The world's shortest commercial flight is just 80 seconds long


#1

Originally published at: https://boingboing.net/2017/10/05/the-worlds-shortest-commerci.html


#2

I was on a flight from Madison Wisconsin to Chicago that quite literally spent more time taxiing in O’Hare after landing than in the air.


#3

They should install a trebuchet


#4

The DFW to Austin flight is much like that.


#5

They may be slow, but the north island ferries don’t seem so bad when you can take your vehicle with you.

http://www.orkneyferries.co.uk/fares.php

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#6

There is some disagreement about the shortest flight

The Kegata to Apowo in Papua is very short as well. The flight on youtube is about 50 seconds long.


#7

Call it a HyperBucket and Elon Musk is in.


#8

charges approximately £21 one-way ($28) for the service.

And yet, Mnuchin and Tom Price charter private jets for the same trip. For security.


#9

#10

The quickness of the flight is offset by the airport’s suggestion that you arrive two hours before your flight departs. :wink:


#11

After their last hijacking that required a harrowing 15 minute flight to the next county over, can you blame them?


#12

Given that the flight is a mere 80 seconds long, I was a bit disappointed they didn’t actually include footage of the entire journey in the clip.


#13

The hops that save days of arduous foot travel seem like the most defensible. The ones based on bureaucratic rules? Ugh. Build a train. Use buses.

Airline travel is morally dubious in the age of global warming.


#14

#15

Strong headwinds. Flight took 92 seconds. Missed my appointment on Papa Westray. Would not fly again.


#16

This just jogged my memory about the kid with the paraglider who flew to McDonald’s. This seems like the perfect application, as long as winds are low.


#17

How much traffic is there on the flights?

Depending on the winds, could it be replaced by a lawn chair and some helium balloons?


#18

Agreed. I forget where the layover was, but I flew a prop place a half hour across Lake Erie to Toronto once.

Lemme tell you, the long way around in a car is a lot less fun.


#19

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