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Why do flight times differ between traveling East versus traveling West?

Why does it take longer to fly West to East than East to West? Which factors affect this? Does Earth's spinning affect the time difference? Maybe the air circulation?
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Could winds of up to 150 km/h impact the structural loads on a Boeing 777?

From 15 October 2016, AI 173 from Delhi to San Francisco started flying over Pacific. Jet streams over Pacific helped Air India in reducing the flight time by 2 hours, despite increasing the travel ...
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Where can Boeing wind data be found?

There are various services that use world-wide Boeing Winds for forecast wind data which can be used to calculate an approximate flight time between two locations. They usually have best case, worst ...