So… I’m en-route to Tokyo right now from SFO and made a bit of an oopsy with the fuel. I’m not 20 mins short of the fuel I need to make it there. Is there any way I can save enough fuel to make it (I.e. Ways to conserve fuel) without diverting or ending the flight?
Optimum cruising altitude, follow the tailwind, and most efficient cruising speed are your best bets. What aircraft are you in?
One more thing. As your plane burns fuel, you will lose weight and gain time.
Also, depending on how many engines… shutting one down in the descent can help and also a bit steeper of an idle descent will preserve on the back end.
I’m in the 787-10. I also figured that’d help, but I’m not sure if it’ll help enough?
I think it will. Let’s say you burn half of your total fuel. Let’s say that that saves you 10% of your total weight. That means the engines will work that much less harder, and use less fuel for the same result.
Roger, I hope it does, otherwise ATC may have to deal with their first fuel emergency in the morining ;). I’ll see what happens, thanks Tyler and Reedsomewhatgreat.