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Lt-AWACS
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:34 am

SSides, it was Great Plains that flew OKC-TUL, it was a very quick flight, especially East Bound. I flew them once from OKC-TUL-BLV (St Louis) and Back.

I'd flown the Houston-EFD to Houston-IAH several times (on Co-Ex of course) over the years, and it is popular on the threads lately. It is about 10 minutes and ~25 miles basically from the extensions of the Houston City limits. And yes it is going away  Sad

Most of the flights I take in Belize on both Tropic Air, and Maya island air, are short, as the country is only 8,000 sq miles to begin with.

Weren't there some airlines that ran the Austin-San Antonio flights to pic up pax?

Southwest's current shortest is Austin-Houston (Hobby) at 152 miles (from their website).

Also back in the days of Conquest Airlines in Texas, I flew the Abilene-San Angelo leg once, though this was also pax pick up on the way to Austin. Only an ~85 mile drive.

ABQ to Santa Fe is pretty short also.

Ciao, and Hook 'em Horns,
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757KSLC
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:04 pm

What airline currently flies TUL-OKC?

I know Delta flies(/flew last I checked) OKC-TUL, Fl. #628.
TUL-OKC...? I would assume so?
 
flyingnanook
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 6:53 pm

I flew on UA Express ATW-OSH once. That's only 19 miles. I was flying ORD-OSH and it made a scheduled stop in ATW. The plane was pretty full from ATW-OSH though.
 
mn
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 7:55 pm

HEL-TLL, around 35 minutes and 85 kms.
 
traveler_7
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:16 pm


Once Copterline Sikorsky S-76C cross the gulf (Helsinki Heliport - Tallinn Linnahall Heliport) just in 12 min. Usually it takes 18min
 
EZYcrew
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:33 pm

ZRH-GVA with A320 about 30 min.
ZRH-BSL with Emb145 ca. 15 min.
 
lxlgu
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:55 pm

08 minutes

WATERKLOOF AIR FORCE BASE to JOHANNESBURG INTERNATIONAL

Luxair Boeing 707 lx-lgu
Working as cabin crew
Flight was diverted to Waterkloof due to fog in Johannesburg


Cheers!
 
JGPH1A
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 8:58 pm

Shortest domestic leg

MOZ-PPT BNI Air Moorea - 5 minutes (18 miles TPM)

Shortest international leg

UNI-CRU BNI Airlines of Carriacou (ops for LIAT) - 4 minutes (9 miles TPM)
 
LH410
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:32 pm


The shortest trip between capitals is probably VIE - BUD on an Austrian Arrows Dash 8 - I'll do it next Wednesday
 
TriStar500
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RE: Very Short Flights

Tue Feb 24, 2004 11:38 pm

Augsburg Airways (under Team Lufthansa franchise) did a FRA-DTM-PAD-FRA triangle a few years, which I actually travelled on. The DTM-PAD segment is just 60 miles and takes a good 10-15 minutes by air.
 
InnocuousFox
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RE: Very Short Flights

Wed Feb 25, 2004 12:42 am

re: ONT-LAX

"I thought that would be a very fun flight because you would hardley even get above the clouds and would be able to see the great scenery"

Considering that the main eastern approach to LAX goes about a mile south of ONT at about 10000 feet, I would suspect that they only climb to about 5000' for the trip. Heck, you aren't even above the smog at that point!
 
BA747400
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RE: Very Short Flights

Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:20 am

The NEW Pan Am flies PSM to MHT with z 727-200. The flight is 15 min. I had a look at how much it was, just for kicks, for that segment: $75! Um, how about no!
This is the shortest flight i could think of
-Mike
 
AMX757
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Very Shor Flight

Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:30 am

Mexicana de Aviación:
Route: Cancún - Cozumel
Acrft: Boeing 727-200
Distance: 62km.

United Airlines:
Route: San Francisco - Oakland.
Acrft. Boeing 727-200
Distancie: Some 30 km???

A Conmuter flight in Scotland:
Route: Westree - Papa Westree
Acrft: Britten Norman Islander
Distance: 8 - 12 km.
 
RareBear
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RE: Very Short Flights

Wed Feb 25, 2004 2:49 am

Once flew from TPA to PIE (less than 10 miles) on a National Airlines CV-440, as stops on a JAX-EYW marathon flight through Florida.
 
andy_baker
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RE: Very Short Flights

Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:34 am

My shortest flight was with Aurigny between the Channel Islands of Guernsey (GCI) and Alderney (ACI) which by Trislander takes 15 minutes. I've just however come back from a trip to Inishmore in the Aran Islands (Galway Bay, Ireland) and when booking the trip found out that Aer Arann flies Islanders between all three of the main islands in the group with a flight time on one of the legs of only 2 minutes! Even the flight from the mainland only takes 8 minutes. I guess there's no in-flight catering on those flights! I may even try one next time instead of using the boat...man that crossing was rough!
 
CVGpilot
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RE: Very Short Flights

Thu Feb 26, 2004 7:45 am

DAY-CVG, can be aound ten min flight is CVG is landing south. Aircraft, BAE.
 
yow
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RE: Very Short Flights

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:28 pm

The shortest scheduled leg I've ever seen is flown by a couple of small Alaskan outfits flying Cessna 402s. Haines-Skagway. Bloc time gate-to-gate is set at 10 minutes. Distance musn't be more than 15nm.
 
flyiguy
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RE: Very Short Flights

Thu Feb 26, 2004 1:38 pm

Atlantic Coast use to operate a daily IAD - BWI with a J-32. I can't imagine that would be more than a 10 minute flight.
 
Badger21
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RE: Very Short Flights

Thu Feb 26, 2004 4:50 pm

MKE-MSN
Midwest used to run an MD-80 on this sector until late last year...its about 80 miles and 15 mins wheels up to wheels down.
 
b741
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:23 am

My OAG lists a flight from Havana to Varadero, 73 miles, 15 minutes chock to chock. It also lists Guantanamo-FLL and RAF Brize Norton-Falklands L1011. Must be political reasons.
 
rducky
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 7:54 am

Didn't Delta Airlines back in ther early to mid 90's operate a 767 from FLL-MIA, I maybe mistaken....correct me if I am wrong.


Rducky
 
Dtw757
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:01 am

DTW-TOL 49NM and about 15-20 minutes currently served with XJ Saab 340
 
Airmech56
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:25 am

Hey Lt-Awacs,

I taken the Belize City flight to San Pedro last year. Great times....can't wait to go back!  Smile/happy/getting dizzy.
 
AV8AJET
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 8:49 am

ASA has flights between ATL & MCN with CRJ-200's, -700's, and ATR-72's, and in the past EMB-120's were also used.
 
777ualsfo
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:03 pm

OAK-SFO was shortest I have flown. UAL SEA-SFO, unable to land due to weather and after 60 minutes declared fuel emergency, landed in OAK. Refueled and took off for 10 min flight to SFO.
 
AATriple7
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:08 pm

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freshlove1
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RE: Very Short Flights

Fri Feb 27, 2004 1:16 pm

You are correct on DL operating a 767 from FLL to MIA. it was basically a repositioning flight but it was listed as a revenue flight for those who wanted it. In 1990 they also used to fly a 727 from FLL to MIA, I believe it was flight #415

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