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Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:13 am

DXB>DOH = 238 Miles on EK A330

DXB>BAH = 303 Miles on EK B777

Any routes beat these ?
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:21 am

I flew AA 943 MVD-EZE 767-300 a few months ago. 131 Miles. It was like 17".

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:23 am

You cannot buy tickets on the flight, but LTU flies RSW-MIA, 104 miles, with an A330. It is the shortest intra-US widebody flight, but I'm sure there is something shorter, though.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:25 am

BA often lay on B777 LHR-MAN for crew training - 151mi.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:26 am

JED-MED = 201 nm on SV. Plane varies, sometimes A300-600, B777-200, and even 747-400

Also, JED-TIF = 90 nm on SV. You sometimes get an A300-600!

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:28 am

I did DUB>SNN on an EI B747-100 in the 80's , that was 121 miles
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:34 am

The old route BAH>DHA was only 30 miles, 54 to DMM now, expect there was aircraft upgrades (pre-Causeway days) at holiday periods.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:00 am

I was at a little league baseball game in Keller TX today and saw an AA 767-300 take off from AFW and land at DFW.....I could see it at 100' on takeoff an lost sight of it at 300' on final......Pretty wild to see an ENTIRE widebody flight from where you are standing. He took off on 16L at AFW and landed on 18R at DFW......

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:17 am

OGG-KOA on UA 777-200 is 84 miles. It is part of UA's ORD-OGG-KOA-ORD service.

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:22 am

GND-TAB (Grenada-Tobago) approx 75 n.m on an Excel Airways B767-300, also the same run with a Virgin Atlantic B747-400.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:33 am

Quoting CV580Freak (Reply 5):
I did DUB>SNN on an EI B747-100 in the 80's , that was 121 miles

They still do that route but with an A333 or an A332
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:48 am

DUB-SNN might be the most heavily flown widebody route under 500 miles...

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:54 pm

Malaysia Airlines fly Penang-Kuala Lumpur twice a week on B744 year round.
201 miles / 175 nautical miles.

This is part of the triangle route KUL-LHR-PEN-KUL. Since this is a domestic sector, PEN-KUL on B744 is fully bookable. Cost exactly the same as as you would with the regular B734 services.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 5:58 pm

How about the first A380 flight? Toulouse to Toulouse! 0 statute miles, 0 nautical milies, 0 kilometers!  Big grin
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:23 pm

The only good one I can remember was the British Airways 744 flight from Phoenix to San Diego. It was a non-stop from London Gatwick to PHX and then to San Diego and back.

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:30 pm

LX used to fly to LHR with the MD11 and the A332 not so long ago. very sadly they moved to the A321 for that short hopp.


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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:35 pm

SIN-KUL with a SQ777 is only about 40 minutes. Don't know the mileage. MH does it with A330s I believe.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 9:56 pm

A bit of time ago, Varig used to do GRU - CCS - AUA, with a 777, being CCS - AUA the shortest route I've heard of.

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:45 pm

AC used to have a 74E flight YOW-YUL-LHR from 1996-1998. The YUL stopover was to pickup more passengers and cargo. Even though, it's still a 40 minute flight on a 744!!!
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 10:58 pm

YOW-YYZ at 364 km / 197 nm and YUL-YYZ at 508 km / 274 nm are both fairly short routes with widebody flights on AC.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:30 pm

The qualification wasn't passenger or freight, so I'll chime in with a FedEx A300-600 that goes from Indianapolis to Manchester (NH) each afternoon, then goes 47 miles down to Boston. I'm not sure why FedEx does this, unless the plane shares a load between Manchester and Boston.

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Thu Sep 15, 2005 11:54 pm

In March of 1996 I flew BOS-PHL on Swiss Air on a B747-357. Most passengers coming from ZRH deplaned at BOS so the flight to PHL was pretty empty, with only about 50 pax onboard. I don't think you could actually buy a ticket for this short flight.

Also did Air Canada YUL-YYZ on a B767M a few years ago.

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:24 am

RG operate AMS-CDG with their MD11's. 248 miles/ 399 km. I tried the flight this summer and you are airborne about 40-45 minutes depending on the traffic and the speed is reduced all the way. We were flying max 25 000 ft.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:35 am

Some time ago, DL used to fly ATL-MCO on 777, but it appears to have been changed for 767. That was one of the few chances to fly 777 intra-USA.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:36 am

Quoting Rotate (Reply 15):
LX used to fly to LHR with the MD11 and the A332 not so long ago. very sadly they moved to the A321 for that short hopp.

Maybe I am wrong, but someone at LX told me that Swiss stopped the daily widebody flight from ZRH as part of the agreement with BA when they began codesharing to GVA and BSL, buying up some of LX's slots.

