Norwegian Flight Rides a Blustery Jet Stream to New Record

Passengers aboard jetliners making transatlantic flights are getting from point A to B much far faster.

On Thursday, a Norwegian 787 Dreamliner reached a speed of 779 mph after getting some help from a vigorous, 224 mph tailwind. The flight, DY7014, set a new subsonic transatlantic record, flying from JFK Airport in New York to London’s Gatwick airport in 5 hours, 13 minutes. That’s roughly 30 minutes faster than average, and three minutes faster than the record set in 2015.

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