CALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 3155 posts, RR: 9 Posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 9697 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.
rolypolyman From United States of America, joined Mar 2009, 160 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (5 years 6 months 2 days 17 hours ago) and read 9149 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.
JoePatroni From United States of America, joined Mar 2007, 208 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (5 years 6 months 1 day 3 hours ago) and read 3239 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.