|Quoting SevenHeavy (Reply 3):|
The winds across the atlantic this week have been the opposite to the norm.
I also experienced the unusual winds this week, flying EWR
and back. The flights were almost exactly the same duration, about 6 hours 20 minutes both ways, which meant we landed about 40 minutes early on the return. We seemed to take fairly normal routes, but perhaps a bit farther north than usual on the eastbound flight.
As an aside, on the flight home I was able to spot a large number of icebergs just off the coast of Newfoundland, not far from Gander--that was an interesting sight I hadn't seen before!
My flights have taken a variety of different tracks across the Atlantic over the years, but one of the more unusual ones I remember was a EWR
flight last year. We headed south along the Jersey shore for a while, then turned left and headed directly east across the ocean, across northern Spain and the Mediterranean.
Common sense is not so common. -Voltaire