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zippyjet
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:37 pm

Back in September of '85, my parents flew on UA from BWI with a stop at IAD . However, their destination on this DC-10 was SFO .  Big thumbs up

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Ringway
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Sat Apr 24, 2004 7:48 pm

Has to be GLA-EDI.

Not so much a scheduled service, but back in early summer of 2001 I used to fly EMA-GLA-EMA each week on F100 (and occasionally F75).

The return leg one Thursday evening GLA-EMA was delayed due to the outbound leg from EMA being delayed due to technical difficulties.

If memory serves me right, there were pax also delayed at EMA bound for EDI so a newly acquired A330 carried pax up to GLA, picked up those bound for EMA, then continued onto EDI to drop off the first lot of pax.

GLA-EDI is a distance of 46 miles - we barely got off the ground.

 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:11 pm

Definitely Aruba - Curaçao on a KLM DC-10, MD-11, 747-300 and 747-400. KLM is not allowed to carry any commercial passengers between these two routes, however staff and duty passengers are allowed. Sometimes I disembark in CUR, because I gave to be there for work, but most of the times I just continue on to AMS

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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:41 pm

84 ml Cologne Frankfurt on a FULL LH A300-600
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 7:58 pm

Muscat - Dubai EK 773
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AirBerlin
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Tue Apr 27, 2004 8:04 pm

From SXM-Santo Domingo on an AF B747-200

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flybhx764
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 8:16 am

Muscat - Dubai EK 773 - whats the distance on that
 
moose1226
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:35 am

Mine was ATL-JAX on the DL 767. 270nm.
 
Aviationlover1
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 11:44 am

UA used to Operate a 747 from San Diego to LAX, continuing to HNL. SAN to LAX, about 20 minutes, on a 747.
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:14 pm

SJU-SDQ a 250 mile flight currently being flown by American with an A300 - 757's and ATR's as well) and by Iberia with their mix of A340-300, A340-600 or 747-200. Iberia used to do DC-10 30 too - I flew once on it - and American used to do DC-10-10 (I flew on another one once).

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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Wed Apr 28, 2004 12:16 pm

EWR-JFK British Airways, 747-400, flight was diverted due to bad weather.
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flybhx764
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 6:53 am

EWR-JFK British Airways, 747-400, flight was diverted due to bad weather.??

That is short, just like down the street.
 
airbus3801
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 7:25 am

The shortest flight that i have been on that was a widebody was Three Hours on ATA Lockheed Tristar from JFK-San Juan
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:21 am

I flew an Eastern A300 MIA-FLL in 1981
 
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:24 am

RSW-ATL 2 days ago! 767, lasted about an hour and a half
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Ealsys1
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri Apr 30, 2004 9:27 am

I flew MIA-PBI on an A300 on Eastern in '82. They also had an L1011 flying MIA-FLL on a regular schedule. That would be about 20 miles!

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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Sun May 02, 2004 3:13 am

EWR-JFK British Airways, 747-400, flight was diverted due to bad weather.??

still think that this one is the shortest
 
flybhx764
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri May 07, 2004 7:46 am

EWR-JFK British Airways, 747-400, flight was diverted due to bad weather.??

this one is the shortest
 
boysteve
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri May 07, 2004 7:54 am

Air France used to fly Paris CDG-Doha-Abu Dhabi with an A330. The Doha to Abu Dhabi section was ~28 minutes flying time. And you got a drink!
 
supersonic78
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri May 07, 2004 8:06 am

Not to forget good old Swissair times: (some are already mentioned)

ZRH-LHR on MD11
ZRH-AB) (FRA / FRF / EDDF), Germany">FRA on A330
ZRH-MUC on A330
ZRH-GVA on B747 !!!!!
GRU-GIG on MD11
AUH-DXB on A330
DXB-MCT on A330
BOS-PHL on B747

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WiLdmanVzla
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RE: Shortest Flight On A Widebody?

Fri May 07, 2004 9:23 am

2 weeks ago... EZE-SCL in a A340-300 (LA), something about 1 h, 45 min.

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