Date: 16 Sep 97 02:35:25 From: email@example.com (Malcolm Weir) Organization: Little to None References: 1 2
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On 11 Sep 97 03:35:29 , firstname.lastname@example.org (Agtabby) caused to appear as if it was written: >Maybe a related question, why do 747's fly faster than other jets? I've >heard they can make a 12 hour flight about an hour shorter, is this true? Depends on the other jet! A Concorde can fly BOS-CDG-BOS in the time it takes a 747 to fly CDG-BOS... The more useful answer is that cruise speed is just one factor in the fuel consumption / range / weight / cost equation. Manufacturers have "slowed" many recent designs to provide lower operating costs. >Andre Malc.