A BRITISH Airways jet has today smashed the record for the fastestsubsonic New York to London flight - thanks to incredible storm force winds. The Boeing 747 reached speeds of 825mph at 35,000ft as it was carried on a jet stream boosted by Storm Ciara - which has been battering the UK.
BA Flight 112 took just four hours and 56 minutes for the transatlantic trip and touched down at Heathrow Airport 80 minutes ahead of schedule. It beat the previous record of five hours 13 minutes held by Norwegian Airways.
Experts say the average flight time for the journey is around six hours and 13 minutes. The pilot was apparently able to utilise wind speeds topping 250mph in the jet stream, a band of air currents pilots ride to increase their speed.
Source: The Sun
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