Tu144d From United States of America, joined Apr 2002, 198 posts, RR: 2 Posted (12 years 8 months 10 hours ago) and read 6365 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)
Cmchardyfl From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2002, 175 posts, RR: 1
Reply 12, posted (12 years 8 months 4 hours ago) and read 5839 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.
Flightstar From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5528 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.
Hp340 From United Arab Emirates, joined May 2001, 55 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5516 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)
Mermoz 1 From Belgium, joined Aug 2001, 22 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (12 years 7 months 4 weeks 1 day 15 hours ago) and read 5506 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.
: 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
: SQ006 they didn't even get airborne!
: 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". :-(
: UPS flies a 747 between HNL and KOA, 47 minutes scheduled block time.
: 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.
: There used to be a AMS-ZRH-SIN route in 1997 on SQ as well.
: Salina chan and SAS321, and all the others It all depends if you consider Block time or flight time !!!! Have a good day
: In the 1970's Pan Am flew BRU-AMS-JFK. BRU-AMS was 97m, or 156km.
: 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
: 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
: CX used to use a 747 for KUL-PEN vv, 197NM but now use either the A330/340 or 777.
: Brussels to Manchester - Singapore Airlines (334 miles) Zurich to Madrid - Singapore Airlines (770 miles) Zurich to Manchester - Singapore Airlines (6
: 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
: 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)