Re: Fastest airliner ?

From:         bobh@Eng.Sun.COM (Bob Hendrich)
Organization: Sun Microsystems Inc.
Date:         08 Aug 95 01:45:11 
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On a recent flight from Chicago to Denver on the 777, somewhere over Kansas
the ground radioed that they wanted our airspeed.  The pilot replied 490
knots, to which the ground controller replied "wow", and asked him to slow
it down.  We were an hour late leaving Chicago and the pilot had said that
we were going to try to "make up some time".

What is the "normal" airspeed for airliners over the continental U.S.?

Bob Hendrich
SunSoft,  RMTC