It is said that when making a round trip any wind is a disadvantage. While you may have a tail wind in one direction, you will have a headwind in the other. You will spend more time in the headwind then in the tailwind so overall, the wind will increase your trip time and increase your fuel burn. I have found sometimes this is true, other times it is not.
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