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Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:55 am

Was on a RJ LAX ONT on Sunday night. This mist be the shortest RJ flight.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:11 am

Should be a Comair flight CVG-DAY. 63 miles. They use 50 and 70 seaters. If you aren't connecting or your connection is longer than 30 minutes, you could drive it faster.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:14 am

can't forget about hte old IAH-EFD or even EWR-HPN!!
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:15 am

Back in the 70's and 80's, there was a service between LHR and LGW with helicopters. I don't know if that counts, but it was an airline booked thing. My father and grandparents took it a few times between the airports.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:18 am

What about the Continental Express flights from Houston's Bush airport to Houston's Ellington Field. That's got to hold some type of record.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:25 am

ORD-MKE or DEN-COS on UAX
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:37 am

ORD-MKE or DEN-COS on UAX

67 and 73 Miles

The LAX to ONT flight is the shortest (47 miles). It's a re-position flight for OO. It's also new. The rest of the flights are EMB-120's.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:40 am

I believe that CoEx has discontinued the IAH-EFD flights, but they probably would have been a contender -- 28 miles.
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:45 am

A couple of years ago, Pinnacle (NW JetAirlink) used CRJS for DTW-TOL service; which is about 50 miles.
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:46 am

Are there no MDW-ORD flights anywhere?
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 2:46 am

HOU is even close than EFD to IAH.....although those were always flown with the 120s
 
MDW22L31C
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:26 am

I think LAX to ONT is 41 Miles. It's about a 15 min. flight. In normal LA traffic it is a min. 2 hour drive.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:36 am

US and UA also used to operate a DCA/IAD-BWI

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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:41 am

Here's the average flying time (takeoff to touchdown). This was built using a route analysis tool which compiles past flights for the last couple weeks.
from ONT to LAX:
12 mins on a CRJ2
15 mins on an E120

from LAX to ONT:
16 mins on a CRJ2
18 mins on an E120

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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:43 am

Add an average delay of 7.5 minutes and 15 for taxi times. ^
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:47 am

CAE-CLT's a pretty short flight too. I seem to recall it being about 15 minutes on an ERJ.
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:48 am

Yeah and twice the fuel burn over a Turboprop.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:49 am

Air Wisconsin use to do a ORD-GRB-ATW-ORD round robin flight in the 146. GRB to ATW is 22 nm. Takes about 7 minutes.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 3:52 am

Not to change the string, but most of these routes were mainline jets at one time too.
EA had a flight I took LAX-ONT-ATL in '73 in 727-100, and also many
MIA-FLL in anything from DC9s To L1011s. (9-11min usually).

 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 6:18 am

The LAX-ONT CRJ flight is not new. It's been there off and on for at least 2 years. Also, it's not a reposition flight if it's overnighting in ONT for a flight back to LAX first thing in the morning; it's a scheduled revenue flight that is always booked heavy -- hence the need for CRJ.
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 7:29 am

>most of these routes were mainline jets at one time too.<

CO used to fly DC-9s and 737's between IAH-HOU at one time, too.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 1:34 pm

Actually the DC-9s were flown by Emerald Airways for CO.

Does American Eagle still have SNA-LAX ERJs?
I remember CO having DEN-BUR-LAX trips back in early 80s.
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Wed Jan 19, 2005 9:51 pm

GRU-CGH on a Ocean Air EMB-120... don't know how long it took, but these two airports are 29Km apart.

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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Thu Jan 20, 2005 5:50 am


>Actually the DC-9s were flown by Emerald Airways for CO<

You're right. However, they did fly their own 737's between both airports some years ago.
 
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Fri Jan 21, 2005 6:21 pm

I warn you, this post swerves dangerously off-track!!

Many airlines have flown, and still do between the major Bay Area Airports.
AS once had a BOI-OAK-SJC-BOI, or vice versa, with a Fokker, did these turn into CRJ routes?

SFO-OAK
SFO-SJC
OAK-SFO
OAK-SJC
SJC-OAK
SJC-SFO

UA once flew MOD-SCK, scheduled at 19 minutes over 29 miles.
They even did it with a 737. UA also flew MCE-FAT, about 50 miles.
PDX-SLM, 45 miles, ILM-IAD, not sure on those miles.
UA had many interesting short-short mainline flights post deregulation when they were on the quest to operate to all fifty states.

Float-planes in and around the Puget Sound.

Before DFW, Many airlines flew GSW-DAL, like Delta and Central.
(Central merged into Frontier in late 60's)
Early Central Airlines routes averaged 20 miles.
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JFKLGAflyer
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Sat Jan 22, 2005 2:07 am

Last week I flew LEX-CVG on Comair... 20 minute flight.
Also flew ROC-SYR on Delta...about 15 minutes, but that was a 727, not an RJ.

Only ones I have personally flown, thus far.

[Edited 2005-01-21 18:08:50]
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RE: Shortest RJ Flight In The World

Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:36 pm

AC Jazz apparently runs the odd YVR-YYJ flight on a CRJ. 39 miles.

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