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OT: what's the shortest commercial, major airline, flight in the USA?

Old Mar 13, 2006, 7:15 am
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OT: what's the shortest commercial, major airline, flight in the USA?

Anyone know???

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Old Mar 13, 2006, 7:26 am
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Hazarding a guess, I might say FNT-DTW, at 56 miles.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 7:32 am
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Originally Posted by mlsrar
Hazarding a guess, I might say FNT-DTW, at 56 miles.
Nice starter ^

I actually saw this question posed on another forum where DFW-DAL and SFO-OAK were put forward but of course these are not direct flights. I am sure with the knowledge in FT we will get a definative answer for a direct flight
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 7:45 am
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ONT-LAX, operated by Skywest, is 47 miles.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 8:47 am
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I think Continental does a flight from Houston Hobby up to George Bush International.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 9:13 am
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Moving this to TravelBuzz.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 10:31 am
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(Mileages from flyingfish)
AA flys MKE-ORD at 67
US flys ABE-PHL at 55
NW flys TOL-DTW at 49
DL flys DAY-CVG at 54
UA flys SNA-LAX at 36
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 12:20 pm
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At 20 miles, this may take the prize.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by rdore
(Mileages from flyingfish)
AA flys MKE-ORD at 67
US flys ABE-PHL at 55
NW flys TOL-DTW at 49
DL flys DAY-CVG at 54
UA flys SNA-LAX at 36
Continental Airlines flies BTV to PLB: 24 miles across the lake from Vermont to New York...!

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Old Mar 13, 2006, 12:32 pm
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Originally Posted by davidcalgary29
At 20 miles, this may take the prize.
LWS-PUW is actually 26 miles.

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Old Mar 13, 2006, 1:02 pm
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ACA/United used to fly IAD-BWI at 45 miles. As a "no cost" connection, it was a great way to increase your sector count. When faced with poor weather or bad delays, they'd often send passengers by taxi instead!

Sadly, it is no more.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 1:24 pm
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Not in the US, but before there was a causeway between Bahrain and Saudi Arabia, there used to be regular flights from Dhahran, Saudi Arabia, to Bahrain. (I couldn't find any flights now, so they may no longer exist.) The causeway is about ~ 15 miles and my recollection is that the entire flight was about 20 miles, airport-to-airport. At the time I lived there (mid-1980s), I think people used to describe the flight as one of the most expensive on a per-mile basis.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 1:46 pm
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Another one outside the US: BYU-HOQ (Bayreuth-Hof) in Germany, 23 miles.
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 3:15 pm
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i'd put a vote in for lax-sna. the shortest mainline flight i think is DEN-COS. and one of the shorter flights i have been on is phl-acy
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Old Mar 13, 2006, 7:43 pm
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Another one for the list - ACK - Nantucket Memorial Airport to HYA - Barnstable Muni-Boardman/Polando Field Airport

34miles with hourly service

Outside the US, it's Loganair's two-minute flight between the islands of Westray and Papa Westray in Scotland's Orkney Islands. There is no meal service.
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