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Anonymous6 Oct 2012
While browsing in the archives I came across:
Here are some of my short hops:
Isle of Man to Belfast City
Luxembourg to CDG
Luxembourg to Frankfurt
Palma to Ibiza
Monastir to Djerba
Casablanca to Marrakech (on a 747!)
Has anyone done this 2-minute flight between Westray and Papa Westray?
At the other end of the scale, my longest flight was 13 hours 35 minutes (take-off to touchdown) from Singapore to Heathrow. I think a health warning should have been issued for those of us travelling in Economy!6 Oct 2012
I’ve done GLA – EDI with Air UK. (Followed the M8 ironically)
PIK-Derry with FR (most expensive per minute flight ever)
Best ever has to be Mombasa to Malindi with KQ. Very scenic indeed6 Oct 2012
I now know where these islands are!
I love Ostend! And it was my first trip abroad at the age of 9 on the Dover Ostend ferry.
I’m sure it was worth every penny! Hope you enjoyed Derry? Glasgow Belfast is also very short.
Further afield, I forgot to mention João Pessoa to Recife and Las Palmas to Laâyoune.6 Oct 2012
Bristol to Plymouth with Air Southwest (now defunct). About 25 mins. Suprisingly the city centre to city centre transit time was about the same it would take by train and price was similar.
Another short trip was Vancouver to Victoria in a Shorts 360 back in the 80s. Pretty certain this was about 15 mins.
My very first memory of a flight was from Lymn (now closed) to Ostend in a Dan-Air 748 which couldn’t have been that long.6 Oct 2012
Longest flights for me – LAX – MEL (I think was 16 hour) and SIN to both LAX and NCY – about 19 hours (and i think the longest commercial flight you can do!).
Shortest flight I’ve done – Nadi to Mana Island (Fiji) – 4 minutes!6 Oct 2012
Simonhb…. Derry was great. Stayed at the Tower hotel. Meant I was in some interesting places (pubs) with accompanying craich.
Including a lock in that I didn’t realise had happened. Neither did I realise my fellow drinkers smoking habits were of a humourous brand!
After my FR experiance of last week,the less time you spend on board the better value for money it is! Will complete my review next week!6 Oct 2012