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Heavy Winds Today Over U.S.  
User currently offlineCALPSAFltSkeds From United States of America, joined Dec 2006, 2618 posts, RR: 9
Posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 7 hours ago) and read 9142 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, 551 posts, RR: 2
Reply 1, posted (3 years 9 months 1 week 6 hours ago) and read 9081 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 (3 years 9 months 1 week 2 hours ago) and read 8686 times:
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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 (3 years 9 months 1 week 1 hour ago) and read 8594 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 offlinekgaiflyer From United States of America, joined Jul 2008, 4267 posts, RR: 1
Reply 4, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 19 hours ago) and read 8281 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: 4
Reply 5, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 16 hours ago) and read 7861 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, 806 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7203 times:

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

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



...are we there yet?
User currently offlineKHPN From United States of America, joined Sep 2010, 155 posts, RR: 0
Reply 7, posted (3 years 9 months 6 days 15 hours ago) and read 7205 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 (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6390 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 (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6226 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 (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6085 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 (3 years 9 months 6 days 13 hours ago) and read 6068 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 (3 years 9 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 4489 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, 436 posts, RR: 0
Reply 13, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 3005 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, 19560 posts, RR: 58
Reply 14, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 2941 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, 203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (3 years 9 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 2684 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, 806 posts, RR: 0
Reply 16, posted (3 years 9 months 2 days 4 hours ago) and read 2062 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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