AviationAddict
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Your Quickest Flight?

Sun Feb 26, 2006 11:10 pm

I just flew from IAD to BOS on United Express/Messa flight 7190 and I couldn't believe how quick it was. Normally that route takes a good hour and five minutes to an hour and fifteen minutes but our total point to point flight time was more like 50 minutes flat. Unfortunately the total flight time was more like an hour and a half because ATC held us at IAD for about 15 minutes and then held us again in a pattern around PVD for about another 15 minutes, but that's life, what can you do?

So anyways, on to my question; what flights have you been on that have been noticeable quicker than usual. I'd be eager to hear about any transcontinental or intercontinental flights that have been much faster than the average.
 
redneckslim
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:17 am

LAX-NRT 9 seconds! Just after take off roll we blew out #3 on a 747-200 (1985) the F/A said "Welcome to Japan!" and we taxied back to the NWA gate. Funny thing was that a bunch of deportees were on the flight headed back to the Philippines, and when the door was closed and sealed for T/O the INS people just drove off. Assuming these people were as good as gone. Not so, as soon as the door was reopened the ilegals bolted amd were gone like the wind. We all got hotels and the NWA sent a 747 just back from europe via MLS with no Japan customs forms and no booze!
 
FutureFO
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:23 am

Quickest flight would be MKE-MSN, SDF-CVG. Both are within the 20 minute range.



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UN_B732
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 12:27 am

Hmm.. At first I thought you meant the fshortest flight you've taken, which would be ZAG-VIE
Then I noticed you meant shortest flight in relation to scheduled.. like helped by a good tailwind, and I don't really know what that would be. Probably some trans-atlantic flight.
What now?
 
cedars747
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:11 am

once onboard a Varig DC-10 flight from Abidjan to RIO , i realise that we arrived to destination like one hour and a half before the normal time.
Alex!!!

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Door5Right
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 1:23 am

From the island of Westray to Papa Westray in the Orkney Islands.

97 seconds!

Route is operated by Loganair in Scotland. The timetable allows 2 minutes for the flight on Britten Norman Islander aircraft on the daily runs linking the outer islands with Kirkwall.


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edelag
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:23 am

I have never flown on the route but I've heard it is quite quick, CZM-CUN. The distance is about 70km (43 miles). On a propeller you should make about 15-20 minutes. I did not find this flight on expedia but you should find it on your local travel agency.
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B742
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 2:53 am

My quickest flight has been 6 mins in Iceland in June of 2005  Smile

My flight was from Bakki to Vestmannaeyjar and return on Flugfelag Vestmannaeyja  Smile

I flew on a Partenavia P68 and Piper PA31-350 Chietain  Smile

Good fun, well worth a visit  Smile



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fbgdavidson
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:46 am

Shortest: RIC-IAD on UA Express ERJ-145 - 23mins RIC-IAD-LHR:UA/BA Club World Sleeper Service (Pics) (by Fbgdavidson Dec 27 2005 in Trip Reports)

Ahead of schedule: SFO-LHR on BA - 1hr 25mins ahead of our scheduled 10hr 30min flight time BA Club World: LHR-SFO-LHR September 2004 (by Fbgdavidson Oct 13 2004 in Trip Reports)

My parents flew TAB-POS a couple of weeks ago. They didn't say how long the flight was but it shows as 51miles on Great Circles Mapper.
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USAFHummer
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 5:55 am

DEN-COS, 73 miles on a UAX Bae-146 back in 2000 (yes, it was as a connecting pax, there is absolutely no reason to fly that route for an O/D pax)...flight time was around 21 or 22 minutes IIRC...

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Jeremy
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 7:51 am

A Usairways Express EMB-120 from MIA to FLL, about 20 miles.
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LONGisland89
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Your Quickest Flight?

Mon Feb 27, 2006 8:23 am

American Eagle Jetstream from MIA to APF.
 
thepilot
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:25 am

Some of my shortest include DEN-COS and LEX-CVG (after a diversion).
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vhqpa
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Mon Feb 27, 2006 9:46 am

My shortest was 45 minutes on a Qantaslink Dash 8-300 MKY-ROK (151nm) even got a complimentry light refreshment.

Second shortest was 55 minutes on a Virgin Blue Boeing 737-700 ROK-BNE (279nm).



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rootsair
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:42 am

Quoting Jeremy (Reply 10):
A Usairways Express EMB-120 from MIA to FLL, about 20 miles.

how useless !!!!

