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    What are your longest and shortest flights flown?

    What are the longest nonstop flight segments you've ever flown? The shortest?

    We can break it down into domestic and international as well.

    Longest international: FCO-IAD | Ethiopian 777-200LR
    Shortest international: SXM-MIA | American 757-200

    Longest domestic: JFK-LAX | Various
    Shortest domestic: LGA-EWR | Delta A319
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    Shortest: JFK-LGA on a 757-200
    Longest: JFK-FRG (Bishkek) on a 767-300
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    Longest international: JFK - PVG (Shanghai Pudong) | China Eastern A346 [16hr30min]
    Shortest international: SHA (Shanghai Hongqiao) - TSA (Taipei Songshan) | Air China B738 [1hr30min]

    Longest domestic: MSP - HNL | Northwest A333 [8hr30min]
    Shortest domestic: HNL - OGG (Kahului) | Hawaiian B712 [20min]

    JFK to Farmingdale in a 763? That would be a sight. Bishkek is FRU I think.
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    Longest flight-JFK-TLV
    Shortest flight-ISP-EWR on CO Express in '94

    Not shortest, but pretty short--Flew WN several times BWI-ISP this year, and will be again in about 2 weeks, and flew PHL-ISP-PHL on US Express back in 2003. All 3 shortest flight segments were connecting to/from west coast flights.
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    Longest Flight: JFK-HGK
    Shortest Flight: JFK-BOS
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    Longest International: ATL-JNB - SAA B744
    Shortest International: Dhahran, Saudi Arabia - Bahrain - Gulf Air A320 (4 minutes @ 2,500')

    Longest domestic: FLL-SFO - Virgin America A319
    Shortest Domestic: LEX-CVG - Delta B727 (in first class too!!!)
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    Longest:
    International: JFK-AMS KLM B747
    Domestic: EWR-HNL Continental MD-11

    Shortest:
    International: JFK-POP B6 A320
    Domestic: LAS-LAX UA B757

    Not sure if LGA-BOS is shorter than LAS-BOS...
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    Longest International: ORD-YVR, UAL B747 (I don't get out much!)
    Shortest International: MIA-BZE, AAL B738
    Shortest International Transfer: PLJ-BZE, MYD C208

    Longest Domestic: SFO-EWR, COA B747
    Shortest Domestic: MSN-MKE, CHQ E145 (16 minutes)
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    longest intl HNL -Tarawa 15.5 hrs DC3 on a ferry trip to Bangkok in'91

    longest intl turbojet ANC-HKG 10.6 hrs 747-200F

    I will have to peruse the logbooks for the shortest....
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    Longest international flight (time): EGUN - KGUS: RAF Mildenhall - Grissom AFB, 9.2 hr, KC-135 (in the pointy end)
    Longest international flight (distance) KJFK - FCO: Kennedy to Rome (Leonardo Da Vinci), TWA 747

    Longest domestic flight: KGUS - KSKA: Grissom AFB - Fairchild AFB, 8.4 hr, KC-135 (again, in the pointy end)

    Yes, I've flown JFK to LAX and SFO several times, and while those are longer distances, throw in an air refueling and a nav leg, and you see why it takes 8+ hours to go from Indiana to Washington. As a point of reference, my next longest domestic flight? 7.9 hours, KMER - KMER: Depart Castle AFB, tank a B-52, fly a nav leg, a couple of hours of pattern work, then park in the same space where we left from. Like riding an elevator all day.

    Shortest airline flight: JFK-BDL: Kennedy to Bradley, TWA Convair 880. :-)

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    Longest international: KL691 - AMS-YYZ - KLM 747-406 PH-BFG
    Shortest international: LHR-CDG,CDG-LHR - Air France A321 F-GTAL, F-GTAT

    Longest domestic: YYZ-YOW - Air Canada A320 Unknown Reg :(
    Shortest domestic: LHR-MAN,MAN-LHR - British Airways A320 G-EUUG, A319 G-EUPO

    AMS-YYZ isn't really long haul!

    YYZ-YOW is under an hour in the air yet my longest domestic.

    The LHR-MAN segment was spent longer on the taxiway at Heathrow than in the air!
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    longest: LUF-RMS in the back of a C-5A.
    shortest: prolly FRG-FRG with one trip around the pattern
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    Cool survey!

    Longest: JFK-LHR on VS B744

    Shortest: HOU-SAT on WN B733

    Moose you'll have to tell us about your Convair 880 trip sometime
    Last edited by megatop412; 10-05-2012 at 11:50 AM.

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    International longest has to be AMS to MIA on a Martinair 763, shortest was FRA to AMS on a KLM 734
    Domestic longest is BOS to LAX on Jet Blue and the shortest is PHL to nearby Wing's field in Blue Bell PA on a TriIslander
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    Longest & Shortest International Flight - KLGA-CYYZ - Air Canada A319/E175

    Longest Domestic - KJFK-KHNL - United B747-100
    Shortest Domestic - KISP-KBWI - Southwest 737-300

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