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