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# What is the Gas Mileage of a Boeing 747?

Updated: May 23, 2024
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A Boeing 747 gets about 0.2 miles per gallon (just under 1 kilometer per liter). This may sound like a gas guzzler, but if you fill a 747 to 3/4 of its passenger capacity, it is actually more fuel efficient than a passenger car with a driver and one passenger. This, of course, is in terms of fuel used per passenger.

Fun flight facts:

• A Boeing 747 holds about 63,705 gallons (241,140 liters) of gas.

• It takes about 12,755 gallons (48,283 liters) of gas to fly from Los Angeles to Honolulu.

• Total flights flown on all 747s together add up to about 42 billion nautical miles (77.8 billion km), or 101,500 trips to the moon and back.

• 3.5 billion people, more than half of the world's population, have flown on a 747.

• Take-off speed is about 180 miles per hour (290 km/hr); the airplane lands at about 160 miles per hour (260 km/hr).
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By anon1006156 — On Feb 05, 2022

Other sources say that a Boeing 747 gets upto 5 MPG... Which is equivalent to 2 km per liter.

1 mi/gal = 0.42 km/L

By anon1001773 — On Jun 24, 2019

0.2 mpg is about 0.085km/liter, so the tweet at the top is off by over an order of magnitude

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