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Shortest Mainline Route

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

  1. Soul Brotha'

    Soul Brotha' Well-Known Member

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    Blue Juice factory I've done SJU-STT both ways. Something like 69nm. Going to STT if there is no traffic they give you direct to the FAF 11 mins was my best time.
     
  2. Richman

    Richman Well-Known Member

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    To be fair, most of these legs were from a time when "the gate" was quite literally a door through the fence.

    You parked, you walked up to the fence, handed someone a ticket, and off you went. Drama: minimum.
     
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  3. BlueMoon

    BlueMoon Well-Known Member

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    They short routes are almost all there for connecting traffic, not to actually go between the two cities 60 miles a part.
     
  4. Nick

    Nick Well-Known Member

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    Well . . . someone could have shipped a package from MHT to BOS on that A300-600F... :)
     
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  5. Bandit_Driver

    Bandit_Driver Gold Member

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    38.8NM GRR AZO for NWA with the 727.
     
  6. JordanD

    JordanD Sizeable Member

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    I was waiting for my Uber outside the cargo area at PDX and a courier came up and we started talking. The package he was dropping off was next day air.... going to Hillsboro. So it would have to fly to SDF, back to PDX, then on a truck 20 minutes down the street. They could have just thrown it.
     
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  7. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    Next time your airplane is AOG waiting on parts this is the kind of shiz you can blame it on.
     
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    "Positive rate, gear up. Flaps up. In-Range checklist, please." ;)
     
  9. Count Dracula

    Count Dracula Well-Known Member

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    CLT-GSO AA 72nm


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  10. Adler

    Adler Low-Level Individual

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    Clearing customs in Detroit was annoying.

    Leaving PTK at 10pm we did PTK-SAT-DTW. After a full night of flying, at 8am we did DTW - YQG which is 18 miles, we blocked .3 Then flew 53 more miles to get home via YQG - DTW - PTK.
     
  11. tcco94

    tcco94 Professional GTA V Pilot

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    United is doing SFO - SMF 74 miles
     
  12. srleslie

    srleslie Well-Known Member

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    I'm surprised no one has mentioned IAH-HOU.

    23 miles.

    It used to be flown by Continental Airlines.

    • The longest flying aircraft flying from Houston, TX to Houston, TX during the 2009 year was a McdonnellOuglas' MD-80 flown by American Airlines.
    • In 2009, the occupancy of the average aircraft flying from Houston to Houston was 86.28%.
    • On this route in 2009, Continental Airlines operated flights from HOU to IAH using 3 types of aircraft.
    • Way back in 2009, 1,105 passengers flew from Houston to Houston. Today, this number has significantly increased.
    • Did you know that the largest aircraft flying between Houston and Houston was flown by Continental Airlines, and was the Boeing B737-9 with 173 seats
    http://www.flights.com/flights/houston-hou-to-houston-iah/

    Pretty neat.
     
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  13. bkey79

    bkey79 Well-Known Member

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  14. JDean3204

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    My first leg on IOE at Horizon was SEA-YYJ. That was 106 miles. I thought that was short, then I did SEA-BLI the next day (89 miles). Granted in a dash so not mainline, but I have no idea why people choose to fly between Seattle and Bellingham in the summer months...
     
  15. Roger Roger

    Roger Roger Navajo Whisperer

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    It's to catch a flight on from SEA and not deal with Seattle traffic or TSA.
     
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  16. Cptnchia

    Cptnchia Well-Known Member

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    When I was at ASA, we used to fly ATL/MCN. We even had a crew base there. Granted it was the MTC base, but 99% of the paxs were connecting through to somewhere else. My record was a 12 minute flight in a CRJ, and that's only because we took off to the west.
     
  17. Jordan93

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    DL does JFK-PHL and CLE-DTW
     
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  18. skypilot6

    skypilot6 Well-Known Member

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    Back in the 135 days, I flew a 18NM revenue leg in a Citation.
     
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  19. Cessnaflyer

    Cessnaflyer Wooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo

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    You haven't flown the PUW-LWS yet then. 22NM for that one.
     
  20. Cherokee_Cruiser

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    United is stealing Skywest flying!
     
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