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Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:50 pm

Since people were talking about the shortest widebody flight, what's the shortest 747 flight? Probably in Japan or elsewhere in Asia, I would guess.
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 12:56 pm

The amount of double posts is getting silly. This topic comes up time and time again!!
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:31 pm

I don't know if this is the shortest; from HNL-KOA. Only a few minutes in flight, sometimes operated by a B747 or DC-10 of JL.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 1:39 pm

I repeat my post in the last one:

Old DEN- new DEN about 11 minutes when the new airport opened.
 
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RE: Flight Simulator Aircraft

Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:46 pm

I was on PIA flight from Amsterdam to Paris. I think the flight was 50 min

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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 2:53 pm

Thai Airways Intl, I think, has a flight from Zurich to Geneva? or some really close city.

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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:40 pm

The amount of double posts is getting silly. This topic comes up time and time again!!

I don't know which is worse. That the same topics keep coming up, or people keep answering them.
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 3:47 pm

Tokyo, Japan to Seoul, Korea on a Northwest 747-100. Approximately 1 1/2 hours.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:18 pm

Tokyo Haneda to Osaka Itami only takes 30 minutes by JL or NH


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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:42 pm

One of the shortest REGULAR flight with a B747 was certainly AF416 EZE-MVD : 229 km / 142 mi / 123 nm
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 8:45 pm

I flew Brisbane to Sydney 1hr 12 mins with Japan airlines.
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:21 pm

EL AL used to have JFK - YYZ, but i guess now only EWR - ORD comes close.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:36 pm

The shortest I flew my self might have been:
HND-KIX on a JAL 743
HKG-TPE on a CI 742 (yes, THE CI 742)

one of the shortest regular 747 routes might have been GVA-ZRH vv. operated by Swissair. The flight took something like 25-35 min.
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:41 pm

Abu Dhabi-Dubai and vice versa on LH, I understand they occasionally use the 744 on that route, shouldn't be more than 20 minutes (I flew it on A340)
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Fri Apr 02, 2004 9:55 pm

I was in Sharm El Sheik and saw a MSR B743 from Cairo...

Also I have flown from Phuket to Bangkok in a B744 and I have heard that they fly to Chiang Mai at times with that type...

Boaz...

But what about the KLM route with a 67 from AMS-LHR!
And BAW's 67 flight from LHR-BRU...

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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:22 am

Amsterdam - Manchester stopped a few years ago.

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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:26 am

I thought this subject had been done to death.

The last time it was discussed it was the daily BA 744 which operates BAH-DOH-BAH which I think is 67 miles each way.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:32 am

I think it was back in 1999 but a friend of mine flew a 747 from LAX to SFO on UA. There were a bunch of cancelled Shuttle flights and they consolidated them into one bigger plane. He said the seat in row 2 was great and the cocktails were flowing freely  Smile
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:35 am

I'm no expert but I do know that the special high-density intra-Japan flights operated by JAL and ANA using Boeing 747SR-100s and 747-400Ds (Domestic) are amongst the shortest flights usually lasting 40 minutes or less.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 5:39 am

Shanghai to Ningbo. 37 miles. The undercarriage didn't come up.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 6:26 am

El Al Operates during the summer the following short routes with 744's as well as 777's:
LLBG-LTAI (antalya) 1 hour
LLBG-LCLK (Larnaca) less then 40 minutes
LLBG-LGKO(Kos) just over an hour
LLBG-LGRP(Rhodes) just the same as Kos
LLBG-LGAV(Athens) about 1hr30mins

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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 6:29 am

I am aging myself, but as I kid I flew on an American Airlines "747 Luxury Liner" from ORD to DTW.
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 6:34 am

I believe NW used to fly MSP-DTW, DTW-MSP on 747s way back when. It's only about 1hr heading east and 1hr 10mn heading west I believe.
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RE: Shortest Flight On A 747?

Sat Apr 03, 2004 6:51 am

I flew Swissair from ZRH to GVA, and then on to JFK, in August 1982. The flight from ZRH to GVA was operated with a 747-200. The flight was just 29 minutes from take off to touch down. We stayed on the aircraft and the flight continued to JFK. This was SR 110 (ZRH-GVA-JFK).

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