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#4506871 - 02/10/20 07:17 AM British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight  
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British Airways flight crosses Atlantic in less than 5 hours sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft to fly between Heathrow airport and JFK airport

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/02/10/british-airways-flight-crosses-atlantic-in-less-than-5-hours.html

Are we landing already?

I haven't received my dinner meal service, my 2 free alcoholic beverages; nor have I taken a nap and I still need to watch the in-flight movie..

What they do? Push the throttle all the way? I flew from NY to Europe once and it took 8 hours.

Wow!

That's even quicker than flying non stop from New York to Los Angeles which is a 6 1/2 hours to 6 3/4 hours flight.

NY to LA: 3,944 km= 2,451 miles.

NY to London: 5,585 km= 3,470 miles

Should be able to fly nonstop from NY to LA in a lot less time than that 6 1/2 plus hours..

1,000 miles less to fly.

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#4506874 - 02/10/20 07:36 AM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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It helps to have a storm’s worth of tailwind smile


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#4506880 - 02/10/20 09:21 AM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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What about the poor buggers flying the other way though?



#4506899 - 02/10/20 12:56 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
What about the poor buggers flying the other way though?


? what about them ? They can get there sooner than usual, too?

#4506901 - 02/10/20 01:01 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Originally Posted by BD-123
What about the poor buggers flying the other way though?


? what about them ? They can get there sooner than usual, too?



I think you misunderstood the post from BD-123. Planes flying in the opposite direction would be flying INTO the storm so hence they would be considerably slowed down.


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#4506904 - 02/10/20 01:22 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Then I will have time for my 2 free drinks and dinner service.

#4506907 - 02/10/20 02:04 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: BD-123]  
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Originally Posted by BD-123
What about the poor buggers flying the other way though?



They are due to land a week tomorrow

#4506908 - 02/10/20 02:11 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Then I will have time for my 2 free drinks and dinner service.



You're pretty well off if you always fly first class!


“Whoever fights monsters should see to it that in the process he does not become a monster. And if you gaze long enough into an abyss, the abyss will gaze back into you.”
#4506909 - 02/10/20 02:31 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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First class? I fly coach.

#4506910 - 02/10/20 02:37 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
First class? I fly coach.



Which airline gives you 2 free drinks and dinner for flying coach? None that I've ever heard of.


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#4506912 - 02/10/20 03:16 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Any flight I have ever been on that flew to Europe from Canada always provided fee meals ( up to and including about 6 months ago ) I never drink on airplanes but I'm pretty sure you can get wine with your meal if you ask smile


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#4506941 - 02/10/20 07:18 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Last time I flew coach across the country and flew to Europe, I got free meal and drinks.

#4506954 - 02/10/20 09:24 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
First class? I fly coach.



Which airline gives you 2 free drinks and dinner for flying coach? None that I've ever heard of.


Most airlines do when you fly long haul.


In all my years I've never seen the like. It has to be more than a hundred sea miles and he brings us up on his tail. That's seamanship, Mr. Pullings. My God, that's seamanship!
#4506962 - 02/10/20 10:09 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: PanzerMeyer]  
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Originally Posted by PanzerMeyer
Originally Posted by NoFlyBoy
Originally Posted by BD-123
What about the poor buggers flying the other way though?


? what about them ? They can get there sooner than usual, too?



I think you misunderstood the post from BD-123. Planes flying in the opposite direction would be flying INTO the storm so hence they would be considerably slowed down.


That is what I meant! smile



#4506967 - 02/10/20 10:17 PM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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When I took 30 days vacation time (leave) in the Army, I flew home to Georgia in a Lufthansa flight. This was in 1986. All the beer was free. So I stuck with beer. I forget which brand, but it was a good German brand. smile


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#4506983 - 02/11/20 12:43 AM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Time and speed are relative...ask Al E.

Well I had a big story of my return trip from Hawaii in 1969, myself from FL and another 17 yr old surf kid from CA, an EMPTY DC-8, except for the crew and FIVE stewardesses.

Well it was fun, in fact more fun in 5 hours than most people have in their lives. Almost 6 miles up I think, Decided ya'll wouldn't believe it anyway. I wouldn't either except I was there.



Back to your regular scheduled programming.

Oh, and getting there in style beats the heck out of being early. IMHO of course.


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#4506987 - 02/11/20 12:53 AM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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Nixer, just curious as to the gender of this "17 yr old surf kid from CA" (and please pick from the 2 major ones or you'll confuse me). biggrin

EDIT: Oops, sorry. I gotta Winger song stuck in my head. I see "FIVE stewardesses." So you're a member of the mile high club, and then some?

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#4507006 - 02/11/20 04:13 AM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I asked Dad and he said our flight to Europe few years back was on KLM.

#4507022 - 02/11/20 08:18 AM Re: British Airways flight sets a new speed record for subsonic commercial aircraft flight [Re: NoFlyBoy]  
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I used to fly business class Glasgow to/from London quite regular and we always got a complimentary 33cl bottle of champagne, I had quite a stock of them as I didn't drink it, gave them to my mum when I used to go visit her. Breakfast was served on the way down and dinner served on the way back to Glasgow.

Then company policy changed, from flying Business with British Midland to flying cattle class with Sleazy Jet, Ticket for Business class on BM was around £135 each way took off from Glasgow 07:30, landed at Heathrow 08:45 and in the office at 09:05, Easy Jet, at airport for 05:30 to queue for a seat, got into Stanstead Luton at 09:00 then bus to train, train to London change station and out to Sunbury (beside Heathrow) in office for 11:00. When I pointed out to them that it was costing more to the company and getting less work done in a day they shrugged their shoulders and said new rules from the American head office, we had to use the cheapest flights. They saved £60 on the flight then spent £40 on the bus/train and then there was the lost manhours on top of that not including the fact that you had almost put in a full work day just traveling.
Policy was changed a week later and back to flying BM biggrin
Then I was promoted and moved to head office in Sunbury.

Edit: Miss that, having a chauffeur waiting for you at the arrivals and a Mercedes limo to take you to the office, we did try one of the sales men picking me up from Luton airport but it took even longer to get to the office.

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