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Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:54 pm

The 2 routes I remember:

AA: SJU-STT with A300/757 equipment. A flight time of not even 15 min.

DL: AUS-SAT with 737 jets. Flight time of 10 min.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Thu Feb 12, 2004 7:58 pm

NW DTW-FNT is pretty short.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Thu Feb 12, 2004 9:53 pm

EA and NA used to do PNS-MOB in both directions...
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:41 am

That DTW-FNT on a DC 9 or Reginal jet is 13 1/2 to 15 minutes wheels up to touch-down.
I have flown that route a few dozen times. Now, FNT-DTW is a little longer because of trafffic flow into DTW. Thats about 16 to 18 minutes.
In the 70's UA flew a GRR-LAN with 737's and that was about 16 minutes wheels up to touchdown.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:45 am

UA - DEN-COS. . .was a DC-10 back in the day.

CO - OAK-SJC. . .I flew this in an MD-80 in the late 1980s.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:45 am

Years ago Emerald Airlines flew HOU-IAH with a DC9-10. 25 or so miles, scheduled at 20 minutes, of which off/on was a whopping 9 minutes. Even though they were feeding CO at IAH I'm told they got a surprising number of local passengers--mostly people who just wanted to experience flying.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:46 am

Air Tanzania run 737's from DAR to ZNZ - distance 46 miles, scheduled flying time 20 mins (although actually more like 10).

SA used to fly KIM-BFN vv with 737's (around 75 miles I think) which also used to take about 20 minutes

I believe there used to be a TW flight that flew SA - New York">JFK-SA - New Jersey">EWR with a 747 - it was a while ago.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:47 am

TWA and Northwest both flew published (available for booking) MD-80 positioning flights w/ MD-80's between SNA-ONT in the mid 90's.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:48 am

A couple from when I was a kid...

NC, before becoming RC, used to fly MSN to MKE with a DC9 -- 17 minutes in the air. Also, the flight from ORD to MSN used to stop at Janesville/Beloit (no idea what the code is anymore) and from there to MSN was less than 10 minutes.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:49 am

I actually flew the AA SJU-STT flight mentioned. It was an A300 and it was packed!
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:50 am

a few I have flown:

Delta Airlines B767 MIA to FLL (8 mins) i dont think they fly the route anymore!
Air Canada B747-400 YOW to YUL (10 mins), now it is a A320.
United Air DC10 DEN to COS (about 10 mins)
Delta Air B757 MCO to TPA (10 mins)

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jet

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:50 am

AC i would guess YVR-YYJ (D9S) or maybe YOW-YMX (76x/74x, no local pax), both about 20 mins, though YVR-YYJ is shorter distance wise (64km/34nm).
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:51 am

As late as the spring of 2002, I was on an early morning US 734 flight MCI-CLT. That in itself is not extraordinary, but the flight continued on to GSO. I was continuing to CAE, so I do not know the flight time for the CLT-GSO leg.
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:53 am

GSO-CLT is scheduled at 45 minutes, but when I did it it took about 15, on a 733
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:53 am

Alaska Airlines: Flight #64


Peterburg,Alaska to Wrangell, Alaska 34 min. with a 737-200C

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:53 am

The CLT-GSO leg is right around 16 min. I believe that they use 737-300's and a CRJ sometimes on that CLT-GSO route
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 12:58 am

CO used to fly LAX-SNA, just a few years ago with a 73G...UA still does with the EM2 of course. UA also flies LAX-ONT with EM2 and CRJ equip.

I remember as a kid, Business Express flew from MHT-BOS...about 45 miles. I do remember the DL FLL-MIA and also I think EA flew that route as well with an L1011.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:10 am

A couple of non-US ones:

VCP-GRU, JJ 100
FRA-CGN, LH 733
FRA-LUX, LG 735
TXL-HAM, LH 733
FRA-STR, LH 321/320

and here's my favourite:
SZG-MUC, YP 321 (now defunct)
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:14 am

VS positions a 343 from LHR to LGW to operate to PHC and then it positions it from LGW to LHR.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:15 am

I non-reved on Delta from KPNS to KMOB 50 miles.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:20 am

Jetsgo flies between YHZ-YYG on MD80, 16 min.

