On Monday night, the 35,000-foot-high river over the New York area, known as a reactive stream, was moving at a blazing 231 miles per hour. This is the fastest jet of 1957 for the National Meteorological Service in Upton, New York – breaking the old record of 223 miles per hour, according to NWS predicter Carlie Buccola.
This wind provided turbo boost to commercial passenger planes together for the trip. With this quick wind, Virgin Atlantic Flight 8 from Los Angeles to London hit a record high speed for Boeing 787: 801 mph over Pennsylvania at 21:20. Monday night.
"Wow, that's fast," a Boeing spokesman said in an e-mail. But this is not something the manufacturer of the plane is tracking so they can not confirm that 801
"The typical Dreamliner cruising speed is 561 miles per hour," notes Chris Van Cleive. "The 787's 787-mile record was 776 mph in January 2017 from Norwegian 787-9, flying from JFK in London Gatwick, which set a record for the world's fastest transatlantic commercial flight – 5 hours and 13 minutes thanks to 202 mph tailwind
For reference, the velocity is 760 mph, but the airplane does not interrupt the sound barrier, because part of the airplane speed is due to the fast moving 200 mph + air around the aircraft
Airplane speed like this one on Monday can have a major impact on flights, about an hour from five to six hours according to a spokesman for FlightAware, a global aviation software and data services company based in Houston.
While you may be pleasantly surprised by an early arrival to the east, you are likely to face delays in the west, struggling With winds of this magnitude affecting air transport, FlightAware says that the changes in winds at the upper levels are taken into account.
The expected reactive winds are taken into account in flight planning, and you will see a longer block in the schedule
In the interactive map above created by Cameron Beccario, the jet intensity can be seen ( updated on every three hours.)