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The Shortest Commercial Flight is Only 47 Seconds

a cliff with a body of water

Sometimes the DC to Philadelphia flight feels like it’s the shortest flight in the world.  By the time you make it to cruising altitude, the descent starts.  But that’s not the world’s shortest commercial flight–by far. The real shortest flight is Westray to Papa Westray in Scotland’s Orkney Islands, a journey which …

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