British Airways Flight Sets Transatlantic Speed Record
A BRITISH AIRWAYS FLIGHT MAKES IT FROM NEW YORK TO LONDON IS RECORD TIME
(CNN) – British Airways now has bragging rights for the fastest subsonic flight between New York and London.
The Boeing 747 carrier reached a top speed of more than 800 miles per hour.
The flight in question was from Saturday into Sunday and got to its destination in just under 5 hours.
According to flight radar 24, the average time for a trip from New York to London is about 6 hours and 13-minutes.
CNN meteorologist Robert Shackleford says heavy winds from storm Ciara helped the plane go even faster than it usually would.