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Short 747 Cargo Flight... reasons?

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I noticed this very short hop at Flightaware:CKS 208 (Calitta Air)KJFK - KEWRThis flight lasted 18 minutes (including, apparently, one spin) to cover the 20 or so miles, and I was curious why other transport means weren't employed, as in my mind using a 747 isn't the most economical way to transport something such a short distance. I don't live in that area, but I do know there are rivers separating these locations.The only reason I can come up with is if there are size or weight restrictions on the bridges that the cargo involved would have violated.Does anyone have any other thoughts?

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Could be the reason you stated or it could be a reposition leg to pick up another customer's property.

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Or it was a repositioning flight to pick something up or maintenance.It doesn't always have to have cargo inside to fly.Looks like you beat me by a minute, Travis :)

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Yeah, repositioning also makes sense. For some reason, my brain got stuck in the other mode... DUH! I was only considering drop-offs and not pick-ups.

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Maintenance flight, or training, was/is my guess.

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