"Virgin Atlantic's flight was assisted by the slipstream"
"last week it was a tailwind for transatlantic flights – literally. nthanks to a strong slipstream, there were many passengers that came through faster than expected.nVirgin Atlantic's plane set speed records across the Atlantic."
"Virgin Atlantis flight 8 between Los Angeles and London had a hefty tail wind over the Atlantic ocean on Tuesday. A slipstream moving in the same direction as the plane gave flight extra speed. "
"Soon it became clear that the passenger plane of type Boeing 787-9 beaten all the old speed record for this type of plan. At times it came up in 1 289 kilometers per hour. It is just over 40 kilometres faster than the planet's previous speed, according to american media. "
"the Flight arrived 48 minutes earlier than expected at its final destination. Passengers could rejoice over a flight that took nine hours and 14 minutes, reports The Telegraph. "
"I have never ever seen this kind of growth in my life as a commercial pilot,” writes the captain Peter James on Twitter."
"Virgin Atlantic's plan, however, is far from beating the world record. It holds the Concorde, that on 7 February 1996, flew from New York to London in two hours and 52 minutes and 59 seconds. Överljudsplanet came up at a speed of 2172,6 kilometres an hour. "
"the jet stream moves to the east so all planes fly the west encounter hard resistance. They will be either delayed or forced to fly around the worst of the tide. "