Storm Ciara: Transatlantic flight smashes records

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From New York to London in less than five hours: Storm Ciara, which swept across Europe this weekend, caused significant delays and cancelations for travelers, but the storm’s tailwinds saw one British Airways flight cross the Atlantic in record-breaking time.

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