ghost77
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What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:35 am

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
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seb146
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 4:39 am

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.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:03 am

Southwest ISP-PVD was around 30 minutes flight time
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:06 am

USAirways CLT-CAE, only about 23 minutes flying time
 
ahlfors
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:06 am

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

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Tom in NO
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:07 am

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)
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Ironminds
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:08 am

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.
 
thomacf
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:21 am

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
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:33 am

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

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Island
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 6:22 am

My shortest flight would be YST-YIV, 4mins, 7NM in a Metro II.
 
chepos
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 6:31 am

From PSE to BQN, the flying time took 10 minutes and it was on a Carnival/Pan Am A300.
Chepos
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dc863
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 6:58 am

Shortest flight for me was in 1971 between MIA-FLL only 15 minutes. It was on a Northeast DC-9-30.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 6:59 am

as a passenger

DXB-DOH

DOH-DXB

45 minitues flight on an Airbus300-600ER
 
serge
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 7:30 am

ISN - DIK and back on a Beech 1900.... 20 minute flight
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 7:32 am

HOU-IAH on CO733. Less than 30 minutes long.
 
flyf15
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 7:46 am

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.
 
PatM04
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 7:52 am

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.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 7:52 am

phx-tus only about 19 minutes!
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CX777
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:03 am

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
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:06 am

Delta Air Lines
757-200
CMH-CVG
40 minutes
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:07 am

ive flown isp-pvd on WN also, 18 minutes
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:15 am

OAK-SFO is about the shortest.
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:14 am

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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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:01 am

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?
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:04 am

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
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:05 am

LAX-SAN on United A320. It was about 18 minutes, but I don't know the distance.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:25 am

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.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 12:30 pm

14 mins on an Aloha flight LIH-HNL. It was a 732adv.

pgh234
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 1:28 pm

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 min.. but i got lucky twice lol  Smile
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Ned Kelly
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:47 pm

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 best experiences I have had, especially when taxing at LAX behind a NW 747. There was no cockpit door, so you could see everything the pilot was doing.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 5:52 pm

My shortest flight was between Antwerp and London City on a VLM Fokker 50. Flight time : 50 minutes.

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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 8:48 pm

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 AFW (Ft. Worth Alliance), where AA has a maintenance base. We re-fueled and then flew to DFW, a trip of about 10 miles. DFW never looked better.
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:49 pm

15 minutes from Baltimore BGI to Dulles IAD, on a 747-100 operated by United Airlines.
 
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Shortest Flight In The World

Wed Oct 03, 2001 9:55 pm

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 you might have guessed is a Dornier.The total flight from take off to touch down is less then 5 minutes.Quite an experience right....???
 
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RE: Shortest Flight In The World

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:11 pm

Scheduled?
I flew around the pattern at Van Nuys CA, 4:32 seconds in the air!
 Big thumbs up
 
dvintiadis
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RE: Shortest Flight In The World

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:26 pm

Yes,that is a scheduled flight
 
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RE: Shortest Flight In The World

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:29 pm

No, I know that one is, I meant "Does it have to be scheduled...
 Big grin
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:39 pm

shortest hop was a glider that crashed during takeoff. "Flight" lasted maybe 10 seconds.
Shortest airliner flight would probably be AMS-LHR, 45 minutes - 1 hour time difference == -15 minutes  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:41 pm

Air BC YVR-YYJ, 39 miles
Air Nova YHZ-YYG, 99 miles

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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 10:56 pm

AAL-CPH with SAS with MD-81. Flight time of 17 min.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Wed Oct 03, 2001 11:59 pm

NW-ELITE, HOU->IAH took 30 Minutes?

Is that time from gate to gate?

I can DRIVE from HOU to IAH in 30 minutes. Big grin
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Thu Oct 04, 2001 12:06 am

Sometime in the 80s I flew USAir express from IAD to BWI on a Dash-8. Took about 15 minutes from what I remember.
 
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RE: What Was The Shortest Flight You Had?

Thu Oct 04, 2001 12:07 am

JFK to Manhatten heliport in a NY Airways S-58T in 1993, about 10-15 mins.