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Seems the record changed hands a few times during Storm Ciara.
Virgin Atlantic posted a tweet conceding the record to British Airways (four hours 56 minutes), but couldn’t resist blaming it on the extra engines and fuel consumption of BA’s B747…
It’s true that we were narrowly beaten by a BA Boeing 747, however they had twice the amount of engines and burnt twice as much fuel as Captain Chris in our brand new, fuel efficient Airbus A350-1000 😎
— Virgin Atlantic (@VirginAtlantic) February 9, 202010 Feb 2020
The Norwegian JFK-LGW would have captured the record off the first approach if it hadn’t gone around and then proceeded to Copenhagen?
The B787 reigns supreme in the N Atlantic speed race!10 Feb 2020
I wonder if anyone complained in First or Club that due to the very short flight they didn’t receive all the ‘service’ they had paid for? Also, how does Heathrow handle such early arrivals as I thought there was a curfew between 23h00 and 05h00 or am I mistaken.12 Feb 2020
One other interesting piece of data is the block time. This added around 52 minutes to the flight time, in other words 18% of the overall time for this record flight time, was ground movement.
Isn’t the flight time calculated from liftoff to touchdown when it comes to establishing records? I know that for timetabling purposes it is block time, but I think this is different.13 Feb 2020