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(Perth Now)   Scottish airline wins contract for the coveted Westray to Papa Westray route which is slightly more than 1600 metres or two caber tosses   (perthnow.com.au) divider line 27
    More: Weird, Westray to Papa Westray, Scottish Airlines, wind direction, Singapore Airlines, toss, Daily Telegraph  
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2013-01-16 08:58:27 AM  
SCOTTISH airline Loganair has won a contract to operate the world's shortest scheduled flight - as little as 47 seconds, depending on wind direction.

Looks like I still might be able to join the mile high club
 
2013-01-16 09:00:08 AM  
Admins going a green a minute.
 
2013-01-16 09:00:45 AM  
I've flown from Washington-National to Washington-Dulles, and from San Francisco to Oakland.
 
2013-01-16 09:00:59 AM  
The drinks cart has its own jet engine.
 
2013-01-16 09:02:38 AM  
I learned something from this article. I'd never seen "STG" instead of "£" or ""GBP" before.
 
2013-01-16 09:04:16 AM  
It's just about a mile? Who the fark would take a flight for that?
You could walk it in 10 or 15 minutes.
 
2013-01-16 09:04:25 AM  
you lost my luggage?!
 
2013-01-16 09:05:14 AM  

abhorrent1: It's just about a mile? Who the fark would take a flight for that?
You could walk it in 10 or 15 minutes.


Know how I know you didn't read the article?
 
2013-01-16 09:06:10 AM  

abhorrent1: It's just about a mile? Who the fark would take a flight for that?
You could walk it in 10 or 15 minutes.


Except for that pesky North Sea in the way.
 
2013-01-16 09:12:21 AM  
So, why don't they build a bridge? Or a tunnel? Or have a ferry? it just seems very inefficient to use planes for such a short distance.
 
2013-01-16 09:14:32 AM  
The fare costs STG21 ($A32.18) return.

WTF? Is that in hexadecimal?
 
2013-01-16 09:19:16 AM  

LesterB: I learned something from this article. I'd never seen "STG" instead of "£" or ""GBP" before.


I think it's the Stig's own private currency.
 
2013-01-16 09:22:35 AM  

Hack Patooey: abhorrent1: It's just about a mile? Who the fark would take a flight for that?
You could walk it in 10 or 15 minutes.

Except for that pesky North Sea in the way.


Ah. dnrtfa.

/build a bridge?
 
2013-01-16 09:44:26 AM  
People really do come from all over the world for this trip, just another notch in their "aviation" belt.
 
2013-01-16 10:08:30 AM  
I can haz Air Lingus' stewardesses thread?

/plz?
 
2013-01-16 10:10:08 AM  
Those would be a couple of hellishly good caber tosses there laddie.
 
2013-01-16 11:02:21 AM  

abhorrent1: It's just about a mile? Who the fark would take a flight for that?
You could walk it in 10 or 15 minutes.


Only if you are Jesus.
 
2013-01-16 11:10:13 AM  

fredklein: So, why don't they build a bridge? Or a tunnel? Or have a ferry? it just seems very inefficient to use planes for such a short distance.


The planes fly circular routes round the Orkney Islands; Westray and Papa Westray are just two stops. Small planes, small populations, not enough traffic to justify bridges.
 
2013-01-16 11:18:55 AM  
I'd like to see an 800 meter caber toss. I can't help but imagine a DBZ-like yell and tumbling caber.
 
2013-01-16 12:19:19 PM  
"Lad I don't know where you've been but I see you won first prize!"

/ring ding diddle eye dee oooooo
 
2013-01-16 12:23:21 PM  

abhorrent1: Hack Patooey: abhorrent1: It's just about a mile? Who the fark would take a flight for that?
You could walk it in 10 or 15 minutes.

Except for that pesky North Sea in the way.

Ah. dnrtfa.

/build a bridge?


1 mile is a long distance for a bridge, and it might disturb a shipping lane.
 
2013-01-16 12:58:42 PM  

Donnchadha: The fare costs STG21 ($A32.18) return.

WTF? Is that in hexadecimal?


If so it costs $6681.84
 
2013-01-16 01:33:19 PM  
They must show some really crap in-flight movies then
 
2013-01-16 02:46:04 PM  
I went to the Orkney Islands two years ago; one of my all time favorite trips. Didn't make it to Westray though, but I am definitely planning to go there again.It's an amazing place with beautiful views, nice people, interesting history and Scotland northernmost whisky distillery (Highland Park)


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Orkney-230_DxO by orandajin, on Flickr

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Orkney-155_DxO by orandajin, on Flickr
 
2013-01-16 06:32:14 PM  

Do you know the way to Mordor: They must show some really crap in-flight movies then


If their inflight movies are pr0n, then 47 seconds is about right.
 
2013-01-16 09:23:48 PM  
The caber toss is a contest of accuracy, not distance.

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2013-01-16 09:24:02 PM  
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fredklein: So, why don't they build a bridge? Or a tunnel? Or have a ferry? it just seems very inefficient to use planes for such a short distance.


There is a ferry, the dock is about a mile away from each of the airports. The derp just got much stronger.
 
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