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Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:39 pm

Mine is:

Shortest Flight: 65 km, 0:34 h, Vancouver - Bellingham, 01.06.1981

Harbor (sic) airlines - Banderante as I recall
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:46 pm

I think my shortest flight was Dallas-Austin.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 9:49 pm

Quoting DFWMzuri (Reply 1):
I think my shortest flight was Dallas-Austin.

How many kms?
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:31 pm

Union Island, Saint Vincent & Grenadines to Carriacou, Grenada. 9 miles, just over 5 minutes. It was international too, it took longer to clear passport control and customs in Carriacou than the flight itself took - and I was the only passenger.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 10:53 pm

SMF-SFO: 86mi (134km for the non-Americans here). It took about 30 minutes. The flight was delayed due to late arriving aircraft, and the delay was actually longer than the duration of the flight itself.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:53 pm

Quoting ANother (Reply 2):
Quoting DFWMzuri (Reply 1):
I think my shortest flight was Dallas-Austin.

How many kms?

189 miles or 304 kms.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Thu Nov 01, 2007 11:58 pm

Mine was LAX-Anaheim/Disneyland Hotel, summer 1970 on an L.A. Airways Sikorsky S-61. Mileage wise, maybe 30? Pretty awesome for a 13 year old though.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:01 am

Shortest flight for me was FLW-CVU in the Azores recently, aboard SATA Air Acores's single Dornier 228, CS-TGO. Flight time was almost exactly 6 minutes, would have been much shorter, but due to prevailing winds we had to take off in the opposite direction to Corvo to begin with.

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:07 am

My shortest flight was ZRH-BSL onboard an LX RJ100

distance 79km, block time was about 30mins.

ZRH-STR and TMP-HEL are second and third.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:24 am

My shortest Flight was:

Barcaldine (BCI), QL AU to Longreach (LRE), QL AU
57nm long lasted about 20 mins on a Sunstate (Qantaslink) Dash 8 Q200

shortest interstate flight flight was:

Brisbane (BNE), QL AU to Lismore (LSY), NS AU
87nm long lasted 30 minutes on a REX Saab 340


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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:29 am

I have done:

UIO-OCC on Saeta in a B-1900C (106 mi/171km)

SYR-ROC on DL B727 (79mi/127km) and reverse on US DH-8

BGM-SYR on US DH-8 (63 mi/101km)

BWI-PHL on US 757 (90mi/145km)

and a fair number of other flights under 200 mi...

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 1:36 am

My shortest MIA-FLL, 18 nm, on an Eastern A300 sometime in the 1980s. It was the first sector of a MIA-FLL-JFK flight. Strange routing but it was a regular daily flight at the time. MIA-FLL sector was almost empty.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:15 am

KYIP-KDTW and back a bunch, 8nm or 15km. YIP is Detroit Willow Run and KDTW is Detroit Metro.

Those are some fun legs in a 20 series Learjet, well at least when the weather is nice. Gear up, call it in sight! Even 747's have flown that flight. KRBM(Little Rock-Robinson Army Airfield)-KLIT is 8 nm as well for me.

Shortest International I have flown is MMCS(Juarez)-KELP, 11nm or 20km, bigger jets like DC9's and 727's fly this route as well.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:52 am

Hamilton, NZ (HLZ) to Auckland, NZ (AKL), scheduled 20 min flight but flown in about 12.. 107km/58nm

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Quoting Viscount724 (Reply 11):
My shortest MIA-FLL, 18 nm, on an Eastern A300 sometime in the 1980s. It was the first sector of a MIA-FLL-JFK flight. Strange routing but it was a regular daily flight at the time. MIA-FLL sector was almost empty

If you just flew MIA-FLL, how much would it have cost? Or weren't you able?
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 6:59 am

Shortest flight overall was a Trans Maldivian flight from Vilu Reef to Sun Island (28 miles), whereas my shortest flight that operated between airports located on land was from GRU to VCP on JJ (51 miles) on a F100.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:25 am

ATL-AGS, 144 miles or 232 Km, 45 minutes - I flew this one 77 round trips
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 7:33 am

Quoting ANother (Thread starter):
Your Shortest Flight

HAM-AMS at 205 nm, or 380 km.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 8:53 am

BMA-MMX is my shortest flight. 273nm or 506km.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:01 pm

SXM-SBH flight on a Pilatus Britten Norman BN-2A last month with my wife to spend two weeks of holidays.

