05.14.2018

Why Flying Is Slower Now Than It Was 20 Years Ago

Why Flying Is Slower Now Than It Was 20 Years Ago Björn Forenius/Getty Images

If you’ve got the sneaking suspicion that you’re spending more time on your flights than you did “back in the day,” you’re probably right. Flight travel has actually gotten slower over the last few decades for a simple, and entirely not surprising reason: slower speeds saves money.

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