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


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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.


They should install a trebuchet


The DFW to Austin flight is much like that.


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

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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.


Call it a HyperBucket and Elon Musk is in.


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

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



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


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


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.


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.



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


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.


How much traffic is there on the flights?

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


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.

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