10 minutes of flight...

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 12:20 pm

I did a repositioning flight with NY from LGA to EWR on a DC-9-30, 17NM



FNT-DTW on a SAAB 340, 56 NM (a mileage run)

Widebody:

MUC-ZRH on a Pan Am 747, 162 NM.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 2:29 pm

Watson Island Seaplane Base- Bimini seaplane Base. About 55 miles. Flown on Chalks Ocean Airways. It was just a stop over for my final destination PID. So if you dont include a stop over than my shortest flight would be YVR-SEA on AS 127miles MD-83.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 02, 2007 11:49 pm

My shortest was two flights Phoenix-Las Vegas, once on an America West B737-300, and once on a US Airways A320. The scheduled time is about an hour, but the flight takes about 45 minutes or so. 255 miles / 411 km.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:52 am

OGG-HNL 162 KM 101 MI 87 NM with HA.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:53 am

My shortest flight was on American Eagle (service only operated by United these days)

OXR to LAX
48.7 miles 78.4 km
About 17 mins of actual flying time

Second Shortest was on United

SBA to LAX
88.9 miles 143 km
About 24 mins of actual flying time
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 3:26 am

My shortest flight I flew in a 172 from DUH - TOL. 11NM

Commercially, XJ from TOL-DTW 49nm.

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 4:35 am

LXT-LXT in a 172

Commercial, SEL (now GMP)-YEC (Yecheon) in assorted aircraft operated by KE and OZ
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:20 am

BDR-HVN is probably the shortest, but I couldn't find the exact mileage

IAH-HOU - 24 miles

I also did IAH-CLC (now closed) on Metro Airlines Twin Otter many times

Others under 50 miles (or thereabouts):

BWI-DCA
BOS-MHT
HVN-ISP
MKK-OGG
LNY-OGG
TOL-DTW
OXR-LAX
FSM-FYV
CVG-DAY
DAY-CMH
PIT-LBE
PIT-FKL
GCM-CYB
EYW-MTH
TLH-PFN
ROC-YYZ
PHL-RDG
MCI-FOE

I used to fly everywhere - now in my opinion it's too much trouble for distances under 200-250 miles.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 1:26 pm

TPA-MCO..about 90 miles..20 minutes on a Delta Mad Dog...

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 03, 2007 8:54 pm

How about OAK-OAK? We were headed to SAN on Dec. 27th 2007 on Southwest (around 11:20 am, don't have flight no.). We took off, and I was wondering why we were so slow about gaining altitude? Then the pilot announced that we were returning to the airport due to an engine problem. We circled and landed, then the pilot announced that we had sucked a bird, and that the engine vibration was no longer at the proper tolerance level, and it was best that we return to the airport. After being on the ground for two hours, and watching the mechanics clean out the remains of the bird out of the engine, we were finally on our way for real.

As a kid, on Air California, flying OAK-SNA, we would often stop in SJC (40-50 mi). When on assignment in the Middle East in 1992, I flew DNA-BHA (Dhahran-Bahrain) on a GF 737, which was a probably a similar distance as OAK-SJC.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 1:24 pm

My shortest flight was on a UA 737 in 1973 between MOD and SCK all of about 30 miles. The flight originated at SFO. Another short one was Burbank-Long Beach on AS in the 80's in route to OAK.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 3:00 pm

for me WLG-NSN 133km / 72 NM I am trying to remember which aircraft - I think a J31 of Origin Pacific

actually I am wrong - it was PMR-WLG on an NZ Bandeirante 71 nm / 131 km .... not so short but more memorable since it was a 732 was ROT-AKL a few years ago 182 km / 98 nm - as you can imagine a lightly loaded 732 made very short work of this and about half the block time would have been the taxiing Big grin

[Edited 2007-11-04 07:03:41]
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 4:43 pm

SNA-LAX, United Express EMB-120

36mi / 31nm / 58km
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 6:42 pm

A couple of other short hops I remembered that I have done:

SYR-ALB
HPN-ALB
OGG-HNL

DFW-TYR (tyler, TX - I think that's the code)
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 10:47 pm

Um... it was either LAS-PHX on HP or SYR-JFK on B6..
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:06 pm

Shortest was YEG-YYC on WestJet back in July 2006. It was 305km.

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 04, 2007 11:12 pm

FLL-BCT, 21 MI in a CR7. Flight time 7 mins.

