UN_B732
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Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US?

Tue Apr 20, 2010 7:13 pm

At a whopping 27 miles, is this segment (a tag-on) the shortest flight in the US? It seems like the shortest flight in the UA system.. but I might be wrong.
Based on the posts in a thread in 2005, noone named a current shortest flight..

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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:37 pm

The shortest scheduled flight in the world is 2.8 km from Westray to Papa Westray. The flight time including taxi is 2 minutes. It is flown by BN-2A Islanders by Loganair

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Papa_Westray_Airport

JST-AOO may be the shortest in the US though I understand there once were scheduled helicopter flights from LGA JFK and downtown NY to JFK. Those probably would not count if you are looking for flights today.

[Edited 2010-04-20 13:39:13]
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:41 pm

Could you list what airports you are talking about?
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 8:49 pm

Quoting RoseFlyer (Reply 2):
Could you list what airports you are talking about?

JST = John Murtha Johnstown-Cambria County Airport
AOO = Altoona-Blair County Airport
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:03 pm

Quoting UN_B732 (Thread starter):
At a whopping 27 miles, is this segment (a tag-on) the shortest flight in the US? It seems like the shortest flight in the UA system.. but I might be wrong.

Pullman, WA to Lewiston, ID on QX is 26 miles  

Typically it's flown as a SEA-PUW-LWS-SEA or vice-versa triangle routing. However, QX does sell the PUW-LWS sector as a separate segment, and also offers PUW-LWS-BOI connecting service.
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 9:10 pm

Era Aviation (more specifically, Hageland Aviation) flies BET-KWT (Bethel, AK to Kwethluk, AK) non-stop on Cessnas at a distance of only 13 statute miles. There may be other routes even shorter, particularly hopping between Alaskan villages, but this was the one that came to mind.
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 10:25 pm

Quoting steex (Reply 5):
Era Aviation (more specifically, Hageland Aviation) flies BET-KWT

Scheduled?
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:30 pm

Quoting timz (Reply 6):
Scheduled?

They are indeed scheduled flights (and bookable to the general public at Era's website). I should clarify, though, that the segment is only flown non-stop BET -> KWT. The full routing is flown 3 times daily as a circle route of BET-KWT-KKI-AKI-BET (Bethel-Kwethluk-Akiachak-Akiak-Bethel).

Now that I think about it though, the shortest non-stop segment on that routing is actually KKI-AKI at 7 statute miles.
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Tue Apr 20, 2010 11:49 pm

Looking at the territory they fly through, one can see where the need for such flights comes from!

http://maps.google.com/maps?f=q&sour...313&spn=0.267603,1.150818&t=k&z=11
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:17 am

Wasn't there a tri-motor that served the islands north of port clinton, oh, not to long ago?   
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:07 am

New England Airlines flies scheduled flights from Westerly RI to Block Island. 17 miles
 
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RE: Is JST-AOO The Shortest Sched Flight In The US

Wed Apr 21, 2010 5:47 pm

Quoting steex (Reply 7):
BET-KWT-KKI-AKI-BET

The Cessna lands on gravel runways and on water, on the same trip? Is that common on scheduled flights up there?

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