British Airways sets record breaking fastest flight from New York to London Heathrow

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Last night, British Airways broke a record for fastest subsonic commercial transatlantic flight thanks to a “Ciara storm” jet stream of 418 km/h. Its Boeing 747-400 (G-CIVP) flew from New York JFK, United States to London Heathrow, United Kingdom in just 4 hours and 56 minutes. 

Back in January 2018, Norwegian flew from New York JFK to London Gatwick in 5 hours 13 minutes with a Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner. But that record today has now been broken by 17 minutes. Last night, Virgin Atlantic also operated a flight between New York JFK and London Heathrow in 4 hours and 57 minutes (Airbus A350 – G-VPOP), another Virgin Atlantic Airbus A350 flew across the big pond in 4 hours and 59 minutes.

Dutch weatherman Robert De Vries tweeted that – last night – this KLM Boeing 747 (PH-BFW) operated flight KL644 between New York JFK and Amsterdam, The Netherlands with a ground speed of 1317 km/h.

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