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clickhappy
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The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 7:43 am

rad.

Airline Continental
Flight Number 3041
Departure City (Airport) Seattle, WA (SEA)
Departure Time 05/09/2004 03:34 PM
Arrival City (Airport) Seattle, WA (BFI)
Arrival Time 05/09/2004 03:35 PM
Remaining Flight Time 00:00
Aircraft Type Boeing 757-200
Current Altitude 0 feet
Current Groundspeed 0 mph
Flight Status Arrived
 
boysteve
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 7:48 am

I'm not sure what this is about but would like to add. The quickest commercial flight in the world (according to the Guinness book of records, who are we to argue!) is between 2 of the Orkney Islands off Scotland. If the wind is in the right direction the short hop between the islands can be achieved in around 70 seconds!
 
DeltaMD11
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 7:49 am

Well that's interesting. Maybe an aborted takeoff?
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A340600
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 7:50 am

To get up, turn around and line up takes more time for a 757!!!

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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 7:52 am

I told them the runway was too short.
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 8:06 am

Boysteve,
you mean Westray & Papa Westray, as operated by BA?
 
boysteve
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 8:08 am

CPH-R, yes that's the one, thankyou. I hadn't got my Guinness book of records to hand at the time!
 
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 9:08 am

"To get up, turn around and line up takes more time for a 757!!!"

But if you are in a north flow in the Seattle area, once you get off the ground at SEA, you already ARE lined up for BFI.
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ua777222
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 9:21 am

Would this be for the new 757 winglets? What do airlines do at BFI anyways. What is the need for them to go to the place in which the a/c was built? Do they do this when their own maintance crews can't fix something or for tests?

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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 9:24 am

The plane was perhaps going in for some warranty work???? Seems logical enough to use the plane in revenue service as close to BFI as possible before the ferry flight. Would be kinda dumb to ferry the plane empty from IAH all the way out there..
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DeltaMD11
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Mon May 10, 2004 9:29 am

I just realized now that it was SEA to BFI...duh on my part so disregard my comment above (thought it was BFI to BFI). What Jhooper says makes sense...
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RE: The One-minute Flight

Tue May 11, 2004 1:08 am

it was the charter flight for the NY Yankees.