BALHRWWCC From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (8 years 2 weeks 2 hours ago) and read 2668 times:
I have just come back from ORD and our flight time was scheduled 9hrs 5 mins that includes taxiing time . The actual flight time from take off to landing was 9hrs 35mins due to very strong head winds around 90mph across the atlantic.
Remember BA's flight times are calculated from brakes off to brakes on at the terminal. So to give you an idea the flight I just operated was 1hrs 10 longer against the schedule purely because of the winds
This is resulting in alot of US flight being late in arriving. On a plus side the flights to the uk are a bit faster than normal ours was only 6hrs 45mins against a 7hr 55 schedule.