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How many miles per hour does a plane travel?

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The Boeing 747 planes typically travel at a cruise speed of 567 mph when flying at 35,000 feet. A wide variety of passenger planes exists, and they differ in cruise speeds. However, the Boeing 747 is commonly flown.

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The Boeing 747's typical cruise speed is also measured at .58 mach. It has a wingspan of 211 feet 5 inches, an overall length of 231 feet 10 inches, and a height of 63 feet 8 inches. The plane has a maximum fuel capacity of 57,285 U.S. gallons, a maximum range of 7,260 nautical miles, and a maximum takeoff weight of 875,000 pounds.

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