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Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

When Randal Miles woke up from a nap during his flight from Los Angeles to Paris last week, he opened the interactive map on his seat-back screen to see how much longer he'd be in the air. But the number that caught his eye was the jet's speed. The Norwegian jet was flying at 770… Continue reading Riding a Wild Wind, Transatlantic Jets Fly Faster Than Ever

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Qantas Is the Least Fuel Efficient Airline to Fly the Pacific

Qantas Airways Ltd. is the least fuel efficient and burns the most carbon of major airlines that fly across the Pacific Ocean, according to a report by the International Council on Clean Transportation. Qantas burns an average of one liter of aviation fuel to fly a passenger 22 kilometers, 64 percent more than the 36… Continue reading Qantas Is the Least Fuel Efficient Airline to Fly the Pacific