My personal shortest comemrcial flight was on a CDG-GVA flight where we were diverted to LYS because GVA runway was closed due to a debris. We took back off from LYS to GVA and the flight was 15 min long !
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nkops
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:01 am

I use to take the ACY-PHL flight alot on the B1900... barring any delays into PHL, air time was about 12 minutes.
:evil:
 
BMIFlyer
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 5:24 am

LHR - MAN on BD.

28 mins Big grin



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jm017
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:35 am

For me it's a tie:

(this actually answers the question AviationAddict asked)

1) I just returned from Seattle where the flight left 30 minutes late and arrived in Chicago on time, so it was 30 minutes faster than scheduled. And a good thing too, as i was able to make my connection.
2) A PeopleExpress flight from HOU to EWR that also arrived 30 minutes early.

Shortest flight (what everyone else is answering) was: MBJ-KIN on JM. I have done this one many times. it's scheduled for 40 minutes, but when we pull back to taxi they announce a flight time of no more than 20 minutes.
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 9:59 am

LTN-AMS 29 minutes EZY 737-300
LHR-AMS 42 mintutes KLM 767-300

Glenn

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pdxtriple7
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:09 am

ONT-LAX lasted about 15-20 minutes. I believe it is around 49 miles.
 
NWADC9
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 11:17 am

GMP-YCN 20-25 minutes KE and OZ assortment of aircraft that I can't remember well.
PIT-DTW 35-40 minutes NW DC-9/ARJ
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ZKSUJ
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Your Quickest Flight?

Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:05 pm

Wellington to Auckland. It was about 45 minutes.
 
LGWspeedbird
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Your Quickest Flight?

Tue Feb 28, 2006 6:49 pm

LHR-FFD 15 minute sector time in a B747-400

flight was a charter for the RIAT
upcoming flights LHR-LAX-HNL-SFO-LHR
 
TPAnx
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Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:16 pm

Playa del Carmen to Cozumel...just a few minutes.
TPA-MCO, about 20 minutes...
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cedars747
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Your Quickest Flight?

Tue Feb 28, 2006 10:29 pm

MEA and Cyprus airways from BEY to LCA.Two continents on a less than 40 minutes flight.
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747luvr
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Your Quickest Flight?

Wed Mar 01, 2006 3:05 am

CO express...CLE-DTW.....15 minutes....for roughly 95 miles. ERJ145
 
TimePilot
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Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:14 am

December 2005, JFK > BOS on Comair was 35 minutes. Well done!!

The other shortest flight I ever took was Zurich > Frankfurt on Lufthansa. We took off, had a tasty sandwich & a bar of chocolate, then started decent. 25~30 minutes I think it was.

I'm a nervous flyer: I like really short flights (~1 hour) or long flights (10+ hours.)  Smile
 
PlymSpotter
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Your Quickest Flight?

Thu Mar 02, 2006 10:26 am

BRS-PLH on Air Southwest, with a Dash8-300. Total flying time of 18 mins, just under 1 min to taxi to the stand at Plymouth and then 38 seconds to walk from the steps of the aircraft to the car outside. Shortest on a jet was MAH-BCN with Iberia on an MD88, flight completed in a little over 20 mins, even managed a cruising altitude of 18,000ft.

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AviationAddict
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Your Quickest Flight?

Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:28 am

Quoting JM017 (Reply 17):

(this actually answers the question AviationAddict asked)

Thanks JM017!!! But, in the defense of everyone else, I did word my question rather poorly! I think was tired when I wrote it, sorry everyone!  Wink
 
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Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:08 pm

Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 28):
Thanks JM017!!! But, in the defense of everyone else, I did word my question rather poorly! I think was tired when I wrote it, sorry everyone!

In my own defense for not reading the question properly; I admit I'm an idiot who needs sleep Wink

The only one that comes to mind at the moment is BHX-BFS on Sunday, took off 7 mins late and landed almost 20 early, total flying time of about 25mins, I think. All the intercontinental flights I have taken have departed late and just about made up time when they landed, or were hopelessly late starting so still landed hours late or were slowed up by head-winds. The one time flying JFK-LHR with VS last year that I thought we were going to land early, ATC put us in a stack and we were half an hour late.

Dan Smile
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deltagator
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Thu Mar 02, 2006 3:01 pm

Quoting TPAnx (Reply 23):
TPA-MCO, about 20 minutes...

You beat me to it. Not including taxi time I made that flight in 15 minutes almost every time I flew it.
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NZPM
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Your Quickest Flight?

Thu Mar 02, 2006 5:54 pm

WLG-PMR 71nm in a Beech 1900.
 
DavidT
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Your Quickest Flight?

Thu Mar 02, 2006 6:07 pm

OUL-RVN 25 minutes.