Also Air Alps flies between Linz and Salzburg which is also very short hop, maybe 10-20 mins the most.

 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:23 am

I flew on CO's 727-200's a couple of times between FLL and MIA, about 18 air miles, flight time no more than 5 minutes, back in the early 80's.

Flight was a continuation to/from DEN-Stapleton.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 1:55 am

anyone in here remember sfo-oak on ua back in the late 80s??? 722 continued onto den
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:19 am

I was going to say that I seem to remember a UA flight from SFO to OAK back the 80's, but I was not very sure about it. What would be the distance on that flight segment?
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:22 am

anyone in here remember sfo-oak on ua back in the late 80s??? 722 continued onto den


Yes. And after their strike, they were offering 1/2 fare coupons for future flights to win back customers. Those SFO-OAK flights ran full.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:23 am

anyone in here remember sfo-oak on ua back in the late 80s??? 722 continued onto den

Yes! I was attending graduate school in the Bay Area from 1982-1986, and almost got to take that flight one day, on my way to ICT (Wichita) via DEN. Alas, I ended up booked on a non-stop to DEN, but I knew of people that took the SFO-OAK-DEN flight.

My wife (fiancee at the time) was flying out from MSN to SFO on AA via ORD back in 1995, and SFO was down to two runways (28 R & L) due to heavy rain and stiff winds. The MD80 she was on was in a hold long enough that it had to divert for fuel -- to OAK. While some folks just got off there, she chose to stay on (they were in OAK for nearly an hour) and got to experience the OAK-SFO leg, albeit unscheduled. They took off from runway 29 at OAK, circled to the east over the Castro Valley area, then back south and west to join the pattern for either 28R or 28L at SFO. Took about 15 minutes, for her shortest flight.

The shortest scheduled flight that I took regularly was when I lived in Montana. DL would operate 737-200s, -300s, and even 722s from BTM (Butte) to SLC, with a stop in BZN (Bozeman). The BTM-BZN leg was usually right at 9-12 minutes flying time, depending on the route we took over the Contintental Divide between the two cities.

Growing up in Seattle, I also remember UA running a DC10 from SEA-YVR daily, a continuation of a ORD-SEA flight. AS still operates a 737-700 on that route.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:35 am

I've flown YVR-SEA and SEA-YVR, which is 127 miles, on Alaska Airlines MD-80s. After taking off from one airport, you spend a half-hour circling the other airport waiting to land. In this short time, AS manages to serve a snack.  Smile

 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:40 am

I saw a special on TV one night talking about the shortest scheduled flight in the world which, when timed, took a grand total of just over a min! Just a hop over a bay. I want to say that it is somewhere in England, Scotland or Ireland, I forgot. The flight, I believe, is operated with an BN Islander. Anyone heard of this flight?
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:40 am

Here's two:

Air Canada YVR-YYJ on Dec 27/03 in an A319...16min. and
Air Transat PBI - FLL in 2000 in an L1011...about 20 minutes
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:45 am

Pre 9/11, NW had a scheduled flight Between SAN and SNA if memory serves me right.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 2:52 am

DL has some real short routes out of CVG

CVG-LEX on a MD88
CVG to columbus oh on a MD88(use to be a 752)
CVG-LOU on a md88
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:10 am

When Memphis had MEM-JAN a few years ago operating DC9-10's.
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:15 am

SFO-OAK is going to be hard to beat. The aircraft for UA's OAK-DEN and OAK-ORD nonstops would overnight in SFO, so the SFO-OAK nonstop was a regular thing. Departure end of SFO runway 1R to threshold of OAK runway 29 is 8.5 nm, so actual air mileage on a given flight might well turn out to be 15 or less.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:18 am

Just three or four years back, Continental offered a couple of 737-300 flights from Houston Intercontinental to Houston Hobby. I never was on one but heard from friends that flight time was often no more than 12 minutes. I recall one flight leaving in the evening, crew had a really short layover at the Hilton Hobby, and came back early in the morning.
 
