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Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:05 pm

Would be interesting to hear, what your longest flights on narrowbody aircraft and your shortest flights on widebody aircraft were. In most cases NBs operate short to medium haul while widebodies operate medium to long haul. However, there are a lot of exceptions, for example domestic routes in Japan, that are regularly operated on bigger metal, or medium aircraft like 737, 757, A320 doing US transcon and 757, A318 and A321LR doing transatlantic. Air Baltic and Air Austral are planning 2300nm+ routes (RIX-DXB and RUN-MAA) on A220. PrivatAir was even operating FRA-PNQ (3613nm) non-stop with 737-700 in the past.

Commercial flights and airliners only, no smaller bizjets or any form of general aviation, no position or delivery flights (you can mention those as a bonus though).

My longest flight on a narrowbody was in 2001:
OMS-HAJ, 2194nm (4063km) on a Siberia Airlines Tupolev 154M (~5h flight time)

My shortest flight on a widebody was in 2019:
IST-ADB, 193nm (385km) on a Turkish Airlines B777-300ER (<1h flight time)
The return leg was operated on a widebody as well, this time an A330-300.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:38 pm

That's an easy one :)

Shortest WB flight: Swiss 777-300ER ZRH-GVA on the inaugural flight (231km), barely half an hour in the air. Did the same trip later also on an A340-300. And there are a bunch of flights comming close, like Garuda 77W on LGW-AMS, LX A333 on ZRH-BRU or Kuwait Airways A300-600 on FRA-GVA. Lot of fun flights :mrgreen:

Longest NB was Copenhagen CPH - Kangerlussuaq SFJ (3440 km) and back on a SAS A319 in 2007. Must have been at around 5 hours block time. And as a bonus: Berne BRN - Thessaloniki SKG and back (1431km) on a Dornier Do328, roughly 3 hours block time. And yes, this was a scheduled flight.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:39 pm

777 ATL DTW
DC-8 stretch Anchorage to Yokosuka
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:48 pm

I very likely flew a US 762 from CLT-SJU in the early 2000s, but I can't verify the flight or type. So the shortest widebody route I can verify is the 3,539nm PHL-LHR route on BA's 747.
Longest narrowbody is I believe AGP-JFK on the DL 752.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 10:58 pm

Narrowbody very easy to tell, BALKAN SOF-CMB with fuel stop in AUH on TU154!

Widebody different to tell, too many 5th freedom flights... I guess LH B747 HAM-FRA or AF A380 CDG-LHR
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:08 pm

Shortest widebody flight would be NRT to TPE and back on board Boeing 747-400s and Boeing 777-200ERs. Longest narrowbody flight would be LAX to EWR on board a Boeing 757-300.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Tue Oct 05, 2021 11:22 pm

Shortest Widebody (and shortest commercial flight)
OGG-KOA (84 mi)
Ryan International DC-10-10

Longest Narrowbody
SFO-JFK/JFK-SFO (2,583 mi)
UA 757-200 & B6 A321-200
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:23 am

Shortest widebody flights:

KLM Boeing 747-200SUD: Bonaire - Curacao 35 minutes 76 km
ANA - All Nippon Airlines Boeing 777-300: Tokyo - Osaka 1 hour and 5 min 405 km

Longest narrowbody:

TAM Airbus 320-200: Rio de Janeiro - Santiago 4 hours 45 min 2,938 km
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:32 am

Shortest widebody flights:

TWA 747-100 St. Louis to NY JFK Airport
United 747-400 Denver to Los Angeles International Airport

Not sure about the lonest narrow body flights I've been on.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:34 am

Longest on a narrowbody
KEF-STL 3201 mi Wow Air A321
This was in 2018

Shortest on a wide body
ONT-SAN 94 mi DL 767-300 on routing ATL-ONT-SAN (I also did the reverse)
This was in 1986
I also have done SAN-LAX (109 mi) on AA DC-10, DL L1011
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:22 am

Shortest wide-body flight would probably be DUS-FRA on Lufthansa's A310 followed by AMS-LHR with KLM's A310 and then DUS-LHR on Air Canada's L1011 and British Airways B767.
Longest narrow-body flight would probably be KEF-YYC- with Canada3000's B757, followed by YVR-YHZ on WestJet's B737 and then YEG-CUN on WestJet's B737.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:43 am

Shortest widebody flight I have been on is ATL-MCO (done this on a 763, 764ER, and 7772ER). Longest so far is DFW-SJU (738, 752, and A321), but that is about to be beaten by a few miles by my upcoming LAS-MIA flight (A321neo)
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:51 am

Shortest wide body:

AMS-LHR (A330). 200 nm.

