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Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:01 am

Does anyone know what the shortest 747 flight is FROM THE UK? Im not talking about stops or traffic rights on flights via places, im talking about non stop normal flights departing the UK. Im guessing it may be LHR-CAI at around 5/6 hours? I may be wrong though. What was the shortest flights operated by BA with the 747 of any series, and thats not including rescue flights for the Shuttle services or special subs such as LIS for the football. Thanks.
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:27 am

I think it must be LHR-TLV 4h 30mins eastbound
 
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:46 am

Quoting CalAir (Thread starter):
What was the shortest flights operated by BA with the 747 of any series

Technically it had to be MAN-PIK in the days when the YYZ and JFK services would stop there. In particular the one to Toronto. It was a daily scheduled service.
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:08 am

Is LHR-TLV a 744? Thought it was a 763...

My vote would be Cairo.
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 12:32 pm

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 3:55 pm

Does SQ still have the MAN-ZRH flight?
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 4:22 pm

Quoting XXXX10 (Reply 1):
I think it must be LHR-TLV 4h 30mins eastbound

767's on this route. So it must be LHR-CAI.

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 8:52 pm

When the B744 was first put into service it operated LHR-CDG for a whole season for pilot training.
 
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:06 pm

Quoting Zrs70 (Reply 5):
Does SQ still have the MAN-ZRH flight?

I believe they still do on a Tuesday and Saturday, might be wrong.

The shortest 747 flight is BA on LHR-Cairo (4hrs:45mins).
TLV is a 2X daily 767 (and sometimes 777) but never a 744 (atleast scheduled)

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 10:48 pm

i was going to say LHR-BOS but now its down to a 777, but it might go back to a 744 in the summer.
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Sun Dec 25, 2005 11:00 pm

SQ's ZRH-MAN-ZRH tag is operated on Tuesdays and Thursdays... Giving the ZRH spotters the opportunity to get the last regular 747 at ZRH arriving in daylight.

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 3:48 am

LHR - TLV with El Al is often a 744
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 4:05 am

Ok, I know, its not a normal flight, but during Farnborough Air Shows, LHR-FAB, 16 mins.
 
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 5:25 am

Hi CalAir

This was answered in the last thread you asked this question:
What Is The Shortest Flight BA Have The 747 On? (by CalAir Aug 18 2005 in Civil Aviation)

It's CAI in winter, LOS in summer!

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:03 am

My vote would be LHR- DAM Damascuse International ( been on that trip a lot of times)

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:32 am

Do people not read the frigging question the guy is asking.

WHAT IS THE SHORTED ROUTE OPERATED BY BA FROM THE UK ON A 747!?

He's not asking about he 767, he's not asking about El Al - Read The Q


Yes CAI is currently the shorted route operated by a 747, LOS as stated earlier is during summer.

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:26 pm

I supposed this is not a "route" as I suppose it was a charter, but havn't BA used 747's on LHR-CWL when there's been a big football match?? (or was that European?)
 
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 6:34 pm

Quoting CalAir (Thread starter):
and thats not including rescue flights for the Shuttle services or special subs such as LIS for the football. Thanks.

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Mon Dec 26, 2005 7:58 pm

No, he means football. A game, as described in it's title, which you play with a ball and your foot.  Wink  Silly
 
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Tue Dec 27, 2005 1:39 am

Yes noelg so I did, however that was back in Aug and I have slept since then, im hard pressed to remember what i did 4 days ago let alone 4 months!
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Tue Dec 27, 2005 7:18 am

Quoting Yak97 (Reply 16):
I supposed this is not a "route" as I suppose it was a charter, but havn't BA used 747's on LHR-CWL when there's been a big football match??

Well if you are including charters BA flew from LHR to Fairford for RIAT which is 59 miles.

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:37 am

As Kahala already said the current (winter '05-'06) shortest routes operated by the 747 by BA are:

CAI
LOS
BOS
JFK
IAD

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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Tue Dec 27, 2005 11:40 am

I think there's a run by Syrain Arab Airlines LHR-MAN-DAM. I know LHR-MAN is not "From" the UK, but it's probably the shortest 747 run from LHR.
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 2:47 am

Does Montreal get 747s? If so, it's the closest N American destination, closer than Boston, T Town or NY.
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RE: Shortest BA747 Service From UK?

Wed Dec 28, 2005 3:59 am

Quoting Cedarjet (Reply 23):
Does Montreal get 747s? If so, it's the closest N American destination, closer than Boston, T Town or NY.

No, Montreal is a 1X daily 777 flight.

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