Shortest Scheduled Air Carrier Flight.

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  1. luvflyin

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    The big stuff. Like 737’s or maybe a tad bit smaller. I did 707 once from SFO to OAK. I don’t think anyone one got off at OAK, they just loaded up more passengers. TWA used to BUR LGB. Do real short hops like that still happen?
     
  2. Warlock

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    JetBlue STT to SJU would be about as short as I have seen and less than 60 KM…
     
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    The shortest I’ve done was DTW to FNT which I think is a little more than 40 miles. I’ve done repo flights from JFK-LGA and vice versa but those flights didn’t have an pax on them.
     
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    I think you guys dropped Flint as a destination now, didn't you?
     
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    Around 1990 I took a USAir flight from Ithaca to Pittsburg that made a stop in Elmira (maybe 25 miles away). I think it was a DC-9. But they didn’t tell anyone who got onboard that there was a scheduled stop, so there were a lot of concerned looks when we started descending immediately after takeoff.
     
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    The LAN to DTW run is 64nm. I don't think there is a FNT to DTW run anymore.

    --Matt
     
  7. luvflyin

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    Can’t find those. What’s the first letter, I don’t think it is K
     
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    Not sure. I’ve only done that route a few times with Endeavor when I first started. I wouldn’t be surprised if we got rid of it. My dad used to fly that route a lot on the DC9.
     
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    TIST and TJSJ
     
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    DEN-COS is pretty short, and flown by mainline aircraft.
     
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    Ok, not a "big" airliner, but here's a 1.7-mile route.

     
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    I was once on a ERJ from CVG to DAY (Cincinnati to Dayton). My understanding is that there was once a DC-10 or other widebody that would fly that route, then go international from DAY.

    Had I looked at a map I would have probably just booked to CVG. Where we were staying was about halfway between anyway.
     
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    Alaska flies twice a day between Petersburg and Wrangell. Once each way. 27 miles. In the Summer months, Alaska flies once a day between Juneau and Gustavus. 36 miles.
     
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    Didn’t Michigan drop it as one of their Cities?:goofy:
     
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    US Air used to fly Elmira, NY to Ithaca, NY, about 28 miles in a DC-9.
     
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    We operated SDF-MEM for a while using the classic 747s back quite a few years. Not overly short but it’s pretty damn short for a 747.
     
  17. Skip Miller

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    I flew that route in reverse: OAK to SFO. These were the last two stops on a cross-country milk run. KBDL - KSFO. I can't remember all the stops but IIRC there were 5 in total. But it was cheap!

    -Skip
     
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    I’ve flown the 9.7 mile route PGSN-PGWT about 2000 times. Not quite the shortest and granted it was mostly in a PA32, but an interesting one and scheduled service nonetheless!
     
  19. Jeff767

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    Delta once flew for years from FLL to PBI with a 757. 37 miles and they did it non stop!