Revealed: How pilots 'make up time' if your flight is delayed at the airport (and it's harder than you think)
There are few frustrations in life more infuriating than sitting in your seat on a plane waiting to take-off - when you should be airborne.
But if the delay isn't too long, quite often the pilot will reassure passengers that they will try to 'make up time' once the aircraft is in mid-flight.
But can they really do that without breaking rules on speeding or cruising height? Several pilots have revealed to MailOnline Travel that it comes down to a number of factors, including air traffic control and the weather - and that simply 'stepping on the gas' isn't always an option.
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