Go Back  FlyerTalk Forums > Miles&Points > Airlines and Mileage Programs > United Airlines | MileagePlus
Reload this Page >

what is the shortest in-flight time you've experienced on UA SFO-LAX or LAX-SFO?

what is the shortest in-flight time you've experienced on UA SFO-LAX or LAX-SFO?

Old Apr 14, 17, 10:27 am
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 146
what is the shortest in-flight time you've experienced on UA SFO-LAX or LAX-SFO?

what is the shortest actual in-flight time you've experienced on UA SFO-LAX or LAX-SFO? (from the moment the wheels are off the runway until they touchdown again)
ShutteLag is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 10:45 am
  #2  
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Location: Chicago
Posts: 792
MKE-ORD is typically 19m but can be a short as 15m even though blocked for 50m. It's 67 miles.
AirbusFan2B is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 10:57 am
  #3  
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: SFO
Programs: UA GS 1MM / Hilton Diamond / Bonvoy Gold / Hertz PC
Posts: 336
Think OP was talking about SFO-LAX. 49 minutes wheels up wheels down has been my personal record. Last flight of the night.
HoyaSFOIAD is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 11:01 am
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 146
Originally Posted by AirbusFan2B View Post
MKE-ORD is typically 19m but can be a short as 15m even though blocked for 50m. It's 67 miles.
MKE-ORD? I thought LAX-SFO and SFO-LAX were nonstop flights withing California?
ShutteLag is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 11:40 am
  #5  
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Programs: UA, Starwood, Priority Club, Hertz, Starbucks Gold Card
Posts: 3,880
I've never heard an instance where the pilot didn't say over the intercom that flight time would be 57 minutes. But I've never used the stopwatch to determine their veracity, either.
sinoflyer is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 12:28 pm
  #6  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 174
this is a fun one - data from 2017
2,691 departures for non directional LAXSFO

  • fasted OFF to ON time: 45 minutes
  • SFOLAX 18Feb UA2575
  • N73445 737-900ER
  • 6300lb fuel burn,
  • takeoff runway
  • 01L flaps 25

and here's a good one from 2016

  • fasted OFF to ON time: 43 minutes
  • SFOLAX 18Feb UA2245
  • N122UA 747-400
  • 16,500lb fuel burn,
  • takeoff runway
  • 01L flaps 10
runner450 is online now  
Old Apr 14, 17, 12:43 pm
  #7  
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: SFO
Programs: UA Mileage Plus
Posts: 214
In 2010 - LAX to SFO, 48 minutes on the A320!

Last edited by JK-SFO; Apr 14, 17 at 12:44 pm Reason: add aircraft type
JK-SFO is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 12:44 pm
  #8  
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: New York City
Programs: DL: Platinum, UA: Silver, Hyatt: Globalist and Marriott: LF Titanium Elite & Ambassador
Posts: 1,009
It was 2008 SFO - LAX 42 minutes wheel to wheel time
LDNConsultant is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 1:27 pm
  #9  
 
Join Date: May 2012
Programs: UA
Posts: 938
Originally Posted by runner450 View Post
this is a fun one - data from 2017
2,691 departures for non directional LAXSFO

  • fasted OFF to ON time: 45 minutes
  • SFOLAX 18Feb UA2575
  • N73445 737-900ER
  • 6300lb fuel burn,
  • takeoff runway
  • 01L flaps 25

and here's a good one from 2016

  • fasted OFF to ON time: 43 minutes
  • SFOLAX 18Feb UA2245
  • N122UA 747-400
  • 16,500lb fuel burn,
  • takeoff runway
  • 01L flaps 10
Cool, was that from publicly available data?

I wonder if they were able to do a water service on the 744 flight.
thejaredhuang is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 1:33 pm
  #10  
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 174
Originally Posted by thejaredhuang View Post
Cool, was that from publicly available data?
negative! Company data

i don't think the 74 was a pax section.
runner450 is online now  
Old Apr 14, 17, 1:56 pm
  #11  
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Chicago, IL
Programs: United, Marriott
Posts: 26
Originally Posted by AirbusFan2B View Post
MKE-ORD is typically 19m but can be a short as 15m even though blocked for 50m. It's 67 miles.
Shortest flight I've experienced personally. This was back when they still asked you to turn off all electronics during take off and landing. I think I barely got through an entire song on my OG iPod before the announcement that all electronics must be turned off came on.
TheVJOng is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 2:28 pm
  #12  
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Posts: 25
AUS-DFW: 28 minutes with a tailwind.
Spindifferent is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 2:51 pm
  #13  
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 1,003
53 minutes on a 752 in 2012
N104UA is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 3:08 pm
  #14  
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: New York, NY
Programs: UA, AA, DL, Hertz, Avis, National, Hyatt, Hilton, SPG, Marriott
Posts: 7,915
Originally Posted by runner450 View Post
this is a fun one - data from 2017
2,691 departures for non directional LAXSFO

  • fasted OFF to ON time: 45 minutes
  • SFOLAX 18Feb UA2575
  • N73445 737-900ER
  • 6300lb fuel burn,
  • takeoff runway
  • 01L flaps 25

and here's a good one from 2016

  • fasted OFF to ON time: 43 minutes
  • SFOLAX 18Feb UA2245
  • N122UA 747-400
  • 16,500lb fuel burn,
  • takeoff runway
  • 01L flaps 10
That's pretty cool. The 747 would need to have about 470 seats to match the fuel burn on a per-seat basis of the 739 on that sector... actually a bit less than I would have guessed!
EWR764 is offline  
Old Apr 14, 17, 3:30 pm
  #15  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 146
Originally Posted by EWR764 View Post
That's pretty cool. The 747 would need to have about 470 seats to match the fuel burn on a per-seat basis of the 739 on that sector... actually a bit less than I would have guessed!
??? Who cares about fuel burn per seat? The 747-400s should continue to fly for another 10 years!
ShutteLag is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread
Search Engine: