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Why does it take longer to fly from east to west on an airplane?

By Skip Bailey, Aviation Institute Flight Training Coordinator and Instructor, University of Nebraska Omaha
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When planes fly from east to west, they are flying against a river of air called a jet stream. These air currents can make your flight longer or shorter, depending on which way you are going.


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