When does a short haul flight become long haul?

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Is it based on flight-time? Or time zone?

Mystery Hour Question

What is the difference between long haul and short haul flights? Is it based on flight-time? Or time zone?

Mike, High Wycombe

 

Answer

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Name: Tony, Cyrpus

Qualification: Worked in the tourism industry

Answer: A short haul flight lasts about 4 ½ to 5 hours and traditionally went no further than the Eastern Mediterranean from Britain. Long haul flights were expected to stay overnight in a location and then fly back.

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