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:21 am

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:24 am

LH is flying FRA-DUS (approximately 30 minutes), on this route I flew on the following aircraft types: A 300, A 310, A 319, A 320, A 321, B 733, B 735 and CR7.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:32 am

With LX, as in the original Crossair:
ZRH-BSL. It was some sort of MD series jet.
I remember it taking no longer than about 15 minutes.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 3:57 am

Back in 95 was scheduled on MCO-CVG-CMH. The CVG-CMH leg was a 757 and we were delayed over 3 hours. Would have been faster to rent a car and drive.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:30 am

AS has deliveries flown BFI-SEA  Big grin

QX has a few short flights: PDT-PSC takes about 15 minutes on a Dash-8. LWS-PUW is about 15 minutes also. PSC had flights to YKM on QX, UAX, and US/PSA lasting about 15 minutes. There were flights on QX and Cascade from PSC to ALW also lasting about 15 minutes.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:39 am

Pre 9/11, NW had a scheduled flight Between SAN and SNA if memory serves me right

It was between LAX and SNA... flight 27/28, operated with an A319. It was a continuation of the flight to/from Osaka.


When Memphis had MEM-JAN a few years ago operating DC9-10's

Flew this one before, on an ARJ... through some of the nastiest thunderstorms that I've been a part of. Not very fond memories.


NW also used to operate LAN-AZO-MSP and vice-versa, with a DC-9-30. The flight between Lansing and Kalamazoo took around 10-15 minutes.


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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 4:42 am

Delta flies CVG-LEX with an MD-80 series aircraft total time from take off to touch down is about 17 minutes.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:20 am

Hey everyone, well another short flight is on Air Canada, the flight goes from Toronto to Regina first, and then a short hop up to Saskatoon which is 100 miles apart, and because both airports are not very busy, the flight time is only about 16 minutes. It is A320 service. But the funny thing is that because of some deal they can't carry passengers between the two cities, so any people on that leg are either Toronto to Saskatoon passengers, or people that got on in Regina for the return to Toronto.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:38 am

I flew a couple of times on UA SFO-OAK..

I also flew on NWA (worked the flight many times) PHX-TUC..total time was about 9 minutes
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Fri Feb 13, 2004 6:43 am

Sorry everyone ment to say PHX-TUS
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jet

Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:00 am

Cyprus Airways flies Larnaca-Paphos with the a310. The flight is a total of around 10 mins., but it continues onto LHR. No wonder - only 20 people are so get on at Larnaca, but then the plane is full when we take off from Paphos.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:24 am

After the Eagle ATR crashed in Indiana, AA was flying 727-200s on ORD-MKE, which is less than 90 miles driving between airports.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:44 am

But the funny thing is that because of some deal they can't carry passengers between the two cities, so any people on that leg are either Toronto to Saskatoon passengers, or people that got on in Regina for the return to Toronto.

Miles, AC most definitely does sell seats on YQR-YXE. Check out for fares. Heck you can even pay $309 one-way, plus taxes to fly in J class. Gate-to-gate block time is 45 or 50 minutes...longer than YOW-YUL.

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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 7:48 am

USAIrways used to fly DC9's from Elmira to Ithaca, that's about a 30 minute car ride, I don't remember the flight time. The flight was making a circle route, with of course Pittsburgh as the starting and ending point.
 
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:02 am

I've done the CVG-LEX before, Delta 727. My last 727 if I remember right. I think it was 18 minutes. I was going from PHX-CVG-LEX. When I got the itinerary from my travel agent it showed a 45 minute flight so I didn't think anything of it, else I would have rented a car and driven rather than sit there for an hour and a half.
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RE: Shortest Routes A Major Flew With Mainline Jets

Fri Feb 13, 2004 8:03 am

I flew on a Delta L1011 from OGG(Maui)-HNL. 101 miles in about 20 minutes. Maybe the shortest widebody flight?

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