A Boeing 747 plane burns approximately 1 gallon of gas every second. The Boeing 747 burns approximately 5 gallons of gas with every mile flown.
The 747 carries approximately 422,000 pounds of fuel. This allows the plane to travel extremely long routes without needing to stop to refuel. The plane houses as many as 568 people each flight. Broken down, the 747 uses approximately 0.01 gallons of fuel, per person, per mile. Traveling at a pace of nearly 550 miles per hour, the 747 is a fuel-efficient plane. This often leads to lower airfares when traveling long distances on a plane such as the Boeing 747.