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Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetliners

Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:12 pm

Hi all

recently flew from Mumbai (BOM) TO Pune (PNQ) , a grand distance of 53nautical miles.We had a total flying time of 19 minutes to PNQ.

This route is served twice daily by jet airways using 737-700/800 full service aircraft, with an actual business class with separate business cabin.

This got me thinking which other routes around the world are actually that short in terms of flight time and also which airlines operate them using what equipment?

any insights would be interesting?
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:27 pm

Alaska has PSG-WRG which is 32mi and has a total flight time of 29 minutes. it is flown once daily on the weekend and twice daily during the week with 737-400C Combis.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:46 pm

The others i could get were

AA flys MKE-ORD at 67nm
US flys ABE-PHL at 55nm
NW flys TOL-DTW at 49nm
DL flys DAY-CVG at 54nm
UA flys SNA-LAX at 36 nm

but then again i dont think any of the above are operated on jet liners as the post suggests..but make for really short flights!
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:47 pm

Often times I see on Flightaware 5-10 minute flights between MCO or ORL to SFB. Usually they are corporate jets or G4's reposition flights.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 6:56 pm

Shortest in the continental US served by a mainline jet I believe is US Airways' PHL-BWI, 90 miles (78 nm). Flown with B733 or A319 equipment. Blocked at 45 minutes but actual flying time is closer to 25 minutes.
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:01 pm

Isn't there a commercial route in Scotland (or in that area) that is something like 3 minutes? It's to an island, IIRC.

(edited to add): This obviously isnt a jet route, but still incredibly short.

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Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:07 pm

Not the shortest but recently flew Phoenix to Tucson on USAirways' CRJ (all America West on the inside, aw). I could still see the lights of Phoenix over my shoulder on finals to TUS. Very nice short flight.

And this contribution is coming to you from baggage claim at Heathrow's T5, very nice daytrip to MAN on BA for the annual airline memorabilia convention in the shadow of Concorde G-BOAC. Very impressed by BA's ability to serve a hot bacon and tomato roll and hot and cold drinks on a thirty minute flight - hurrah!
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:10 pm

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 5):
Isn't there a commercial route in Scotland

i believe you mean this one: between the airports on the islands of Papa Westray and Westray in the Orkney Islands. Part of the daily service operated by Logan Air, the journey has a scheduled duration of just 2 minutes and carries passengers a total of 9 miles (14 km).

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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:22 pm

Quoting gauravpai (Reply 2):
UA flys SNA-LAX at 36 nm

Isn't this the flight that continues to PHX?
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:23 pm

Gulf Air's BAH-DMM service operated by A320
 
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Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:30 pm

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 5):
Isn't there a commercial route in Scotland (or in that area) that is something like 3 minutes? It's to an island, IIRC.

Papa Westray to Westray in the Orkney Islands. It takes around 2 minutes (or 1 with a following gale!). Here is a video of the flight:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXYrlRsNwKA
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:41 pm

Quoting coopdogyo (Reply 1):
32mi and has a total flight time of 29 minutes

32mi in 29min, that's 66mph. Quicker to do this on a car. Absolutely pointless.
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:55 pm

Quoting vv701 (Reply 10):
Papa Westray to Westray in the Orkney Islands. It takes around 2 minutes (or 1 with a following gale!). Here is a video of the flight:

The question involved jet-operated routes.

There's jet service several times a week Brazzaville (BZV) - Kinshasa (FIH), the capitals of the two Congos on opposite banks of the Congo River. ET operates twice weekly with 763s on that route although I don't think they have local traffic rights; it's part of a triangular route that operates ADD-BZV-FIH-ADD. KQ also has a few 738s a week with 5th freedom rights and local carrier Hewa Bora Airways with MD-82s and even a 727-200 if not mistaken.

That route is only 14 nm with a block time of 20 or 25 minutes. At one time UTA operated that route once or twice a week with a DC-10 and I believe Sabena also did it with DC-10s and/or 747-200s.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 7:57 pm



Quoting gauravpai (Reply 2):
UA flys SNA-LAX at 36 nm

flightaware shows nobody flying SNA-LAX

Quoting cloudyapple (Reply 11):
32mi in 29min, that's 66mph.

Here's a flight that made it in 6 minutes,
http://flightaware.com/live/flight/A...5/history/20100828/1810Z/PAWG/PAPG

Quoting cloudyapple (Reply 11):
Quicker to do this on a car. Absolutely pointless.

Yeah, assuming there is a road to drive on which in most of Alaska, there is not.

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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:01 pm

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 13):
flightaware shows nobody flying SNA-LAX

I was quoting a post of guaravpai..
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:05 pm

Quoting mrskyguy (Reply 14):
I was quoting a post of guaravpai..

fixed it, sorry.
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:18 pm

Quoting gauravpai (Reply 2):
Quoting mrskyguy (Reply 8):

United doesn't fly this route. It was once a UAX route. But there is no service.

Routes from the **past**:

United DC-8 San Francisco-Oakland 11 miles
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:21 pm

My shortest ever was FNT to DTW and vice versa. They do them with CRJs now, but I have been on aircraft as large as A320s on the 10-14 minute flight.

My company often had us do that because it was cheaper to go GRB-DTW-FNT than GRB-DTW.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:25 pm

Quoting coopdogyo (Reply 1):
Alaska has PSG-WRG which is 32mi and has a total flight time of 29 minutes. it is flown once daily on the weekend and twice daily during the week with 737-400C Combis.

This flight is flown once daily. It's the combi in one direction and a fully configured 737-400 (with First Class) in the other direction.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 8:35 pm

Near the end, Western Airlines used to fly from Washington Dulles to Washington National.
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sat Aug 28, 2010 9:35 pm

Quoting RP TPA (Reply 5):
Isn't there a commercial route in Scotland (or in that area) that is something like 3 minutes? It's to an island, IIRC.

(edited to add): This obviously isnt a jet route, but still incredibly short.

[Edited 2010-08-28 12:03:01]

As vv701 said it is Papa Westray - Westray, operated by a 8 seat Islander
 
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Sun Aug 29, 2010 8:12 am

In Europe it makes me thinks of RNN-CPH which is 91mi and flown by B737-300 of DY.
Or AMS-BRU, 98mi and a mix of F70/F100/E190
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RE: Shortest Routes/Flying Times Served By Jetline

Tue Aug 31, 2010 1:26 am

Quoting 71Zulu (Reply 4):
Shortest in the continental US served by a mainline jet I believe is US Airways' PHL-BWI, 90 miles (78 nm). Flown with B733 or A319 equipment. Blocked at 45 minutes but actual flying time is closer to 25 minutes.

I'm on that flight next week and it's only a CRJ. Sometimes they may sub in mainline aircraft, but i think 80-90% of the time its flown with Dash-8's. I'm surprised I'm on a CRJ i was expecting Dash 8.
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