Could this be true, and if so why would BA insist on this? Perhaps to reduce connection competition from LX?
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:39 am

Also in the running is DL's ATL-JAX. At 234nm it isn't the absolute shortest (although it may be the shortest in the U.S. that you can buy a ticket on - i.e. isn't the last leg of an international flight by a foreign carrier). They're currently running 2x767 and 2x763 every day. I fly this route frequently, and they're always packed full. I keep hoping they'll upgrade a few of the flights to a 777.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:24 am

Obviously no longer being flown, but Eastern used to fly YYZ to BUF with Tristars - according to Google Earth this is less than 70 miles so I think this takes the cake! It was so short they didn't even bother lifting the gear. These flights would then apparently go on to ATL.




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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:54 am

I am not sure, but is there a route in Japan that is pretty short too? I seem to remember they fly some of the shortest domestic 747 routes anywhere...
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 6:57 am

DUB to SNN is about 138 miles/220 km
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:13 am

LH intra german routes served with A300 are really short (FRA-DUS, FRA-MUC, FRA-HAM or FRA-TXL .... but FRA-DUS is the shortest....)

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:26 am

AV flies BOG-CLO on 767-200ER twice a week as part of the twice weekly BOG-CLO-MAD service which was recently added to the daily BOG-MAD service. Its like 197 miles. 40 minutes.

Also, surprised no one has said it, many airlines fly UIO-GYE inside Ecuador for technical purposes. KL and IB are two of them (MD-11 and A340).
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 7:35 am

I don't have the distance, but the BA service between BAH and DOH is very short, and is done with a 777.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 8:37 am

KL 763 AMS - LHR

Also BA used to fly JNB-DUR as an extended leg on flight 57/56 from LHR, operated with a 744
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 9:08 am

Quoting ChrisNH (Reply 20):
The qualification wasn't passenger or freight, so I'll chime in

with a UA 777 earlier this year that flew from IAD-ADW for a distance of 33 miles to pick up the press and fly them down to LIT for Clinton's Library opening.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:02 am

UA used to send DC-10s from DEN to OMA, BIL and COS. That's pretty short!

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:04 am

UPS flies a 767-300ERF from KSAN to KLAX
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:12 am

The MD11s that were delivered to Swissair took off from LGB and landed at LAX...from there they loaded up with about 25,000 pounds of broccoli

that's what I said: 25,000 pounds of broccoli

and took it back to Switzerland.....

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:15 am

The A340-300 and -600 have flown on the Puente Aero (MAD-BCN) more then a few times.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:40 am

Quoting Skaggs (Reply 1):
I flew AA 943 MVD-EZE 767-300 a few months ago. 131 Miles

It is also seasonally operated with a 777!
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:47 am

I have flown on a United Airlines Boeing 747 from Montevideo to Buenos Aires, a distance of 142 miles according to Great Circle Mapper. It was the first leg of a flight that later proceeded to Miami.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 10:52 am

Quoting An-225 (Reply 34):
UA used to send DC-10s from DEN to OMA, BIL and COS

Yup, UA DC10, DEN-COS, a whopping 15 mintues and 70 some miles. Sad thing is that these trips were specifically run to crush Western Pacific...did a pretty good job too. If I recall, these planes were packed.
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Fri Sep 16, 2005 12:25 pm

There used to be Air Jamaica flights between MBJ and KIN on the A310's. That flight was only 12 minutes.


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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sat Sep 17, 2005 8:53 pm

Nothing beats the SR MD-11 segment Brazzaville-Kinshasa in the early 90s. The flight crosses the Congo River in a few minutes.
Any other wide bodied flights on the Brazzaville-Kinshasa leg in the past? I need info on type of aircraft and complete routing. Thanks.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:33 pm

I flew with Turkish Airlines A340 between IST ESB... 227 Miles... Flight was 40 min...
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:36 pm

Why on earth would Eastern fly from Toronto to Buffalo? And with an L1011? What was that all about?
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sat Sep 17, 2005 9:44 pm

Doesn't Thailand's One-Two-Go! Fly BKK > HKT with a 747-200 /300 series?

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:19 am

"The old route BAH>DHA was only 30 miles, 54 to DMM now, expect there was aircraft upgrades (pre-Causeway days) at holiday periods."


KLM still has a Bahrain - Dammam leg on flights from AMS, 763's. Not sure if you can buy a ticket, though.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:27 am

I flew an Eastern A300 FLL-MIA back in the early 1980's. I know this doesn't count but I have also seen 747 freighters clearing customs at DTW and then going 10 miles to YIP.
 
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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sun Sep 18, 2005 12:56 am

Quoting AirAmericaC46 (Reply 42):
Nothing beats the SR MD-11 segment Brazzaville-Kinshasa in the early 90s. The flight crosses the Congo River in a few minutes.
Any other wide bodied flights on the Brazzaville-Kinshasa leg in the past? I need info on type of aircraft and complete routing. Thanks.

Sabena (SN) flew the BZV-FIH sector with the 743, a staggering 14 nm.

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RE: Shortest Widebody Flight

Sun Sep 18, 2005 7:29 am

If diversion's count, then we did CLE-EWR on a 762 b/c of a fuel issue which required a stop from our LAX-EWR flight plan.
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