Fuel efficiency with the 747

I am doing a cargo flight from Tokyo to LA and I put in 11 hours of fuel for my 9 hour flight. The wind went from a tail wind to a crosswind as I am passing through the Pacific under Alaska. Is there any way to be more efficient with the fuel at cruise because I am now close to an hour short on fuel

Lower your cruising speed or adjust your altitude.

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Step climb if you can, use flaps if you really need to.

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if all else fails make a emergency stop in Alaska

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Once I put in the minimum amount of fuel in a Boeing 747. Don’t worry, you might just get away with barely any left well in my case.

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As you continue to fly, you will get lighter and your fuel remaining will increase :)

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In the simulator it’s fine to use flaps, but this is never done in real life though as this will destroy the flaps dit to the high cruising speed.

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That’s why I said “If you absolutely have to”…

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