Some international flights are exceeding 800 mph due to high winds. One flight arrived almost an hour early.


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Near record wind speeds resulted in multiple international flights over the weekend exceeding 800 miles per hour — far faster than the 500 mph to 600 mph speeds at which commercial flights usually travel.

Powerful, 265 mile-per-hour winds propelled three planes on international routes, allowing them to reach speeds greater than 800 miles per hour and arrive at their destinations early.

The wind speed was the second-highest ever recorded, according to the National Weather Service.

It's pretty close. That's some serious speed/ Maybe there's less resistance that high in the air