British Airways 777 Makes Record Fast Subsonic Transatlantic Crossing

  • Jan 11, 2015 5:19pm GMT

With ground speeds up to 745 mph, British Airways Flight 114 has recorded the fastest transatlantic crossing by a subsonic passenger plane after freak weather conditions helped it across the ocean.

The Boeing 777-200 surfed on a fast jetstream from New York to London to make the flight in just 5 hours 16 minutes on Wednesday, an hour-and-a-half ahead of schedule. According to The International Business Times, "The only plane to make the crossing quicker is Concorde, which made the journey in 2 hours 52 minutes in 1996."

For more on the story and how the skilled pilots of the 777 were able to accomplish this fast flight go to International Business Times.