BA747-436 From United Kingdom, joined Jan 2001, 1259 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 888 times:
Well obviously tail winds will get you there quicker as they are comming from behind you and travelling in the same direction you are, but Head winds are blowing against you thus slowing your flying speed. Put Simply.
Hope you understand
CPDC10-30 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2000, 4885 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 881 times:
Headwinds increase airspeed but reduce groundspeed...meaning you arrive at the destination later. Tailwinds have the oppositte effect, reducing airspeed but increasing groundspeed meaning you arrive earlier in a tailwind.
DeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 8946 posts, RR: 11
Reply 9, posted (14 years 3 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 834 times:
I have flown BOS - LHR in under five hours before (about 4 hrs 45 min) on a 777 (no traffic going into LHR), but on the return it took a good 7 hours (it would have been 5.5 hours if it was not pouring in Boston that afternoon) on a 747-200.