SlamClick From United States of America, joined Nov 2003, 10062 posts, RR: 71 Reply 5, posted (8 years 4 months 1 week 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1105 times:
Great circle is a good rough-estimate tool, but on transAtlantic it must be remembered that you are almost certainly goint to fly the NAT tracks and they will be plotted to avoid wind and weather and not just the shortest line. Westbound always takes slightly longer in these latitudes because of the "prevailing westerlies."
Happiness is not seeing another trite Ste. Maarten photo all week long.