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Imagine flying 737-600 short distances. For instance between the Hawaiian islands. What should be the cruising altitude? And should one fly with flaps extended (flaps 10-15) since one will have to prepare for descent shortly?Any tips appreciated.

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Hi,Use no flaps.Just fly high enough to clear terrain.

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In m country, a320 normally fly routes as short as 30 mins, is that what you mean? They take off, cruize at about fl250 or so, cruise for about 10 mins and descend.No flaps.

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I think what's instructive about that flightware flight is they don't dive down to 2000 ft and then drag it in at 200 kts. Continuous descent from 15,000 @1440 fpm and almost continuous slowing from 340 kts.scott s..

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While it is not always the best solution, watch the AI aircraft in the area as well. It's interesting that Scott mentioned FL150 because I see the MD-80's and 737's flying that altitude when I'm island hopping in Hawaii!Mark

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While it is not always the best solution, watch the AI aircraft in the area as well. It's interesting that Scott mentioned FL150 because I see the MD-80's and 737's flying that altitude when I'm island hopping in Hawaii!Mark
for business, I fly a lot between Bahrain(OBBI) and Doha (OTBD) on a 747-400 or A330-300 80 mile trip and flight time in the air is around 20 minutes.We go from TOC to TOD with only a few minutes in Crz at FL130/140 It is a perfectly normal flight and the aircraft is of course configured as normal for each phase.Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, And British Airways fly this route daily.Regards

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for business, I fly a lot between Bahrain(OBBI) and Doha (OTBD) on a 747-400 or A330-300 80 mile trip and flight time in the air is around 20 minutes.We go from TOC to TOD with only a few minutes in Crz at FL130/140 It is a perfectly normal flight and the aircraft is of course configured as normal for each phase.Gulf Air, Qatar Airways, And British Airways fly this route daily.Regards
Wow..why would they use Jumbos to fly 80 miles?

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Wow..why would they use Jumbos to fly 80 miles?
Because the money is there for paying those flights? :( Here in Colombia, Avianca uses their A330-200 for flights from SKBO to SKCL and SKRG: 150 NM. In this case, they continue from SKCL/SKRG to Spain...Best regards from Colombia,Luis Miguel

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I usually cant fly for longer than 30min or so, just too busy with other things. But, I love the commercial jetliners and old propliners, so on any given day I am flying just about anything from say KSDF to KBNA, KMCO to KFLL, or any number of other short legs.

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