Deaphen From India, joined Jul 2005, 1431 posts, RR: 1 Posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 37399 times:
As posted in another thread about SQ 20, i was wondering about the flight path followed by airlines flying to and from asia.
If i am not mistaken in a flight report on this site, someone took a screen shot of the flight map while aboard SQ flying to SIN from EWR. Did that cross india? I mean does it go all over the pole and directly over india then turn towards the east and then straight to SIN? Or does it fly directly over Russia and the other countries into SIN?
And i would also like to know the routing of TG, if i am not mistaken it also has a flight which goes over the pole.
Does anyone have more screen shots of the inflight entertainment screens showing the flight path?
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AA717driver From United States of America, joined Feb 2002, 1566 posts, RR: 13
Reply 2, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 10 hours ago) and read 37363 times:
I know the only routes that use Polar tracks are generally from the U.S. Midwest (ORD, CVG, IND, etc.) to Beijing. Everything else slides off to either side of the pole. EWR to India would probably pass over Norway and down over Russia and the "Stans".
I know the UAL ORD-HKG route frequently use the Polar tracks. It's not something anyone likes to do--especially in a two-engine aircraft. You do not want to lose an engine and have to divert into Siberia.TC
SLCUT2777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 4206 posts, RR: 9
Reply 3, posted (9 years 6 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 37269 times:
AAs ORD to India flight goes right over the pole and crosses the Himalayas so it is quite a spectacular flight over the north. In 2004 a UA 772ER flying the HKG-SFO flight had to set down in Yellowknife, NWT Canada (YZF) after blowing an engine in flight. Because of the cold war there are numerous airfields in Siberia that an a/c could set down in in the event of an emergency.
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VV701 From United Kingdom, joined Aug 2005, 8387 posts, RR: 25
Reply 12, posted (9 years 6 months 4 days 9 hours ago) and read 36258 times:
Quoting Olympus69 (Reply 5): Quoting Go3Team (Reply 1):
The CPH-SEA flight I recently took came pretty close.
I wouldn't call 1,000 s/m 'pretty close'.
You are right. But it is much closer to the magnetic north pole that, I believe, is currently positioned north west of Baffin Island at about 83 degrees north, 115 degrees west and is moving in a north westerly direction.