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CuseTiger
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What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Sitting here in Philly about to fly PHL-JFK-Nola and realized this might be the shortest flight at 94 miles I've ever flown besides Philly-Newark (80 miles) when Continental flew it many years ago. This PHL-JFK is also on a 757 with lieflats so hoping for an upgrade...

In any case, what's the shortest flight you've been on? I'm guessing there are a few on here who have done Detroit-Michigan cities or ATL-GA cities.


seawolf06
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
RDU-CLT (130 miles) was pretty common for many years, but RDU is stepping up with more direct flights.
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AmeriKop45
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
I came here thinking I held the record for this. Apparently not. I flew TOS-ALF (109 miles) on SAS last year. Flight was something like 18 mins long.


CuseTiger
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
I've done that CLT-RDU before, FA's even got a drink service in! Delta starting new flights out of RDU is great for the locals, hopefully MSY comes soon.


Teddy Ruxpin
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Pretty sure AUS to IAH (141 miles) may be my shortest. I'll continue to ponder the question.
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CuseTiger
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
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I flew TOS-ALF (109 miles) on SAS last year

Had to look up those airport codes, you were wayyy up there in Scandanavia. Was it a nice area to visit (hopefully during summer and not winter)?

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Pretty sure AUS to IAH (141 miles) may be my shortest. I'll continue to ponder the question

No rush on the response, waiting for a tarmac delay for JFK to hit soon
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AmeriKop45
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
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Was it a nice area to visit (hopefully during summer and not winter)?


Went there over thanksgiving so yeah - winter time. But we were chasing the Aurora. Thats why we were there.

ALF is the last "major" airport before LYR (Svalbard). Pretty remote area but has one of the best salmon fishing in the world, the ice hotel (Sorrisiniva) and one of the best aurora viewing. Svalbard a little too north for that but only place you can see polar bears.

We drove all the way to Havoysund and Hammerfest. Last frontiers of civilization.
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mizslu314
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
stl to chicago


RedFoxx
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Austin, TX
Member since Jan 2009
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
PAC-OTD Panama City Albrook to Isla Contadora on Air Panama 43 miles.

Also did WRG-PSG at 32 miles on the Alaska Air milk run from SEA-JNU but since it was one segment on a continuous flight I don't count it.

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JDCPA76
Member since Jul 2015
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Six minutes. Island hopping.
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bigpapamac
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Mobile, AL
Member since Oct 2007
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Birmingham to Atlanta, 151 miles between airports.


lion
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
Mobile --> Pensacola used to have a flight - one where it was to just add passengers. That's about ~60 miles.


midlothianlsu
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
in the early 70's, Delta stopped in Alexandria or New Orleans between Dallas Love Field and BTR.
So DAL-AEX-BTR or DAL-MSY-BTR.
Same routing returning to Dallas.


LSUFanHouston
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
When I was in college at Southern Miss, I had to fly to Indianapolis for a conference.

On Northwest Airlines, I flew from PIB-MEM, with a stop at MEI (Meridian, MS). Then changed planes in MEM and went on to IND.

It was a Turboprop from PIB-MEM with the stop in MEI. It was flown by whoever the regional carrier was (this was in 2000, I don't remember who the regional was).

Anywho I just looked it up... PIB-MEI has a flight distance of 69 miles.

Also I never took it... but I've heard Continental used to have a flight that was HOU-IAH.
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RedFoxx
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
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Also I never took it... but I've heard Continental used to have a flight that was HOU-IAH.


Continental called it the Houston Proud Express. DC9s then turboprops back in the 80s and 90s.


LSUFanHouston
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
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Continental called it the Houston Proud Express. DC9s then turboprops back in the 80s and 90s.


Was traffic that bad on 45 even back then?? Or was that just a way to drive up flight segments for status?


BlackenedOut
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
SXM to St. Barths. Less than 10 minutes wheels up to wheels down. And an exhilarating approach into St. Barths.


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TigerGrl73
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
LIT-MEM


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Golfer
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
CLE-DTW


RedFoxx
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Austin, TX
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re: What's the Shortest Flight You've Been On?
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Was traffic that bad on 45 even back then?? Or was that just a way to drive up flight segments for status?


Continental was trying to get the business of people in south Houston/Galveston instead of flying southwest.

Continental also used to fly from IAH to Ellington as well which is about 30 miles.


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