Longest narrow body:

SVO-BOM (IL62). 2,728 nm.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:10 am

ORD-DEN on a UA 777
BOS-LAX on a DL 738
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:24 am

Shortest Wide body:

HND-ITM 219nm 1h10m blocked (actual flight time around 50 min) NH 777-200

Longest Narrow body:

PER-BNE 1952nm usually around 4h 30m blocked (closer to 4h most often actual flight time) on both QF and VA 737-800. Usually longer going westbound but I've only done east bound in a narrow body
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:29 am

Shortest: TG A359 BKK-SIN
Longest: TG 773 CTS-BKK
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:01 am

Shortest: NGO-NRT (JL 744 - 184nm) and LIH-HNL (HA 763 89nm)

Longest narrowbody: OAK-IAD (B6 A320 - 2093nm)
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:11 am

Shortest WB: SEA-MSP DL B763 (non-ER), in 2015 (1397 miles)

Longest NB: AMS-PHL US B752, in 2013 (3731 miles)
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:30 am

Harare - Lusaka: KL A332
Lusaka - Harare: EK A343

If that counts:
Nairobi - Cape Town: KQ E90

Otherwise, it's Bahreïn - Paris on GF A321
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:38 am

Shortest widebody flight, about 6 minutes between touch and goes when being checked out on our new 767-400 at Pease AFB


Longest narrow body flight in miles was Newark to Rome in a 757 we operated as our 767 was broken. Only 7.5 hours with tailwinds and they had to stop in Shannon on the return


Had a block time of almost 10 hours in a very weight restricted 757 (100 pax) in the winter from LGW-CLE
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:08 am

LHR-CDG with Air France A300 & British Airways TriStar.
AMS-LGW Garuda 773.

JFK-HNL with United DC-8
HNL-SYD with Qantas 707
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:30 am

Longest narrowbody flight:
SFO-RDU on an Alaska Airlines A320 - 2394mi/3852km, Flight time: 4:35hr (blocked at 5:10)

Shortest widebody flight:
FRA-MAD on a LATAM 787-9 - 883mi/1420km, Flight time: 2:11hr (blocked at 2:30)
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:50 am

SYD-AKL QF 743 2:20, block 2:55
AKL-CNS NZ320 5:25, block 5:40
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:25 am

Longest narrowbody flight:
DL 209: EDI-JFK (3250mi/5230km) on a 757-200 in 2018, 7hr 42min

Shortest widebody flight:
BA 1435: EDI-LHR (331mi/532km) on a BA 767-300ER in 2017, 1hr 21min
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:57 am

Shortest widebody is a DL767-200 TPA-MCO…. Longest narrow body is PHX-HNL on SWA MAX8
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 11:42 am

Shortest WB:
364nm
PVG-TPE
CA A343

Longest NB:
2130nm
DOH-WAW
QR A320
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:02 pm

Shortest WB
FLL-TPA D-10 on NW

Longest NB
DAR-IST 739 - 2935 NM or 3378 miles
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 12:10 pm

Cur-Bon klm 747-300
Ams-Lhr klm A 310
Dps- Kul Malaysia 737-400
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:02 pm

Shortest widebody was a SQ772 KUL-SIN
Longest Narrowbody was a CO752 BCN-EWR.

MIAspotter.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 1:50 pm

73nm HKG-CAN on Cathay Dragon A330-300
2997nm BOS-CDG on American 757-200

I also flew the UA island hopper which is 3793nm in a 737-800 but makes a bunch of stops so I am not sure that would count.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:12 pm

Shortest wide body flight TPA-ATL 763 353 nm on DL. Longest narrow body flight SFO-DTW 757 1807 nm on NW.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:10 pm

Shortest wide body
HNL-OGG 100NM on HA 767-300ER
Longest narrow body (Commercial)
JFK-KEF 2593NM on FI 757-200
Longest narrow body (Military)
OKO-SUU 5168NM on USAF KC-135R
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:30 pm

Shortest Widebody: HND-ITM and vice versa on JAL 777 and 767. Due to turbulence, there wasn't even time to complete the beverage service so the crew distributed candy to passengers as a token of apology, as we were deplaning. Thought it was a nice gesture. GMP-PUS/CJU (KE A300, A330, 747, 787, OZ 767) and YYZ-YUL (AC 762, 763) were also some of my widebody flights that lasted around an hour or less.

