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Old Mar 15, 07, 9:39 am
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Originally Posted by blort View Post
blah, that's a hellishly short red-eye already. The 747 is the fastest plane in UA's fleet and would just make it even shorter.

I've stepped out of the terminal before 5am more than a few times after that flight. ugh. I used to wonder if the pilots would take bribes to back off the gas a little bit or do some big loops on the way.
That's for sure. I flew a UA 747SP (ex-Pan Am) LAX-JFK some years ago, and with a nice tail wind, it was under four hours!
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