We have travelled on flights like the ones that last for a minimum of 30 minutes, and it’s quite normal. The flight duration that we are talking about is not even near to the ones we know. The shortest flight around the world is across the Orkney Islands, the flight is for flying from Westray to Papa Westray and return. It’s in the United Kingdom, and the Scottish airline Loganair has been there for the last 50 years. The islands are 1.7 miles far from each other, that is just 2.7 km. The question might come, that why haven’t they made a bridge for the people who live there.
Actually there are so less people on the islands, that there is not much travelling in between and the bridge would have costed much more for nothing. So they have given two options there, either take a ship that would be slow and would take a lot of time, or take a flight that would take just 80 seconds. You might not get the time to even fasten your seat belt properly before you reach there. Blink, blink, blink, 1 minute and 20 seconds over and you have reached your destination.
The fastest it has traveled till now is 53 seconds, that is not even a minute. The flights also have the smallest airports on the islands, and it doesn’t even look like any of the airports you would have seen. The flight is mainly used for daily commute by the people on the island who have to go to the other side of the island for their work; the teachers, police officers, bankers and children who have to go to the schools.
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