Re Airbus A300

From:         Don Webster <71352.340@CompuServe.COM>
Date:         04 Jun 93 12:12:12 PDT
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>The flight from IAH to LAX was shorter than the flight from LAX to IAH.

While the jet stream is predominantly west to east, it has huge serpentine
bends in it as it travels clockwise around a high pressure area and counter-
clockwise around a low.  It is not uncommon to have essentially no west-east
wind component for a flight or even a tailwind for a long flight going west.
I recently flew a LA to Tokyo flight and had a 20 knot average tailwind.

Don Webster