What's the Fastest You've Gone in Any Commercial Aircraft?

Mine was 480kts in an EI A333, on my way to Dublin (Max 492.71kts)

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I’m waiting for someone to say 1,600 knots airspeed in a Boeing 747-400 and then try to justify it

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I remember flying at 540kts (1000km/h) on a BA 744 EZE-LHR. With tailwind of course.

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(I know, I am up late 😂)

Unless you were under max weight

It’s okay! I’m still up!

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I got no school for a week anyway😂

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I saw that speed in the middle of the Atlantic, so by that point the aircraft must have been well under max weight.

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But wouldn’t the tail wind slow down the aircraft a little? (Well unless you had a strong headwind)

About 460knts on a B737-800

Qantas

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How can that happen? I mean, tailwind comes from behind the aircraft.

Because the airflow wouldn’t be good on the wings and tail. Unless they followed this

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I don’t know. The last time I flew on the 744 was in 2010. On my last trip I went onboard a B772ER.

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Over 1100 kmh with tailwind on a 77W

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(Not the fastest I’ve been but it’s one of them)

We’ll be beaten if someone says he/she flew on the Concorde.

1,000,000,000kts in the Millennium Faclon.

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I’ve been on Concorde

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Guys, looks like Chewbacca is on the forum.

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This is only to be used during the take-off roll/ landing stage/ taxi. Not when cruising.

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I’m waiting for someone to say 2000 km/h in a Concorde