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Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:10 am

Right now, I believe the only regularly scheduled intrastate widebody flight is AA's daily MIA-MCO and return on an A300.

I know that US have had their 767s and 330s on PIT-PHL occasionally, and unless I'm mistaken, UA had 747s between LAX-SFO within the last year. Are there any more that have been flown on a regular basis recently?
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:22 am

I beleive UA's 744 flights were positioning/maintenance flights. Hasn't UA even flow SFO-OAK ? World's shortest 747 flight  Smile
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:36 am

UA did used to fly a DC-10 DEN-COS... and I'm pretty sure once or twice I've seen UA fly MCO-MIA with a 777 then on to South America.

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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:41 am

UA would do an equipment swap on LAX-SFO/SFO-LAX flights when things would get backed up at its SFO hub - if 3 or 4 departures on this busy route would be cancelled or delayed, or many pax had to be cleared out due to irregular hub operations, UA would pull out a 744 to take 300-400 pax down from SFO to LAX - or vice versa. I dont think that a 744 has been regularly scheduled for this short flight.

You ask an interesting question - there is far less domestic widebody service within the US than, say, 20 years ago, with airlines more focused on hubs and frequency. I can remember when intra-state routes like DFW-IAH, LAX-SFO, even SPO-SEA were served with wide-body aircraft; at the moment, I cant think of another intra-state widebody flite.
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 2:57 am

UAL had a 777 from MIA-MCO-(ORD) a few times to pick up stranded passengers. If I remember correctly, I think wx caused them to cancel a few flights from FLA.
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:01 am

United_Fan,

The shortest 747 flight ever was SQ006.
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:04 am

Shorter than SFO-OAK ? That is short - not even woth putting the gear up  Smile
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 3:08 am

National flew a DC10 LGA-PBI-MIA and JFK-FLL-MIA, the intra-Florida segments are about 75 and 30 miles, respectively. Of course, the idea was mainly to position the aircraft, but it was quite unusual.

I also remember flying, say in 1975, a DL L1011 on an ATL-TPA-PBI routing.....most of these types of schedules are long gone.
 
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RE: United_Fan And Fritzi

Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:12 am

Isn't (better said: wasn't) the shortest 747 flight what Sabena did until some years ago: from Brazzaville to Kinshasa FIH? It was actually just a hop over the river. They also used other aircrafts, like the DC10, on this route.

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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:18 am

Fritzi
That's a sick joke.

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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:20 am

PW100, now you say it, isn't SQ006 the one that crashed (the tropical jumbo) a few years ago?

I hadn't realized it until your post...

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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:24 am

United_Fan,

The shortest 747 flight ever was SQ006.


Did the plane left the ground? I think it crashed during the take off roll.

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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 4:39 am

I know as late as 1995 Delta flew a 767 service from FLL to PBI - I used to take the DFW-FLL portion of the flight frequently. The flight continued on to PBI (only about 30-40 miles away), arriving well after midnight.
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 5:47 am

Delta has 763 service between EWR and ATL. Not sure how often it flies though.
 
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RE: Gmasterd

Tue Apr 22, 2003 6:00 am

Newark is in New Jersey
Atlanta is in Georgia

Thus, this isn't an INTRASTATE flight.
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:28 am

I can recall in back in '89, I took an AA DC-10 from SAT-DFW approx 250 miles. Although not as short a flt a some of the others mentioned earlier, however I wondered why they were using a widebody on a short segment. After boarding I saw why, It was a full flight. I can also remenber AA flying widebodies to Austin from DFW approx 190 miles.
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 7:45 am

American flew DC10s from DFW to San Antonio and Austin as recently as 1993-1994. It must have been impressive to see a DC10 at little old Robert Mueller Airport...

Back in the 1970s, American also flew DC10s between Buffalo, Rochester and Syracuse on the New York - Chicago route, and between Dallas and El Paso on the Dallas - California route.
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 8:58 am

The shortest 747 flight ever was SQ006

Incorrect. It would be KLM 4805.
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:04 am

Continental used to have a flight that operated LAX-PHX-ELP-IAH briefly then LAX-ELP-IAH which often was operated by the DC-10s in the "Pub" configuration. I never worked that flight, but every now and then I would hop on it to meet some friends out in LAX for dinner. The nonstops were tough to get on since I was so junior at the time. Those were the days...
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 9:14 am

UA once had DEN-COS DC10 flights.

I believe many carriers also served LAX-SAN with wide-bodies.
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:32 am

Come to Australia mate..... Most services on our "Golden Triangle" are wide-bodies. especially the SYD-MEL services, they are all 767's and 330's with the odd 737. SYD-BNE services well with widebodies
 
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:40 am



I would say that OGG/HNL or vs would probably being the only other
Intrastate wide bodies currently outside of the above mentioned.
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RE: Intrastate Widebody Flights

Tue Apr 22, 2003 11:57 am

Anything from Hawaii would be interstate...intrastate meaning within one single state....

edited: nevermind, reread the post.

[Edited 2003-04-22 04:58:29]
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