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How much fuel does an international airplane use for a trip?

November 21st, 2008

Episode 125 of 1070 episodes

A Boeing 747 uses approximately one galloon of fuel per second -- over the course of a ten hour flight, it might burn 36,00 galloons of fuel. How does this compare to a car? Check out this HowStuffWorks podcast to learn more about airplane mileage.

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