Storm Ciara Helps Plane Beat Transatlantic Flight Record

I love the jet stream. Some factoids:

  1. one of the Greek airlines used to always fly in the jet stream for decades, no matter how rough.
  2. I had one flight from SFO to Manila in under 10 hours
  3. here’s a new BA subsonic airliner record:

“Experts are hailing a British Airways flight as the fastest subsonic New York to London journey.

The Boeing 747-436 reached speeds of 825 mph (1,327 km/h) as it rode a jet stream accelerated by Storm Ciara.

The four hours and 56 minutes flight arrived at Heathrow Airport 80 minutes ahead of schedule on Sunday morning.

According to Flightradar24, an online flight tracking service, it beat a previous five hours 13 minutes record held by Norwegian.”

bbc.com: Storm Ciara helps plane beat transatlantic flight record

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