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Mon Nov 05, 2007 1:44 am

My shortest flight ever was NAS-PID (Paradise Island) Back in the 90's with Paradise Island air Dash 7....
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Mon Nov 05, 2007 11:05 am

Two flights for me which are fairly short: SDF-MDW, 300 miles, 45 minutes in the air on a 737. The other one is BWI-ORF: 30 minutes gate to gate, also on 737
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 09, 2007 5:25 pm

Two routes top this list:

IND - CVG on DL/OH

ZRH - GVA on SR

both at 0:24 airborne
IND ORD ATL MCO PIT EWR BUF CVG DEN RNO JFK DTW BOS BDL BWI IAD RDU CLT MYR CHS TPA CID MSP STL MSY DFW IAH AUS SLC LAS
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:44 pm

BNE-OOL on Eastwest (was taken over by Ansett Australia) - 51nm, 95km, 59miles. it took about 30mins
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Fri Nov 09, 2007 9:52 pm

Quoting EMB170 (Reply 38):
ZRH - GVA on SR

Same for me, except the other way round.

Do scheduled helicopter flights count? Then Nice-Monte Carlo took all of 6 min, but cost nearly the same as OS VIE-NCE return. Ah, those were the days - attending the F1.

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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 10, 2007 12:11 pm

My shortest so far was STR-ZRH on a LX EMB-145. Amadeus lists it with 91miles.  Smile
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sat Nov 10, 2007 1:35 pm

My shortest is KSD-ARN about 340 km.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Sun Nov 11, 2007 2:42 am

Late 1970s or early '80s... CLT-INT (Winston-Salem, NC) on a Piedmont 727. 75 miles.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:05 pm

I'd forgot one when I made my earlier reply: In 1980 or so my flight from San Pedro to Avalon made a stop at Two Harbors first, and then hopped to Avalon. That last hop couldn't have been much more than 10 miles as the entire island is only 21 miles long. Sikorsky S-61. Helicopters took over after a fatal crash of a Grumman Goose. It might have been Catalina Airlines, or it might have been Trans Catalina. I forget.

In the early 1980's a helicopter airline started up in Atlanta called The Time Machine. They took me non-stop to ATL from a hotel on the north side of town across the street from Perimeter Mall. At ATL shuttle bus took me to the terminal (I was the only passenger). It was a great operation but it only lasted a few months. 20 miles, maybe?

A commuter called Commutair used to operate Piper Senecas between IAH, HOU and Sugarland. I never had any other passengers on those flights, either, and soon they disappeared. None of those flights were more than 15 minutes.

One last little item: Allegheny Commuter used to run from Cleveland to Mansfield, Ohio. The flights were operated by GCS Commuter. The flights continued on under the GCS banner to Galion, Ohio, which is where GCS was headquartered. Five minute flight, and the fare was $1.00. The fare shown in the OAG actually showed the base fare and the tax (7 cents tax or thereabouts).
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Mon Nov 12, 2007 9:11 pm

Quoting N5014K (Reply 44):
A commuter called Commutair used to operate Piper Senecas between IAH, HOU and Sugarland. I never had any other passengers on those flights, either, and soon they disappeared. None of those flights were more than 15 minutes.

Didn't CO (BTA actually) fly IAH-EFD up until fairly recently? Or am I going crazy?
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Tue Nov 13, 2007 12:22 am

Here are my shortest.

OGG - KOA 73 nm
HNL - LIH 88 nm
SEA - YVR 110 nm
SEA - PDX 112 nm
AUS - IAH 122 nm

The first two aren't very easy to drive!

The others, total travel time was longer than if I would have just driven.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:22 am

SGU-CDC on a SkyWest Metro in the early eighties just because we were bored kids. Total distance 55.2 miles. Total cost $50.00 for 2 o/w.
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Tue Nov 13, 2007 6:50 am

Shortest flight was LAX-SAN. 109 mi, or 176 km. Used to take this by train all the time back in the 80s, but flew it once on a Fairchild Metro III.
 
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RE: Geographic Reach - Your Shortest Flight

Tue Nov 13, 2007 4:22 pm

Shortest flight I've done was at Thanskgiving last year, on a US Airways Express CRJ from CLT to CAE. The route is all of 88 miles long. Taxi time on the ground in CLT was about twice as long as the flying time (~45 minutes vs. ~20 minutes).
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