Shortest Commercial Flight

Odd Trivia: The shortest scheduled commercial flight in the world takes a mere 90 seconds. It's the Loganair flight between the Scottish islands of Westray and Papa Westray. From cntraveler.com:

In good conditions, Loganair’s 1.7-mile jaunt between the Scottish islands of Westray (population: 640) and Papa Westray (population: 72) in the Orkneys, off the north coast of the mainland, can take under a minute. Headwinds can make the flight a whopping two-and-a-half minutes. Retired police officer Graham Maben is one of the route’s regulars; the 70-year-old Orkney native now runs a tour business on the islands, and estimates he has taken the flight around 40 times over the past 15 years.

     Posted By: Alex - Sat May 11, 2019
     Category: World Records | Air Travel and Airlines





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The shortest commercial flight I've been on was eons longer than that one – 10 or 15 minutes, as I recall. It was aboard a WW2 surplus Grumman Goose between islands in the Bahamas. Your takeoff and landing are on the water, which are a lot like amusement park rides. After landing, the pilot manually cranks down the gear during the water taxi part so the plane can run up a ramp onto the shore (more thrills). We always wondered if the pilots wound up with over-developed right arms.
Posted by Virtual in Carnate on 05/11/19 at 07:57 AM
A bridge might be something to consider.

On a flight that short my legs would not have enough time to feel numb, nor does it give the flight attendant sufficient time to get my drink order wrong!

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Posted by agent j on 05/13/19 at 09:42 AM









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