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Old 05-02-2014, 02:03 AM
Shagnasty Shagnasty is offline
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There is small plane short and then there is big plane short. The most big plane short route I know of in the U.S. is St. Thomas to St. Croix, USVI. You can take a large jet from the U.S. mainland, land in St. Thomas, let people out and then continue on to St. Croix. The distance is only a little over 40 miles and takes a few minutes. You never climb to altitude. The runways at the airports involved are aligned so that you just take off and immediately start your final approach into St. Croix. Total flying time is well under 10 minutes.

The shortest major route that I know of in the lower 48 is Denver to Colorado Springs or vice versa. They are about 80 miles apart and both have large airports. Total flying time is about 12 - 15 minutes on the larger planes that fly between them.

Last edited by Shagnasty; 05-02-2014 at 02:04 AM.