World record flight CAI>JFK?

Old Dec 18, 10, 8:18 am
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World record flight CAI>JFK?

On Dec 5th to Dec 6th I flew from CAI to JFK (DL85) and we landed 1hr and 15min early due to a strong tail wind. As soon as we landed I went into the bathroom up next to the cockpit and I heard the captain say to some of the crew that he though that might have been a world record commercial flight from CAI to JFK....

Would be cool if that was the case... Any way of knowing?

That flight also put me into Gold Medallion

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Old Dec 18, 10, 8:25 am
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I'd be willing to bet they were using that term loosely.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 8:37 am
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No, they were bluffing
just looking at flightaware's flight history, your's took 11h 38m.

and there is a flight "only" took 11h 09m. considering these records are just 40 days window, I bet there was flight took less than 11h.

I'd personally really hate to land at JFK that early (3:30am)...... or I could go to Katz's/Pastis and catch up all the late party.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 8:41 am
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Thx...

Was not bad... had a connecting flight out of LGA at ~10am and was able to got on a ~6am flight to CVG... made it home 5hr early.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 10:24 am
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It' always nice to arrive early - even if only 15 minutes on a fifteen hour journey.

The 767-300ER isn't among the faster commercial aircraft. A 747 on a slow day can beat a 767 on a long flight.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 6:38 pm
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Originally Posted by 3Cforme View Post
It' always nice to arrive early - even if only 15 minutes on a fifteen hour journey.

The 767-300ER isn't among the faster commercial aircraft. A 747 on a slow day can beat a 767 on a long flight.
Isn't some variation of the 757 the "fastest" of commercial aircraft extant?
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Old Dec 18, 10, 8:04 pm
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I don't know that the 757 airframe, as well as most commercial aircraft is designed to go much faster than the cruising speed that airlines operate them. I know wing sweep has a lot to do with it. The max speed difference between a 757-200 and a 747-400 is less than 100 knots in the 747 favor.

Commonly "extant" is incorrectly used to simply to say that something exists, without any connotation of survival. "In existence" would be the correct way to end that sentence.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 9:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Sabai View Post
Isn't some variation of the 757 the "fastest" of commercial aircraft extant?
There are a few 747SPs still out there that would probably take this title.
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Old Dec 18, 10, 10:01 pm
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Originally Posted by NYBanker View Post
There are a few 747SPs still out there that would probably take this title.
Iran Airline (or whatever it's called) still flys this bird, and it can occasionally be spotted at NRT. I've flown PA's version of the SP more than a couple of time when it plied the PA01 and PA02 routes back in the day.
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