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Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 4:18 pm

What is the shortest distance you have flown commercially (as pilot or pax) between 2 airports ?
Returns to the same airport do not qualify (even if there are two IATA-codes involved like BSL and MLH) as does non-commercial pleasure flying.

For me I just undercut my shortest route which was LAX to SNA at 36 mi with two equal sectors:

  • KKN (Kirkenes) to VDS (Vadsô) : 24 mi
  • BJF (Bâtsfjord) to BVG (Berleveg) : 24 mi
  • with BVG (Berleveg) to MEH (Mehamn) the new runner-up at 29 mi.

      All of the above airports are in northern Norway and were visited during the same flight on a Dash8-100 LN-WIR by WF enroute from KKN to TOS with 5 stops.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 4:24 pm

Shortest:

GCI-JER = 24mi as the crow flies.

Next shortest:

XQP-SYQ = 35mi as the crow flies.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 4:24 pm

My shortest is BMA-MMX
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 4:25 pm

FRA-CGN which is 85miles... Did that flight as a Pilot on the 737... Pretty short but fun Big grin

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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 4:46 pm

SMF-SFO, around 89 miles.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 5:12 pm

I'm on the SNA-LAX shortest flight list. 36 miles, nine minutes takeoff to touchdown. Took off, banked right when we hit the coast, flew due north, took a left turn and landed on the south side at LAX.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 5:22 pm

My shortest is 15 miles on a SATA Air Accores D228-200 flying FLW-CVU in the Azores; from the end of the runway at Flores you could easily see the island of Corvo which was where I was heading:



Others under 100 miles:

20 miles (roughly) on FAE-Torshaven Heliport with a Bell 412 of Atlantic Airways (Scheduled helicopter service).
39 miles on PLH-NQY/NQY-PLH with a DHC8-300 of Air Southwest.
71 miles on RKV-VEY/VEY-RKV with a DHC8-100 of Flugfelag Islands.
89 miles on HOR-TER with a D228-200 of SATA Air Accores
90 miles on PLH-BRS/BRS-PLH with a DHC8-300 of Air Southwest.
94 miles on ZAM-JOL-ZAM with a NAMC YS-11 of Asian Spirit.
98 miles on CWL-NQY with a DHC8-300 of Air Southwest and also BN Islander of the Isles of Scilly Skybus.


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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 5:26 pm

9 miles. Union Island (St. Vincent) to Carriacou (Grenada). Airlines of Carriacou BN Islander - I was the only passenger  Smile and it took just over 5 minutes.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 5:31 pm

My shortest is probably ATL-SAV: 35 minutes on a good day. I have flown many shorter ones on FS.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 5:41 pm

I'll be on the world's shortest scheduled flight in Sept: WRY-PPW. 1mi as the crow flies, block time 2 minutes.  Big grin
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 8:16 pm

I've already been on WRY-PPW, flying time was 76 seconds... absolutely loved it, probably flew at around 200ft.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Sun May 25, 2008 11:37 pm

Quoting [email protected] (Reply 1):
Shortest:

GCI-JER = 24mi as the crow flies.

Yep, same here.

Next shortest for me is GCI-ACI, 26 miles as the flow cries!

Third shortest is IOM-BHD, 63 miles and 20 minutes flight time.

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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 12:21 am



Quoting [email protected] (Reply 9):
I'll be on the world's shortest scheduled flight in Sept: WRY-PPW. 1mi as the crow flies, block time 2 minutes.



Quoting 02hilliert (Reply 10):
I've already been on WRY-PPW, flying time was 76 seconds... absolutely loved it, probably flew at around 200ft.

There is an equally short flight which you can take in the Faroe Islands; Hattarvík to Kirkja, just 1.7nm, with a block time of three minutes, and that includes pick up and set down from the helicopter! If it wasn't for it being in the more remote part of the Fareos I'd have done it, also locals get priority, so if the flight is full coming back you get chucked off on arrival and have to take the daily boat back instead!


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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 12:23 am

My shortest flight was ORD-MKE (~65miles). Then PWM-BOS would be next.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 2:33 am

My shortest was 27 miles; HYA to ACK on a Cape Air C402.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 6:33 am



Quoting PlymSpotter (Reply 12):
There is an equally short flight which you can take in the Faroe Islands; Hattarvík to Kirkja, just 1.7nm

It's not "equally" short: it's .7nm longer (as the crow flies) and has an additional block minute.  Silly Still very short, though.  Wink
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 7:06 am

Shortest commercial flight SJU-PSE on Prinair. 47 miles, Don't remember the equipment.

Shortest mainline ATL-CSG DL DC9, 83 miles.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 7:39 am

IND - MDW (Southwest Airlines 737-300)
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 3:08 pm

FLL-MIA Delta L1011 21 miles  Smile


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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 5:57 pm

STL-SPI

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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 6:03 pm

COS-DEN at 73 miles converted it was 63 nm or 117 km
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 11:10 pm

Lets throw in FNT to DTW....55 miles runway to runway...NW with six RT's a day.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Mon May 26, 2008 11:26 pm

BNE-OOL is very short...about 30mins by Bae146-300
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 12:16 am

My shortest flight is: 175 mi, 0:49 h, Nairobi (Jomo Kenyatta) - Kisumu (twice)
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 2:07 am

My shortest is ATL-AGS: 140 miles. I made this flight as a pax 76 times.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 2:17 am

I flew GRZ-VIE as a kid. Ca. 90 miles?

Also, GVA-ZHR on Swissair MD-11. Not sure of the distance, only took 20 min - would have to be one of the shortest wide-body flights around.

