Did You Know? The World’s Shortest Commercial Flight is Just 47 Seconds.

The World’s Shortest Commercial Flight is Just 47 Seconds

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What’s the shortest flight you’ve ever taken?

For me, it was just over an hour to get to a nearby state. For anything that would take much shorter than that, I feel like I might as well drive. That way I can avoid all of the particular packing details for their airport, and with all the extra time needed to drive to the airport, go through security, and show up a bit early so that I don’t miss a flight, I’m usually only out a couple extra hours in driving time. Plus, then I get to keep my car with me and don’t have to go through the hassle of purchasing a rental car. No plane and no car = lots of $$$ saved.

However, what happens when you need to go somewhere nearby, but you can’t drive there?

That’s exactly the situation happening between two Orkney Islands, Westray and Papa Westray. The islands are located just north of Scotland and are separated by a distance of only 2.7 km.

“Operated by Loganair, the flight duration is officially two minutes, but under ideal wind conditions can be completed in only 47 seconds. Tickets are priced at about $30 per passenger with no in-flight service,” Hello Travel.

Crazy, right? It would take you longer to sit down than it would take to get to your destination. It also makes me wonder how often people choose to fly the distance overtaking a boat. Hmm.

What’s the shortest flight you’ve ever been on? Share with us in the comments below.

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