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Shortest And Longest Flights?

Tue May 13, 2003 10:49 pm

Whats the shortest and longest flight (times-non stop domestic flights) in one country you know of?
In the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland;

Shortest is Westray to Papawestray (Scheduled to take two mins but can take as little as 50 seconds on a god day!) Operated by LogainAir on bhalf of BA in a Britten Norman Islander.

Longest is inverness to London LGW. When the 146 is used it takes 1.45hrs. Operated by British Airways CitiExpress on behalf of British Airways.
 
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Tue May 13, 2003 11:07 pm

I'd say Russia is the winner... Big grin
 
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Tue May 13, 2003 11:42 pm

Hmm, a flight on a Malaysia Airlines 737-400 between Kuala Lumpur and Kuantan is 20min...
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Tue May 13, 2003 11:45 pm

Does Russia have anything longer than EWR-HNL?
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 12:23 am

The RAF operates regular flights from RAF Brize Norton to Mount Pleasant, Falkland Is (MPN) via Ascension Is. with a L1011-500. According to the great circle mapper, that's 12617km...

Tickets are readily available to civilians, and they have serious timetable and pricing structure etc: http://www.tourism.org.fk/rafschedule-1.htm so you could consider it like a normal domestic flight  Smile
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 12:38 am

(Presumably the Ascension Is. stop is needed for refueling if nothing else!)

For reference, the EWR-HNL great circle is 7986km.
The nearest Russia gets is SVO-VVO (6464km).
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 1:04 am

Sorry, multiple posts... I had another eccentric idea  Smile

Whats the shortest and longest flight (times-non stop domestic flights) in one country you know of?

Quantas run "scenic" flights every few weeks in summer, ex Perth/Sydney/Melbourne; about 13 hours on a 744, out over Antarctica and back. If it returns to the same airport then it's certainly domestic, although the net distance is zero...

Probably doesn't count, huh?
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 1:32 am

Argh! 4th post, sorry  Wink/being sarcastic

I made a mistake - Aeroflot still do SVO-PKC nonstop with an A310; it takes 8h20m to cover 6762km according to Expedia, but the great circle mapper says 6803km. Hmm.

Still not as long as Continental's EWR-HNL service (7992km, 10h40m again from Expedia) with a 767.

My brain is too tired to think about ultra-short island-hoppers...
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 2:27 am

Apparently, it's too dangerous to use a boat when travelling from the islands on Westray and Papa Westray.

How long does Belfast Int. to LGW take?
 
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 3:09 am

Bobrayner: its QANTAS.

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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 5:20 am

I can think of Continental Ex's Houston-IAH to Houston-Ellington Field (EFD) flight which I have flown a few times. The flight is around 8-10 minutes, from SE Houston to Far North Houston.

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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 6:06 am

MEXICO

Longest flight: MEX-TIJ (2,271km)
However, there was a AM flight running OAX-TIJ (2,651km), which is no longer operating.

Shortest flight: CZM-Playa del Carmen (16km)

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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 9:27 am

If a stop doesn't matter, then try the Air France and Air Tahiti Nui flights between CDG and PPT with a stop in LAX both ways.

Total distance: 15669 km

 
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RE: Shortest And Longest Flights?

Wed May 14, 2003 9:37 am

PAL flight from manila to subic, 10 mins in a Boeing 737-300.

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