At easter I'm flying HEL-TLL, that's about 15 minutes air time.
 
jm017
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Your Quickest Flight?

Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:17 am

Quoting AviationAddict (Reply 28):
Thanks JM017!!! But, in the defense of everyone else, I did word my question rather poorly! I think was tired when I wrote it, sorry everyone! Wink

No sweat. I love answering these questions.
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NZ747
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Fri Mar 03, 2006 3:31 pm

My quickest flight was from PMR to NZPM. It was 10mins.
 
ZKSUJ
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Fri Mar 03, 2006 4:34 pm

Quoting Nz747 (Reply 34):
My quickest flight was from PMR to NZPM. It was 10mins.

Uh huh ????? What did you do, Break the plane of something?  Wink
 
Timology
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Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:05 pm

SIN-AMS, arrived at 4.30 am instead, like 1 and a half hours before SAT
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sky0000547
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Your Quickest Flight?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 1:08 am

Mine was on Northwest YYZ-DTW. Was travelling on A320 seating on the last row. By the time the drinks trolley got to me it was time for descent. The journey time was 45 minutes.
 
AirScoot
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Sat Mar 04, 2006 2:42 am

Shortest flight for me would be BU when they were doing the triangle route FBU-MOL-KSU-FBU in a 732. The MOL-KSU is 31 miles. It took longer to taxi and take off than it took to actually fly it.
 
BHXFAOTIPYYC
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Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:45 am

MAN FAO on a Caledonian DC10 - 1 hr 50 mins. Scheduled time 2 hr 45 mins. We had a good tailwind.
Breakfast in BHX, lunch in FAO, dinner in TIP, baggage in YYC.
 
FLAIRPORT
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Your Quickest Flight?

Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:46 am

gotta be JAX-FLL 40 minutes both ways. MCO-FLL will do it next week. Blocked at an hour, but probably more like 20-30 mins.
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NZ747
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Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:07 pm

Quoting ZKSUJ (Reply 35):
Uh huh ????? What did you do, Break the plane of something?

Na, when hardass got out of the plane and sent me on the solo...  

Other than that, B737-800 NAN-SUV 10-15 mins.

[Edited 2006-03-04 09:10:53]
 
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BNE
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Sat Mar 04, 2006 5:34 pm

Quickest; WRE(Whangarei)-AKL 22 minutes;

Fastest compared to schedule;

BNE-AKL; scheduled 3 hours got in 2hr 30 minutes; I think it was only 2hours 20 minutes in the air. QF 747.
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sk601
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Sat Mar 04, 2006 11:44 pm

My quickest flights:

AMS-BRU KLM B737 20 minutes (30 min blocktime)
AMS-STN KLMuk F100 25 minutes (40 min blocktime)
DTW-AMS KLM B747 4hrs50 minutes -very strong jetstream!
 
srbmod
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Your Quickest Flight?

Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:28 am

A Delta 733 from TLH-ATL, took about 25 minutes.
 
IDISA
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Your Quickest Flight?

Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:24 pm

No doubt MXP-ZRH, some 35mins over the fantastic scenario of the Swiss Alps on a very clear day. One of my best flying experience ever.
Aircraft was LX E145 RJ.
I remember the Captain saying, 15 mins after take-off: "Folks, we are about to begin our descent"...

Quoting SK601 (Reply 43):
DTW-AMS KLM B747 4hrs50 minutes -very strong jetstream!

Wow, almost a Concorde ride!!!!!!  trophy 

IDISA
 
aaden
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Mon Mar 06, 2006 12:35 pm

Quoting USAFHummer (Reply 9):
DEN-COS, 73 miles on a UAX Bae-146 back in 2000 (yes, it was as a connecting pax, there is absolutely no reason to fly that route for an O/D pax)...flight time was around 21 or 22 minutes IIRC...

i've flown it and not connected

lax-oakland
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DesertAir
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Your Quickest Flight?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:25 pm

My quickest flights:
Tucson-Phoenix on AmericaWest Express...about 20 minutes in the air on a regional jet.
Modesto-Stockton, CA in the early 70's on a United 737-200 about 30 miles.
Burbank-Long Beach on an Alaska 737 in the 80's on way to Oakland.
 
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EGTESkyGod
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Your Quickest Flight?

Mon Mar 06, 2006 9:59 pm

EGTE - EGTU, 6 minutes.
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TuffGong
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Your Quickest Flight?

Wed Mar 08, 2006 1:21 pm

YLW - YVR westjet 737-700 took 38 minutes. Quickest i've gotten to Vancouver on a jet forsure.
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