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Short flights on wide-body planes

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My personal overview by type + distance in km

A300: IKA-BUZ = 718 km
A310: CGP-DAC = 228 km
A330: BRU-FRA = 306 km
A340: HKG-TPE = 807 km
A380: CDG-LHR = 348 km

747: GVA-FRA = 460 km
767: DAC-CGP = 228 km
777: AMS-LGW = 366 km
787: BRU-OST = 118 km

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When Pan Am came first to Belgium with the 747, the route was JFK-AMS-BRU and v/v with traffic rights between AMS and BRU. A lot of people had their first jumbo jet experience between those two Benelux capitals.
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Mentioning my own experience on short haul wide-body flights :

1. RETRO AIRLINES

From BRU to another european destination :

to AMS (and return).
air florida DC10-30 to MIA and return with national DC10-30 (replacement plane). (august 1980).
TWA Boeing 747-200 to JFK and return. (july 1985).

Others :
Swissair DC10-30 between GVA and ATH (en route to PEK in august 1981).

2. CONTEMPORARY AIRLINES

From BRU to another european destination :

Loftleidir Icelandic DC8-63 between LUX and KEF. (august 1978).
Alia Royal Jordanian Lockheed Tristar L1011 between BRU and FRA. (april 1983).
Finnair Airbus A340-300 to HEL. (july 2015).

Others :
Aeromexico DC10-30 between MEX and MIA. (august 1980).
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travellover wrote:
Loftleidir Icelandic DC8-63 between LUX and KEF. (august 1978).
I don't think the DC8 was a wide-body; it is (was) the Douglas equivalent of a B707.

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Nice topic!

Let me add my own experience:

A330: DUB-SNN = 105 nm
A330: SNN-DUB = 105 nm
A330: BRU-FRA = 165 nm (positioning flight for Tomorrowland partyflight)
A330: FRA-BRU = 165 nm (Tomorrowland partyflight)

B747: BRU-BRU = 80 nm (incl LGG low level fly-by) (one of the last SN B747 flights, not a scheduled service)
B767: BRU-LHR = 190 nm
B787: BRU-AGP = 937 nm
B787: BRU-OST = 143 nm (incl LGG low level fly-by) (JAF Dreamliner event)
B787: OST-BRU = 102 nm (incl CRL simulated missed approach) (JAF Dreamliner event)
B787: VRA-CUN = 326 nm (jumpseat ride!)

DC10: BHX-BHX (one of the famous Biman sightseeing flight, not a scheduled service)

MD11: CDG-AMS = 215 nm
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convair wrote:
travellover wrote:
Loftleidir Icelandic DC8-63 between LUX and KEF. (august 1978).
I don't think the DC8 was a wide-body; it is (was) the Douglas equivalent of a B707.
I agree. Nevertheless they were long haul narrow-body aircrafts.
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I also flew:

THR-THR with B747SP
AMS-AMS with MD11
BHX-BHX with DC10

All sightseeing flights!
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quixoticguide wrote:A300: IKA-BUZ = 718 km
The A300 is indeed a widebody, but built for short- and medium-haul flights. Thus one of the very first A300 B2 was bought by Belgian charter airline TEA for flights to the Mediterranean destinations.

The later version A300-600 was extensively used by Lufthansa: I remember my own flights from BRU to FRA and from FRA to AGP.
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sn26567 wrote:When Pan Am came first to Belgium with the 747, the route was JFK-AMS-BRU and v/v with traffic rights between AMS and BRU. A lot of people had their first jumbo jet experience between those two Benelux capitals.
Boeing also developed a high-density short-haul version of the 747 for Japan domestic flights. I thus flew one of them from Tokyo Haneda to Osaka.
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I flew lots of shorthaul widebody flights in the USA and Canada in the eighties and early nineties.
amongst others :
LGA-YYZ AC767
YYZ-ORD AA DC10
SNA-DFW AA DC10
DEN-ORD UA DC10
BOS-DTW NW DC10
ATL-DFW DL L1011
these short widebody flights are now mostly replaced by boring 737's or 320's...

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sn26567 wrote:
quixoticguide wrote:A300: IKA-BUZ = 718 km
The A300 is indeed a widebody, but built for short- and medium-haul flights. Thus one of the very first A300 B2 was bought by Belgian charter airline TEA for flights to the Mediterranean destinations.

The later version A300-600 was extensively used by Lufthansa: I remember my own flights from BRU to FRA and from FRA to AGP.
I remember when being a kid we flew from Brussels to Almeria with a A300.
We actually had booked Sobelair tickets, but in the summer of 1998 they had that aircraft from a company called 'Trans Aer' in the fleet.

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and some other such segments (in my case, e.g. those <1200 miles)
310 FRA-ATH 1123m LH Express 1994
747 SXM-SDQ(-CDG) 431m AF 1994
340 BRU-VIE(-MRU) & v.v. 574m MK 1995
300 (BRU-)LCA-PFO & v.v. 69m SLR/wetlease Translift Airways 1996
767 LAS-SLC 367m DL 1997
747 BRU-BRU ?m SN/last 747 flight 1999
D10 NCE-ORY 420m IW (=AOM) 1999
310 TER-LIS 965m TP 2003
767 PUJ-POP(-BRU) 165m JAF/wetlease Icelandair 2004
767 (BRU-)MBJ-CUN 608m JAF 2006
310 PDL-LIS 901m TP 2006
330 (BRU-)MBJ-PUJ 487m JAF/wetlease Novair 2007
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BA still operates quite a few B767's on domestic and european routes :)

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Emirates still operates the ATH-LCA on the 777
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CTBke wrote:Emirates still operates the ATH-LCA on the 777
Yes, only 2 times a week but that's around 3 hours flying time so not really a short flight?
SQ also operates MAN-MUC with B77W, AY HEL-BRU with A359, ... and others.
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Does guayaquil - quito as part of the flights Amsterdam-Bonaire-Guayaquil-Quito count? :)
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North America:
AA AB6 JFK-MIA
AC 763 YUL-YYZ
AA 762 MIA-JFK
US 762 PHL-CLT
DL 77L LAX-ATL

Europe:
S4 313 LIS-PDL
S4 313 PDL-LIS
KU AB6 GVA-FRA
SQ 77W MAN-MUC
CA 333 ATH-MUC
LA 763 MAD-FRA
BA 763 LHR-LCA (well, Don't know if 4 hours is still iunder the category short....)
EK 772 LCA-MLA
SS 744 ORY-AJA
GA 77W AMS-LGW
KE 77E VIE-ZRH
EI 333 DUB-AGP
AY 343 BRU-HEL
ET 788 ARN-VIE
UX 332 BCN-MAD

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I once flew MNL-CEB on a B747 (Philippine Airlines) with just 3 passengers on board (308 nautical miles).

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my list is a bit shorter:
2014: MEL-SYD, B763, 439mi
2012: CNX-HKT, A306, 739mi
2012: BRU-ZRH, A333, 300mi

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