A Virgin Atlantic flight from Los Angeles to London reached the hill at 801 km / h using strong winds, reports reported.
The blowing speed was reached while it was 35,000 meters above Pennsylvania. The Boeing 787 twin-jet aircraft was boosted by a raging jet stream, the high airflow along which storms travel.
"[N] Ever seen this kind of aversion in my life as a commercial pilot," Tweeted Peter James, a jet captain.
Monday's record was above the sound speed – which is 767 mph – but if air travel breaks the sound barrier is dependent on aviation, not ground speed. Commercial aircraft are not designed to fly at supersonic speeds.
Virgin Atlantic plane arrived in London 48 minutes early. Boeing 787 airliner has reached top speeds of 776 mph before and has a cruising speed of around 561 mph, the Washington Post reported.
CLICK HERE TO GET FOX NEWS APP
Several other high speeds were recorded Monday. A flight from Los Angeles to New York City hit 678 mph at 39,000 feet across Ohio, while a 737 flight from Chicago to New York passed 700 mph on Tuesday morning.
The jet stream was so strong, flight times from Dallas to Boston dipped for three hours.