What is a short-haul flight?
Short-haul flights are generally agreed to be less than three hours, typically making them domestic or regional flights.
The shortest commercial flight in the world is a 1.7-mile route between two Scottish islands, which lasts just 57 seconds.
What is the difference between short-haul and long-haul?
The most obvious difference is the timing of the flight. Short-haul flights last up to three hours, medium-haul flights last three to seven hours, and long-haul flights last more than seven hours.
Short-haul flights are generally less comfortable due to airlines offering fewer in-flight amenities and using much smaller aircraft.
What should I bring on a short-haul flight?
Because of the short duration of the flight, there is less reason to bring certain items onboard. For example, a pillow and blanket should not be necessary.
A book and a bottle of water is fine.