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.

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