (350km). MAS and SQ deploy their 747-400s on this route during the busy Chinese New Year.


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User currently offlineAndie007 From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 867 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (11 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5106 times:

Wasn't there a B747 service between London-Heathrow and Manchester?

User currently offlineHarvey From Australia, joined Aug 2000, 46 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (11 years 12 months 13 hours ago) and read 5087 times:

Cathay fly their 747's between Adelaide and Melbourne.

It takes about 50 minutes on a 737.

Cheers


User currently offlineFpdonald From United States of America, joined Aug 2002, 430 posts, RR: 0
Reply 18, posted (11 years 12 months 11 hours ago) and read 5061 times:

British Airways' charter arm "British Airtours" used to fly LGW/MAN and MAN/LGW to/from MCO. However, this was a mid-1980s thing, B747-200.

User currently offlineShamrock104 From Ireland, joined Sep 2000, 524 posts, RR: 1
Reply 19, posted (11 years 12 months 10 hours ago) and read 5037 times:


Aer Lingus were flying the 747-100's on DUB-SNN/SNN-DUB tag ons for JFK, BOS and ORD up to 1994, the flying time was around 23/5 mins.


User currently offlineJayhup From United States of America, joined Jan 2002, 452 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (11 years 12 months 9 hours ago) and read 4997 times:

BA used to do LHR-MAN-ISB with a 747. I don't remember when that stopped. BA also used to LAX-SAN with a 747.....


JH


User currently offlineFlightstar From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (11 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4942 times:

I remember My dad once flew a 747-300 sometime in the eighties from Riyadh to Dhadran in Saudi (I think it's a 30-35 min. flight). That flight had mechanical problems and turned back to Riyadh for repairs even though they were three-quarters of the way to Dhahran. I don't know why they did that but I thought it was strange.
flightstar


User currently offlineHp340 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (11 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4930 times:

The shortest would have to be Abu Dhabi - Dubai on Air India. They regularly use B747-400 on the BOM-AUH-DXB sector. The flying time between Abu Dhabi and Dubai including landing and take off is about 15-20 minutes. The distance is 100 kms. (60 miles)

User currently offlineThai A330 From Thailand, joined Mar 2000, 102 posts, RR: 0
Reply 23, posted (11 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4922 times:

Thai used to fly 747-400 from Bkk to CNX.

User currently offlineMermoz 1 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (11 years 12 months 7 hours ago) and read 4920 times:

I used to operate the B747 from Kinshasa to Brazzaville on regular Sabena flights back in 1990 I think... Distance is less than 15 Nm between the 2 airports. We used to leave the gear down and not retract flaps.

25 JanSmuts : Aer Lingus used to do Dublin to Shannon daily as flight EI105 - I did it only once unfortunately - seem to remember it took about 25 minutes. It was o
26 Salina Chan : regarding the NASA 747SCA (N905NA)...there was a ferry flight from the Cape Canaveral Air Force Station to the Shuttle Landing Facility when Columbia
27 Post contains images SAS-A321 : SQ006 they didn't even get airborne!
28 Mcmahonsmr : Up to 1997 EI used to fly their 747's to the US via SNN from DUB. Flight time was 25 mins and total mileage was 122 miles. mcmahonsmr
29 Salina Chan : SAS-A321: something that isn't airborne can hardly be called "flying". :-(
30 Browntailwhale : UPS flies a 747 between HNL and KOA, 47 minutes scheduled block time.
31 Vunz : CX used to fly HKG-AMS-MAN-AMS-HKG with a 744, up till 2001 when they cut the AMS-MAN route and switched to a 343 for HKG-AMS v.v.
32 Vunz : There used to be a AMS-ZRH-SIN route in 1997 on SQ as well.
33 Groholsky : Salina chan and SAS321, and all the others It all depends if you consider Block time or flight time !!!! Have a good day
34 Clipper471 : In the 1970's Pan Am flew BRU-AMS-JFK. BRU-AMS was 97m, or 156km.
35 Big777jet : Sometimes on Saturdays, United's B744 ferry flight (non-schedule passenger) for maintenance base in Oakland. United flew from SFO to OAK in a few minu
36 VH-BZF : Here are some: I have flown on a NW B747 between SEA & PDX (many years ago!) QF/CX/UA/TG all fly their B747's between SYD & MEL a distance of 700 odd
37 CCA : CX used to use a 747 for KUL-PEN vv, 197NM but now use either the A330/340 or 777.
38 9V-SVE : Brussels to Manchester - Singapore Airlines (334 miles) Zurich to Madrid - Singapore Airlines (770 miles) Zurich to Manchester - Singapore Airlines (6
39 DIA : Last Friday, or Thursday, I forget, I actually watched the full flight of a 747-200 from DIA to Buckley Air Base (Just a few miles apart). It took abo
40 Swissgabe : Swissair: They used to fly ZRH-GVA (and then to JFK) with the 747-357 143mi(!) South African Airways: Just flew on a scheduled flight (no 5th freedom)
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