Longest narrowbody:
HEL-YYZ on Finnair 757. Over 9 hours. It was in an all economy charter configuration with 28" seat pitch but luckily I had an exit row so it ended up being a very comfortable ride.
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:32 pm

Shortest on widebody- United Boeing 777-222, SFO-IAH, 3h21m flight time
Longest on narrowbody- Surprisingly, the flight before the one above: Alaska Airlines A320-200, MSY-SFO, about 4h40m flight time.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 4:34 pm

My longest narrow body is LGW to ASW on an Excalibur Airways A320. 2230 nm.

My shortest wide body was GIG to GRU on a Varig DC10. 182nm.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 5:34 pm

Don't have specifics - I remember in the 80's flying on Delta from BDL to BOS and then maybe onto PWM, and the return going through maybe BOS to LGA to BDL. On an L-1011.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:46 pm

My shortest widebody flight depends on whether we're measuring based on distance or time.
Based on distance, it's IAH-EWR, on a CO 762. 1400 miles, 3:29 h.
Based on time, it's LAX-MSP, on a DL 763. 1,535 mi, but a flight time of only 3:07 h.

I assume the congested airspace around NYC was responsible for the longer flight time into EWR.

Longest narrowbody flight is clear no matter how you measure:
EWR-HAM, CO 752. 3,818 mi, 7:20 h
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 6:52 pm

Shortest widebody: MCO-ATL on multiple DL widebodies...764/763/772
Longest narrowbody: nonstop would be AS FLL-SEA on 321...same plane would be a SY rotator from Tinker to the UAE (via Gander, Shannon, and Bucharest), over 24 hours
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:10 pm

Longest narrow body: TWA 707 JFK-FCO
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:58 pm

I did the short 737 route FRA-PNQ-FRA multiple times, return always stopped for fuel in TBS or OTP.

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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:59 pm

Shortest wide body flights were TK 777 IST-SOF and in an LX brand new 777 that did HAJ-ZRH.

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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 8:46 pm

Shortest wide body was Royal Brunei BKI-BWN which was about 20 minutes on one of their 763s

Longest narrow body is probably ATH - LGW in a BA 737.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:02 pm

Longest narrowbody: DC-8-63 on SAS from Calcutta to Copenhagen with stops in Karachi, Teheran, Rome, Zürich and Frankfurt.
Shortest widebody: A300 on Garuda Indonesia from Singapore to Medan.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:32 pm

Shortest: A330-300 YUL -YYZ 316 miles
Longest: 757 YYZ-DUB 3,278 miles
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:53 pm

Shortest widebody: no clue. I remember being on a domestic US East Coast flight done with a 77L for repositioning, but I don't recall the endpoints.

Longest narrowbody: PIT-CDG several times when DL was doing it with a 752. 3910 mi/3400 nm.

If you want to restrict "narrowbody" to 737/A320 class, then it would be PIT-KEF when Wow were flying it with an A320, usually an NEO; 2428 nm. Very pleasant flight, actually.
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 9:54 pm

747-100, YOW-YUL, 82nm
DC-8-53, LHR-YVR, 4104 nm
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:38 pm

shortest widebody flight

ATL-TPA DL 762 / 763 / 764

longest narrowbody flight

BOS-SAN (not sure if LAX or SEA is technically longer?)

JetBlue a321 / a320
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:44 pm

AA B757, LHR-BOS or UA B757, EWR-LIS.

Does KCEF to KBDL in a C-5 count for shortest wide-body? It’s about 15nm.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Wed Oct 06, 2021 10:47 pm

Like the OP, my shortest widebody flight is Istanbul Ataturk-Izmir on a mix of TK A332, A343 and B77W.

My longest narrowbody flight would be Brisbane-Perth on a QF B738.
 
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Re: Your shortest flight on a widebody and longest flight on a narrowbody

Thu Oct 07, 2021 12:59 am

Shortest Widebody Flight
Eastern Air Lines EA#962 BUF-YYZ - Aug 30,1980 - N301EA L1011-193A #1002
Takeoff BUF Runway 5 / Touchdown YYZ Runway 32 (now 33R) = 15 minutes exactly
Normally 17 to 19 minutes depending on YYZ dep/arr runway. Even got a drink service sometimes!


Longest Narrowbody Flight (excluding transatlantic DC8s)
Canadian Airlines CP#146 YVR-YYZ - Aug 24,1988 - C-FACP B737-2L9 #22072 - YVR-YYZ
Takeoff YVR Runway 26R / Touchdown YYZ 23R (Now 23) = 4hr 30 minutes exactly
Flew First Class so not a bad ride!

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