In January 15th 2018, Norwegian long haul flight DY7014 departed JFK airport in New York bound for Gatwick airport, just outside London. Little did the passengers onboard know that they would be in one of the fastest commercial flights since the supersonic era.
The 787-9 Dreamliner with tail number G-CKHL would land at Gatwick after 5 hours and 13 minutes of flying. For comparison, the fastest subsonic flight before this one was in 2015 and operated by a Speedbird 777 that was flying a similar route and only took 3 minutes longer.
Normally takes 6hrs for a JFK to LHR when I fly that with Virgin or BA for work, especially this time of year. Last march we picked upafast tail wind and had to do a lap or two around Ireland as we could arrive at Heathrow before 0600!