7 Flights In The World That Are Over Before You Can Finish A Glass Of Whisky! 

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Anyone who has ever been on long flights, will agree that they may not be the most comfortable experiences in the world! Especially when your flights are more than 6-hours long and require you to check-in two to three hours prior to flying. Sometimes it's quite a hassle to wait at the airport for your flight and then fly for long hours, cramped in a small economy seat. And if you get the dreaded middle seat, you know you're going to be in a bad mood the rest of the day!

But imagine being on a flight that ends before you can even complete a sentence? A flight where you won't even have enough time to complain? Yes! Surprisingly, there are certain flights in the world that are over even before you can ask for a glass of water!

Here's a list of some of the quickest flights in the world, from the shortest one that is over in just 53 seconds to the longest one lasting 15 minutes.

Westray to Papa Westray

Westray and Papa Westray are two islands part of the Orkney Islands archipelago off the shore of Scotland. This inter-island service is mainly used by students and professors who travel to Papa Westray to study the 60 archeological sites on the island. Other than that, this carrier is also used as an ambulance in times of medical emergency and and for postal delivery as well.

Photo of Scotland, United Kingdom by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Loganair

Duration: 53 seconds to two minutes, depending on the direction of the wind.

Distance: 2.7km

Country: Scotland, UK

Frequency: Six times a week

Price: £17 or ₹1,500

Archeological Site at Papa Westray. Credits: Geograph

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Minami-Daito to Kitadaito

Covering 11km, Ryukyu Air Commuter operates on this route and flies between the two destinations in just over three minutes. Technically the flight is from Naha to Minami-Daito and then to Kitadaito but the leg between Minami-Daito and Kitadaito is considered one of the shortest in the world.

Photo of Japan by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Ryukyu Air Commuter

Duration: Three minutes

Distance: 11km

Country: Japan

Frequency: Five times a week

Price: ¥7,600 or ₹4,540

Ōike, the pond in Minamidaito Village in Okinawa Prefecture, Japan. Credits: Wikimedia Commons

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Caye Caulker to San Pedro

If nothing else, a flight from Caye Caulker to San Pedro will make you appreciate the natural beauty of Belize for sure! Operated by Maya Island Air, the flight from Caye Caulker to San Pedro takes around five minutes, while the return flight from San Pedro to Caye Caulker takes around 10 minutes.

Photo of Belize by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Maya Island Air

Duration: Five minutes

Distance: 22km

Country: Belize

Frequency: Seven times a week, five flights daily

Price: $57 or ₹3,700

Bird's eye view of San Pedro. Credits: Wikimedia Commons

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Karpathos to Kasos

Island hopping via a ferry is so regular! This time, island hop on a flight! That is exactly what this tiny flight offers. Flying between the Mediterranean islands of Karpathos and Kasos, this Olympic Air flight requires you to check in 45 minutes in advance for a flight with a flying time of five minutes.

Photo of Greece by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Olympic Airline

Duration: Five minutes

Distance: 22km

Country: Greece

Frequency: Seven times a week, one daily.

Price: €50 or ₹4,300

Karpathos. Credits: Spiros Vathis

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Connemara to Inis Meáin

Flying from Connemara Airport, just west of Galway, to the island of Inis Meáin, Aer Arann flies several times a week over this distance of about 16km and covers it in around six minutes only. Enough time to actually see the stunning coastline, but maybe not enough to finish that glass of Irish whiskey you ordered?

Photo of Ireland by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Aer Arann

Duration: Six minutes

Distance: 16km

Country: Ireland

Frequency: Seven times a week

Price: €49 or ₹3,700

Inis Meáin. Credits: Wikimedia Commons

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Saipan to Tinian

Tinian And Saipan are both islands in the Northern Marina Islands archipelago. Star Marinas Air flies between these two islands, covering a distance of 20km in just under 10 minutes. However, this requires you to check-in 45 minutes prior to departure as well! Weird, but so cool!

Photo of Northern Mariana Islands by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Star Marinas Air

Duration: 10 minutes

Distance: 20km

Country: USA

Frequency: Seven times a week

Price: $50 or ₹3,200

Aerial view of Saipan. Credits: Maxpixel

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Papeete to Mo’orea

Papeete, the capital of French Polynesia and the island of Mo’orea are merely 20km away, but because there is just an ocean between them, and no roads, Air Tahiti happily flies passengers to and fro between these two islands. So, what essentially could have been a 15 minute drive, is now a 15 minute flight! Way cooler, right?

Photo of French Polynesia by Aakanksha Magan

Carrier: Air Tahiti

Duration: 15 minutes

Distance: 20km

Country: Tahiti

Frequency: Six times a week

Price: $95 or ₹6,215

Pier in Papeete. Credits: Wikimedia Commons

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Have you flown on any of these flights? Or do you know of any other short flights around the world? Well, write all about it on Tripoto today!

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Janakpur to Kathmandu, both are in Nepal and the flight journey is 15 mins
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Janakpur to Kathmandu, both are in Nepal and the flight journey is 15 mins
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Beautiful blog
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