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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 2:18 am

STC-MSP 62 miles 25 mins on a Saab 340
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 4:41 am

Gustavus-Juneau Alaska, 41 miles on an Alaska Airlines 727-200.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 7:05 am

HEL-TLL 63mi - scheduled 30min
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 7:08 am

Shortest I've been on is PHL-LGA, 96 miles on a US 737.

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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 3:40 pm

HKKE-MRE
(Keekorok-Mara Serena) on Air Kenya - 27nm

I've made shorter flights but those airstrips don't even have codes
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Tue May 27, 2008 8:01 pm

Quoting Vmax (Reply 31):
I've made shorter flights but those airstrips don't even have codes

Those are these airstrips where one has to buzz along the runway before landing in order to shoo-away all the animals from the landing strip ?!

Reminds me that it's been way too long now since my last visit to Kenya in general and to the National Parks in specific.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 10:39 am

Shortest sector of a multi sector flight

GLT (Gladstone, Qld) - ROK (Rockhampton, Qld) 50nm 20 minutes block time

Shortest sector connecting onwards to a final destination

BNE (Brisbane, Qld) - LSY (Lismore, Nsw) 87nm 25 minutes block time

Shortest flight from original to final destination

BNE (Brisbane, Qld) - ROK (Rockhampton, Qld) 279nm 55 minutes block time



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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 10:58 am



Quoting FlyboyOz (Reply 22):
BNE-OOL is very short...about 30mins by Bae146-300

Is this aircraft still operating with QF?

My shortest flight:

ADL-MEL: 1.15hrs about 600km.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 12:50 pm

I have a relatively high distance with BKK - CNX
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 12:51 pm



Quoting QantasA333 (Reply 34):
Is this aircraft still operating with QF?

No both the 146 and the BNE-OOL sector are now part of history



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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 3:26 pm

BAH/DHA

Bahrain to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. We didn't leave BAH until we had landing clearacne in DHA.

How far is that - 30 miles??
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 3:40 pm

Shortest flight for me is on an Alliance Air 732 in India. IDR - BHO, which is about 105 miles according to Great Circle Mapper. The flight's route was BOM-IDR-BHO-IDR-BOM.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 9:55 pm

in 1987 I flew MAN-BHX on a BA 1-11-539 G-BGKG (repositioning flight, father in left seat) = 66 miles

ATH-JMK is my 'official' shortest - 84 miles OA ATR-72

and once flew BUR-FAT, held over FAT for 55 minutes and then diverted due to fog to closest practical alternate - BUR - ended up 30 feet from where we started  Yeah sure
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Wed May 28, 2008 11:10 pm

AUG-RKD ando RKD-AUG
RKD-BHB

All on Colgan(US Airways) which I've done many times each.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 6:28 am



Quoting ORFflyer (Reply 37):
Bahrain to Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. We didn't leave BAH until we had landing clearacne in DHA.

How far is that - 30 miles??

Confirmed: 30 miles.

Quoting LHRBFSTrident (Reply 39):
and once flew BUR-FAT, held over FAT for 55 minutes and then diverted due to fog to closest practical alternate - BUR - ended up 30 feet from where we started  

Ouch.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 6:49 am

STR-ZRH which is about 91 miles.  Smile
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 7:16 am



Quoting HT (Reply 32):
Those are these airstrips where one has to buzz along the runway before landing in order to shoo-away all the animals from the landing strip ?!

Occasionally, yes it's necessary, and frequently during the Great Migration (July-October). Ordinarily we arrive at the strips early, drive our vehicles the length of the runway and get out and chase the animals off so arriving aircraft don't have to make a low pass. But sometimes the wildlife just won't budge, and the flight has no option but to divert to another airstrip. Never a dull moment  Smile
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 9:05 am

My shortest must have been:

FDH - FRA
FRA - FDH

about 168 mi

We didn't even reach cruising attitude as the descent already started. Both flights on a CRJ.
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 11:26 am



Quoting HT (Reply 41):
Confirmed: 30 miles.

Thanks - pretty much the shortest I've seen so far in this thread. I was on a KLM 767 on the way to AMS. We couldn't get off in DHA and were only on the ground for about 30 minutes.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 1:13 pm

My shortest flight was CAK to DTW on NW. 133 miles.
 
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 5:21 pm

Add me to the LAX-SNA club. Did it last July. It was fun  Smile
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 7:14 pm

Interestingly, my shortest distance flown has been done on two different routes:

BFL-LAX: 95 nm
SAN-LAX 95 nm

I did BFL-LAX on a UA 737-200 and a 727-100 in December, 1974/January, 1975 (roundtrip), and one more time BFL-LAX to catch an American red-eye to DFW.

SAN-LAX has been done on a 737-300 (Shuttle by United) and Skywest (CR2 and EM2).
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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Thu May 29, 2008 8:00 pm



Quoting HT (Thread starter):
What is the shortest distance you have flown commercially (as pilot or pax) between 2 airports ?

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RE: Your Shortest Commercial Flight Distance

Fri May 30, 2008 6:10 pm

I have flown 7 routes under 200 mi.:

IND-ORD: 177 mi / 285 km
CPH-HAM: 174 mi / 280 km
KRP-CPH: 145 mi / 233 km
DUB-ORK: 144 mi / 231 km
BLL-CPH: 137 mi / 221 km
AAR-CPH: 92 mi / 148 km
AOO-JST: 27 mi / 44 km (All female crew - 1 in the cabin 2 on the flightdeck)

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