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Shortest Mainline Route

Discussion in 'General Topics' started by BobDispatch, Aug 10, 2017.

  1. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCriticalâ„¢ Member

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    Colgan(?) used to do EWR ABE in a slaab iirc
    Is now a bus, and yes you can nonrev on said bus

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  2. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Yeah, but these aren't to get from A to B, they're to get from A to C connecting through B and not have to deal with traffic and the hassle of security at the big airport.
     
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    NovemberEcho Well-Known Member

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    I don't think they do that anymore although I hear it's coming back


    Edit: ooooohhh a BUS bus. I thought you meant Airbus. I'm an idiot
     
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  4. ahw01

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    PHL-JFK isn't huge, just as quick on Amtrak
     
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    pete2800 'Member?

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    I came here to say this. I really enjoy the fact that we're allowed to do it squawking 1200. Takeoff from Petersburg, turn right, fly down the channel, dodge Kadin Island, and land. I've seen it done in about 7 minutes and not above 3000 ft.
     
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  6. JordanD

    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    Didn't or doesn't FedEx do SFO-OAK sometimes with the MD?
     
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  7. WacoFan

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    Kansas City Municipal was TWA's headquarters. Across the river on the Kansas side was TWA's overhaul base at Fairfax airport. My Grandpa would take DC-3's, Martin's and Connie's between the two. Junior then didn't mean "reserve". Junior meant flying the engine carrier (basically night freight in a DC-3) to outstations and doing stuff like I describe above. They were paid well though.

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  8. BobDDuck

    BobDDuck Gone whale watching...

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    Our A330s sometimes do HNL - OGG and there is a regular HNL - LIH flight on the 767. 88 miles each.
     
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    azmedic Well-Known Member

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    We have done repo flights LAX-SNA on the E175..


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  10. touch-n-go

    touch-n-go Well-Known Member

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    Recently did SEA-YVR in a 737-900. Distance is only about 110 NM.
     
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    Express Jet use to do KIAH - KHOU as Continental Express. 27 miles direct. Knew a couple people that flew it, said they wouldn't even bring the gear up.

    Shortest mainline flight, as mentioned, ORD - MKE. I've flown it on a 145, we got the wx before we took off and never got above 6000ft. 58 miles direct.
     
  12. Rocketman99

    Rocketman99 Frozen Guppy Manipulator

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    You know, I haven't flown that yet. I did just finally get to the JNU-GST flight a few weeks back.
     
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    907 Well-Known Member

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    I always loved flying my C152 to Juneau, from PAWG, only to see Alaska Air scooting on by below me at 2500' enroute to PAPG.
     
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    Can you nonrev on Amtrak from EWR to PHL?
     
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    scooter2525 Very well Member

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    Jumpseat only.
     
  16. bimmerphile

    bimmerphile SuperCriticalâ„¢ Member

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    Apophis Resident Iconoclast

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    Delta does ATL-CHA with MD-88's. It's only 92 miles or so.
     
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    Apophis Resident Iconoclast

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    I believe Expressjet also used to do KEFD-KIAH for a little while.
     
  20. ahw01

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    You can get United miles for that sector
     

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