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Heavy Winds Today Over U.S.  
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined exactly 8 years ago today! , 2723 posts, RR: 9
Posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9217 times:

I just noticed headwinds running almost directly one a line from SoCal to the Northeast. Over Northern New Mexico, winds at 34,000 ft are running in excess of 160 MPH.
http://www.weather.com/maps/activity...localwxforecast&presname=undefined
Jet Blue has fuel stopped a couple of aircraft as has CO. Probably lots more. For example LAX-EWR is running slightly over 4 hours of flight time eastbound in comparison to 6:30 westbound.

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User currently offlinejetMARC From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 563 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 15 hours ago) and read 9156 times:

Yeap, happens every winter...

We flew yesterday LGB-ORD 3h 04m and return, ORD-LGB 4h 48m...



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User currently offlinejjeff From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 137 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8761 times:

I was on AA185 last night. 6h30m from wheels up to to wheels down versus a flight time of 5h10m just 10 days ago.

User currently offlinerolypolyman From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 159 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 8669 times:

Over western Iowa right now, BAW282 (B744) LAX-LHR is chugging along at 629 kt ground speed, while westbound AAL1733 (MD82) ORD-PHX is at FL340 doing 278 kt. Interesting to think that westbound flight is only a little over 4 times faster than driving as the crow flies.

User currently onlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4325 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 4 hours ago) and read 8356 times:
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Quoting jetMARC (Reply 1):
Yeap, happens every winter...

We flew yesterday LGB-ORD 3h 04m and return, ORD-LGB 4h 48m...

We flew 6hrs 5mins on UA217 yesterday morning IAD-SFO.

That's approaching trans-Altantic timing.


User currently offlineRhodylee From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 85 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days 1 hour ago) and read 7936 times:

It's always interesting to see how far out of the way planes go to stay away from strong headwinds - this one almost flies over Manitoba on the way from BOS-SFO today

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL893


User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7278 times:

Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 4):
That's approaching trans-Altantic timing.

It is if you're doing say Boston - London.



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User currently offlineKHPN From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 158 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (4 years 3 weeks 3 days ago) and read 7280 times:

winds on the ground were pretty strong too.
landing a c152 in winds 17 gusting to 26 was a blast


User currently offline9V-SVC From Singapore, joined Oct 2001, 1797 posts, RR: 10
Reply 8, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6465 times:

Just curious, how was the turbulence? Was it bad?


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User currently offlinenoelg From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6301 times:

Quoting jjeff (Reply 2):
I was on AA185 last night. 6h30m from wheels up to to wheels down versus a flight time of 5h10m just 10 days ago.
Quoting kgaiflyer (Reply 4):
We flew 6hrs 5mins on UA217 yesterday morning IAD-SFO.

That's approaching trans-Altantic timing

I've done ORD-MAN in 6h45 before with a tailwind on a BD A330  


User currently offlinechumley From United States of America, joined Jul 2007, 124 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6160 times:

Flew B6 178 PHX-JFK yesterday in 3:19. I've been on longer flights PHX-ORD in the past! I see the JFK-PHX leg took 5:41, 2:22 longer than the eastbound flight!

User currently offlinemoman From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 1054 posts, RR: 4
Reply 11, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 6143 times:

Quoting noelg (Reply 9):
I've done ORD-MAN in 6h45 before with a tailwind on a BD A330

Last week MIA-LHR, 4425 miles, took 7:45 minutes. Smoothest flight I've ever been on, not a single bump from takeoff to landing.



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User currently offlinecontrails15 From United States of America, joined Oct 2008, 1181 posts, RR: 0
Reply 12, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 19 hours ago) and read 4564 times:

Loaded JFK-BUR flight the other day. Had schedule tech stop in DEN. Little early for the tech stops. Looks like a rough winter if this is any indication.


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User currently offlinephllax From United States of America, joined Jan 2006, 447 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 3080 times:

My brother flew US 252 today PHL-PHX. It took 5 hours in a 757 flying at 32, 30, 28 for a few minutes and then finally at 30. They said there was mild turbulence almost all the way until New Mexico.

User currently offlineDocLightning From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 20334 posts, RR: 59
Reply 14, posted (4 years 3 weeks 2 days 6 hours ago) and read 3016 times:

Quoting CALPSAFltSkeds (Thread starter):
For example LAX-EWR is running slightly over 4 hours of flight time eastbound in comparison to 6:30 westbound.

Last year 'bout Christmas time it took 6:57 or so to fly JFK-SFO on a VX A319. We flew up over Montana and North Dakota.


User currently offlineJoePatroni From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 205 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (4 years 3 weeks 1 day 21 hours ago) and read 2759 times:

The day before that I flew on UA177 from BOS to SFO and it took 6:47. (I actually timed it with the stop watch on my phone.) I fly that route pretty often and I've never been on a flight that took that long. I was amazed. Channel 9 was on an it was interesting to hear the TRACONs of Boston, Montreal, Toronto, Winnipeg etc.

JP.



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User currently offlineflylku From United States of America, joined Apr 2006, 829 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (4 years 2 weeks 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 2137 times:

Quoting JoePatroni (Reply 15):
(I actually timed it with the stop watch on my phone.)

... so you never actually turned it off?



...are we there yet?
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