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Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:23 am

Just curious as to what are the shortest flights operated by airliners like the 737, 717, md80 etc. I'm thinking along the lines of 20-30 mins, what sort of altitude is reached on these flights and are the flights extended by flying in circles or whatever to allow the planes to get that altitude.

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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 7:57 am

I remember flying LAS-PHX on an awa 737-200, which is about 250 miles. It took us about 40-45 minutes, and the pilot said we cruised at 25,000.

Hope this helps,
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:04 am

Delta flies from San Antonio to Austin (about 70 miles). It took about 20 minutes. I think we got up to about 10,000 feet (we never had a cruising altitude because we went up then down). An MD-90 flies the route (and then goes on to Salt Lake City).
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:34 am

At PNS, we have a morning Delta MD88 flight that goes from PNS to MOB. It's only a 62 mile flight and lasts somewhere in the range of 20-25 minutes. The flight continues on from MOB to DFW. Then at night, the flight comes back from MOB to PNS.
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 8:43 am

China Southern flies a very short hop from Hong Kong to Guangzhou. I was unable to get information of the aircraft type, cruising altutude and flying time from their homepage. It's a mere 100Km though.
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:07 am

The China Southern flights between HKG-CAN is usually done by their 757's. Depending on traffic conditions at both ends, the flight normally shouldn't take more than 30 minutes.

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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:24 am

US Airways operates a flight from CLT to CHS that is about 150 miles and about 30 mins in the air in a Fokker 100.
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:26 am

Shortest B767 flight I've flown was SAN-LAX. 19 minutes @ 10,000 or 11,000 feet depending on direction.
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:29 am

I've been on NW flight from DTW-SBN (South Bend, IN). I'm not sure of the distance, but altitude was 16,000, duration 36 min. on a DC-9-15. Also I've flown on NW flight MSP-RST (Rochester,MN) 70 miles at 12,000, 25 min. on DC-9-32. In 1978 I was on an Allegheny BAC 111 PHI-PIT-CMH-DAY. CMH-DAY is about 50 miles at 10,000.
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 11:53 am

The shortest one i've been on was stuttgart to frankfurt on LH. Some airbus, i'm not sure what model, but probably a 320. 27 minutes in thunderstorms.
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 12:13 pm

We fly PHX-TUS... which is a very very short hop!
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 1:12 pm

The shortest jet flights that TWA makes are in DC9 and MD80 aircraft...

STL to MLI (moline Illinios) about 25 minutes @ 15,000 feet

STL to SGF (Springfield Mo) about 20-25 minutes @ 13,000 or 17,000 feet

they used to do STL to PIA (Peoria Illinois) and that was really short.... 20 minutes in the air at most. TWE does it now with the ATR42/72 and EMB 145.

I know USAirways does some similar flights from CLT to GSP, GSO, RDU, INT and CAE.

As for the altitude question.. nope, no circling. Sometimes the flights are rather parabolic in nature!
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Wed Apr 12, 2000 4:05 pm

Crossair has a flight from Basle to Berne. It is 47 miles long and takes 18 minutes on a RJ100.

Thanks

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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Thu Apr 13, 2000 12:36 am

I recall hearing of an L1011 charter from FWA-IND. I think it is a little more than 100 miles. I wonder if they even put the gear up .
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Thu Apr 13, 2000 5:47 am

i heard somewhere that Delta Air Lines used to operate ATL-FLL-MIA. The FLL-MIA leg took 15 minutes, over only a few miles. If anyone could tell me anything about this route as I am skeptical about this, I would be greatly appreciative.

Thanks,
Jonathan D.
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:03 am

Delta operates Tampa-Orlando route which isn't more than around 60-70 miles. The flight is operated by EMB-120s by Comair, but sometimes Delta exchanges aircraft between the airports so they aren't carrying people, but are still flying.
 
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:12 am

CO had the Houston Proud Express from HOU to IAH in the '70s. It was operated with the DC-9-10.
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RE: Short Range Airline Flights

Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:16 am

Aerolineas, LAPA, and PLUNA operate many flights a day from buenos aires(jorge newbury) to uraguay(montevideo y punta del este) The flight is about 20 minutes long, ussually operated by 737's, and is just a small hope over the widest river in the world.
 
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RE: DL_mech

Thu Apr 13, 2000 6:23 am

CO still serves HOU from IAH with a variety of 737 aircraft (mostly 733's)

CO Express also serves Ellington Field (ELH) from IAH with Beechcraft 1900D's.

So CAL is still Houston proud because they serve all three area airports: ELH, HOU, and IAH.

Block time on HOU-IAH and ELH-IAH is around 30 minutes though, about how long the drive between the pairs would take.

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