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Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 4:57 am

Does anyone know, whats the shortest route flown by a UK carrier on a widebody a/c? Im talking scheduled not IT, im thinking perhaps London -JFK/EWR with BA or VS?
 
ei2ksea
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:17 am

At the risk of being shot by my fellow countrymen by referring to EI (And Belfast  Smile/happy/getting dizzy ) as being "UK" how about Belfast to Shannon by EI A330 which they did up to 9-11?

Otherwise to more acurately answer your question i'd say Moscow with BA B767.

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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:30 am

I saw a BA B767 at GVA back in January though not sure if this was a regular visitor from LHR.

BA used to use its B767's to CDG and even MAN on occasions from LHR, though I'm not sure what their shortest regular wide-body route is today.

Do AF still use widebodies from CDG to LHR? Used to be almost entirely A300's from them.
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ATLDLGuy
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:37 am

Shortest I could find was:

BA 566 - LHR / MXP 583 miles on a 763
 
fraT
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:42 am

LH has a bunch of A300 flights from FRA to both MUC and TXL. The shortest flights with the transcontinental equipped B744s and A340s/A330s are FRA-TLV and FRA-CAI.
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Craigy
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:46 am

BA used to fly twice daily LHR - CDG in the 777-200.

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gigneil
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:47 am

I don't want to be rude, but there have been over a hundred threads on this subject, many in the last few months. Try the search feature for "shortest widebody"

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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:50 am

I'd guess that the shortest American flown wide-body flight would be the CVG-CMH flight on a 757. According to http://www.airnav.com/ it is 99.9 NM at a true heading of 055.
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:54 am

Hey Neil....The "shortest widebody" must be the 747-SP..you know, the one SAA had.
Now, if you meant the shortest route, EA flew tristars between MIA and FLL at night as position moves for the morning originators. Time frame was mid 70's.
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CXoneworld
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:57 am

On the other side of the planet , we have:

SIN-KUL 184 miles
HKG-XMN 309 miles
BKK-CNX 351 miles
SIN-PEN 373 miles
HKG-KHH 412 miles
BKK-HKT 428 miles
SYD-MEL 439 miles
SYD-BNE 467 miles

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fraT
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:00 am

Sorry Smcmac32msn, but the B757 is not a widebody.
 
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:17 am

Philippine Airlines MNL-CEB in 55 minutes on a 747-400
Singapore Airlines SIN-KUL in 50 minutes flown on a 777-200
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westindian425
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:35 am

Okay, this isn't anywhere near Europe, or having to deal with the UK, but Air Jamaica used to fly MBJ-KIN using their A310's (among other aircraft). Those are all retired now, and I'm not sure if the A340's do it sometimes. That'll have to be a record.

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spacecadet
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 6:48 am

On the other side of the planet , we have:

Don't forget Tokyo to Osaka, about 250 miles - both JAL and ANA fly 744's on this route. JAL also flies 777's on it.
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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 7:09 am

KLM has AMS-LHR on a 763.

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RE: Shortest Route Flown With A Widebody?

Thu Aug 12, 2004 5:50 pm

BA also operate the 767 on DUS to LHR sometimes. It's a 50 min flight.

BA operate widebodies to Cairo - eg 744, which a really short flight for a 744.
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