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Why does it take longer for airplanes to fly south then north?

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10/25/2012

It actually takes longer to fly south to north, as when you are flying towards the northern hemisphere you are going uphill. Alternatively, when you are flying north to south you are flying downhill which is obviously faster. It's like if you try to ride a bike up a hill, it will take longer due to gravity. If you're going downhill you're unstoppable.