Global flights are shorter than real life flights

You must have used a faster cruising speed or have the assistance of tailwinds or your flight plan was more direct than IRL.

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Factors to be considered:

  • Wind
  • ATC instructions
  • Airline estimates based on…
    • Ground delays
    • Taxi time
    • Loading and boarding the aircraft

TLDR; Airline estimates are usually going to be longer than your flight time

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Oh, i see now. Thaks people.

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Depends on a whole lot of things, did you fly the exact same route with the SID and STARs or did you fly a more direct route? Did you climb and descend at the same rate as the real one? Did ATC put you in a holding pattern? Weight and balance of aircraft? Weather conditions ETC, lots of different factors add up, though I agree most of flights that I have done are a little shorter than its real life flights.

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By the way, wich is the cruising speed for the A320Family? I mean the legal speed. I use to go at M0.85 or 0.86, of course avoiding the fall in overspeed, you know, te over speed warning.

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Typical is .78/.79 I believe.

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I dont know what is STARs. And generally i climb at 3,ooo feet per minute

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Refer to this thread. Your question is most likely answered or covered here:


As for this, there is no time multiplier in Infinite Flight. Everything for the most part is 1:1 scale. 1 minute of flying in real life = 1 minute of flying in Infinite Flight.

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Check out the Tittorials on SID (Standard Inistriment Departure ) and on STAR (Standard Terminal Arrival Routing) charts. These tell you which direction, height and speeds you need to take on departure and arrival at airports.

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Yes , i search for it, and its 0.78 and i fly at 0.85 to 0.87. Obviously this is the max operating speed, but not the Cruise speed. As you say its 0.79. I will try
To make one whit this numbers, and then, we will see.

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You obviously haven’t used the same flight plan and/or you didn’t have the same tail or headwind

Also. In real life the time listed for flights are what they call “Block time”. Time is taken from when the blocks are removed before pushback and when they’re put back in place at your destination. This time will always be longer then your actual flight time. So with you spawning in, adjusting weight, firing up the engines, skipping a pushback, taxing directly to the closest runway and then taking off immediately. Then once in the air you’re flying faster then what they do in real life. Your approach speed is faster then real life, you land and then taxi to the first gate you see.

In real life they take off the blocks. You might wait a minute or two to push back because of ATC instructions. Once back. It’s engines start, check your speed brakes, rudder, alerions, etc. Then flaps are set. Then you wait for ATC to clear you to taxi. The actually route taken to the runway might be a bit longer then what you do in IF. The FP might not be direct either which makes the distance longer. Speeds are slower then what you fly in IF. Once landing your raxi is longer because you need to go to a certain gate, not the first available stopping point.

It all ads up to a longer flight.

Learn about it here…

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Don’t forget that airline times refer to departure time (often gate to gate) and ATC in infinite flight often allows you to take the most direct approach into an airport (no holding patterns or special approach paths).

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Yeppers. See the video I posted explaining it. I love Capatin Joe videos.

The max speed is mach .82

Every plane flies at a different Mach#. Every plane is more fuel efferent at different Mach#. The Mach# shouldn’t be the only thing you look at when flying. You need to adjust speed based on a lot of things. Like your N1. It’s not realistic to have your N1 at 108% just because you need to have Mach .82. You might find you have a faster Ground Speed (which is the main speed your should be looking at) by lowering down to Mach .81. Which will lower your N1% down to a normal 75-80%. Which will also save fuel. And then toss in the altitude. When you the plane is heavy, like for a long flight, you will fly faster, with a lower Mach number and a lower N1% at FL3300 then you will at FL390. Once you’ve burned off some of the fuel. Then climb up to your FL390.

Winds have a lot to do with it as well. If you have a nice tail wind then lower your Mach#. It will save you some fuel by lowering your N1%. But with a tail wind your GS will be higher even though the Mach# is lower.

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Lol

Max speed is .82

You can’t deny that

Also in the US remember that there is a lot of traffic in the air, that will affect flight time.

There are many different variables that effect flight time. Some examples are crusing altitude, ATC vectoring/routing, wind, and weight.

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