Why the world’s flight paths are such a mess

Posted by Ed 17 mths ago
If you think flying from A to B is a matter of plotting the most direct path between two places, think again.

Security and political issues determine flight paths, and ticket prices far more than considerations about an airline’s carbon footprint

Pilots cannot just fly wherever they want. Apart from technical and practical matters like waypoints and the Earth’s natural jet streams, there are also man-made constraints such as political, legal and financial restrictions on airspace and flight paths.


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