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Luxair
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What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:16 pm

My fastest was on the way back from Tenerife (canary islands) to Ams in a Martinair
Airbus A310 and the captain told us that we flew with 1050 km/h!!! What was your
fastest flight and on wich AC was it?

Thanks for your comments

Marc
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:22 pm

I was just out of Zurich once on a B744 SQ, and we were zooming along around 1080km/h....
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:23 pm

Concorde. M2.02

Megatop
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:28 pm

It was on a Transavia flight from Gran Canaria in a 737-800, speed about: 1030km/h
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:29 pm

Respect for you Megatop  Smile/happy/getting dizzy Yeaphhh that's realy mega-top
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 6:34 pm

On a British Airways 744 back in 1996 we covered the distance between Boston and London Heathrow in 4 hours and 52 minutes !!! That was definitely the fastest I've been on !
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:06 pm

I flew IAD-AMS last month on a UAL 777 with 1060 KM/H

DLL10, 4h55 mins sounds awfully fast and also a bit unlikely to me. But with a hurricane in the tail who knows.... Smile/happy/getting dizzy
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:14 pm

It is unlikely, YOERI1970, but it actually happened. I was a very rough flight in parts, as with altitude changes the winds changed dramatically. We had a groundspeed well above 600kts, but airspeed was of course lower. I have never before or after crossed the Atlantic in less than 6 hours. But even the captain said it was rare.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:23 pm

You will never believe me but with a air france 777 we flew at 1200 and somthing km/h at13.000M??????
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 7:39 pm

DLL 10- I can't remember the speed, but I crossed EWR-LHR in about 5:45 hours. A very rare thing indeed. Strong Tail Wind
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 8:17 pm

I flew from Athens to Dubai with Olympic on a 707. I think that it was over 1000km/h. The aircraft was pretty empty and the 707 is pretty fast, isn't it?
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 9:50 pm

Virgin Atlantic, you won't believe it, but in 1998 (october don't remember the day) i flew EWR-LHR on an old 742 BA in 5h50mins!!!!

I didn't know it was rare!!!!
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:12 pm

In Aug.1998 on LH -B742 ´Schleswig-Holstein´ from NWR to Frankfurt /Main

The speed indicator on the IFE-screen displayed 1050 km´s /h ,due to heavy tail wind.




 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 10:12 pm

Mine was in the MEX-AMS flight in a 747-400 the speed was 1030 km/h.
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:02 pm

>Virgin Atlantic, you won't believe it, but in 1998 >>(october don't remember the day) i flew EWR-LHR on an >>old 742 BA in 5h50mins!!!!

>I didn't know it was rare!!!!

It actually isn't rare at all. That is about VS usual flight time for that segment during certain times of the year. I'd say the times over a year's period will avg 6hrs.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:10 pm

concorde
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:30 pm

UA954, SFO-LHR, 747-422, Mach 0.87
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Wed Aug 01, 2001 11:32 pm

On A KLM 743 flight 692 YYZ-AMS 6hrs00min.
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 1:39 am

Boston - London (Gatwick) Northwest 747-100 4 hours 50 mins
Newark - London (Heathrow) Virgin Atlantic 747-400 5 hours 20 mins*

* - including one lap of honour in the hold at Biggin.
fly Saha Air 707s daily from Tehran's downtown Mehrabad to Mashhad, Kish Island and Ahwaz
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:42 am

not the fastest but definately the quickest was HNL-LIH (Honolulu-Lihue) on HA DC-9-50, 20 minutes!  Wow!
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:44 am

BA Concorde JFK-LHR- Mach 2+
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:51 am

It would be more interesting if you could clock those speeds westbound  Smokin cool !
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:52 am

Condor DC-10 D-ADSO, PMI-FRA, 1040km/h.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 2:56 am

1130kmh in a SQ 744 over Afganistan on my way from Frankfurt to Singapore!!
 
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Not The Fastest But The Quickest (?)

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:04 am

Loganair used to offer a flight from Westray to Papa Westray, which had a scheduled flight time of 2 minutes (yes, two minutes!), with the BN Islander, if I remember correctly.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:37 am


1080 km/h on LH 744 LAX-FRA

 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 3:50 am

DTW - ATL

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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:00 am

mine was on the way back from boston to zurich, on a A330 we flew about 950 kph.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:03 am

Not fast, as we cruised at 3000 feet for 10 minutes in a DC-9-14.

Route?
IAH-HOU, November 1986 on Continental's Houston Proud Express.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:06 am

UA 744 SFO-ORD took 3hrs 10min. That seems pretty fast, but I don't know.
I don't know, so this is my signature.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:20 am

Concorde, 36 times. Have no idea what the fastest segment was, but as I flew round trip JFK-OSH-JFK in 1988 at subsonic speeds, that was definitely the slowest I ever flew in the aircraft! We had a couple of flypasts (including a touch and go) at OSH on both the arrival and departure.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:25 am

Mach 2.02 Concorde, Washington-London in 1993.

Respect x36 to you Ceilidh! Will we be seeing you again soon?
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 4:36 am

March 1998, Swissair A320 from Zurich to Madrid.
GPS indication on drop down display peaked at 1102 km/h or 685 mph.
It was a strong north-westerly wind.
On the way back a couple of days later we barely reached 700 km/h.

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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 5:04 am

GDB - I'm off to Africa for a couple of weeks, but then yes, I'll be back Stateside again. With any luck, I might even be able to do it on my 37th SSC trip!

Hang on ... you're at LHR! So yes, I'll be through there again very soon en route to JNB! Big grin Big grin
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 5:49 am

Forgot one,


1080 kms/h on LH 744 'Thuringen' ,Frankfort to Mexico/Benito Juarez in Nov.1997
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 6:35 am

Swissair from ATL to ZRH. I'm not sure how long the flight was. I think that it was about 8 hours. The speed was 607 mph for almost the whole flight though. I thought that was really fast. We left late from ATL by at least a half an hour but got into ZRH a little early, so it must have been faster than normal.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Thu Aug 02, 2001 10:20 am

I flew on United B747-422 SFO-ORD on 18 Oct 1994 was 3 hours 13 minutes! I used my stopwatch from lift off and touchdown. ORD-SFO B747-122 on May 9, 1992 was 3 hours 38 minutes usually headwind it takes a longer on westbound.

Big777jet

PS - I did not flew on Delta that's what I heard back in 1980's from ATL to FRA or STR?? Very strong tail winds L1011-500 made about (i think) 5 hours something! The plane was 2 hours 45 minutes earlier schedule arrive ahead! WOW!!!

 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Fri Aug 03, 2001 5:56 pm

October 1999, Houston/IAH to Frankfurt/FRA, on an LH Airbus a340-311 (D-AIGF) over Newfoundland.

Airshow indicated 1120km/h GS.
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Fri Aug 03, 2001 9:28 pm

my fastest experienca was over the Himalaya with a NVR 332 we came up to a speed of 1053 km/h
 
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Fri Aug 03, 2001 10:59 pm

My fastest was on a flight to Seoul, South Korea in a Korean Air B747-400 and their looping movie map showed that we were going 1111 km/h.

Lehpron
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RE: What Was Your Fastest Flight You're Ever Been On?

Sat Aug 04, 2001 2:01 am

December 23rd, 1995
Premiair DC-10-10, Las Palmas - Stockholm
1024 km/h / 640 mph / 552 nmph!!!

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