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CDG - IAH Route Over Atlantic  
User currently offlineRonmacIAH From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 2280 times:

I recently flew CO flight #11 from CDG to IAH. I was surprised when we flew directly over the Atlantic from CDG to Florida and then parallel to the Gulf Coast into IAH. On previous flights, the general route appeared to be due west from CDG over the Atlantic, to Nova Scotia and then down the east coast and over to IAH.

As usual, the service on CO was excellent and the flight was enjoyable.


hey, lets be careful out there
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User currently offlineDalb777 From United States of America, joined May 2005, 2192 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 2222 times:

Was your flight on the 16th?:

http://flightaware.com/live/flight/C...1/history/20081016/1112Z/LFPG/KIAH



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User currently offlineRonmacIAH From United States of America, joined Aug 2006, 52 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 2115 times:

Yes, that was the flight as shown on Flightaware. We were running about 90 minutes behind schedule - would the change in route have been made to make up time?


hey, lets be careful out there
User currently offlineStarlionblue From Greenland, joined Feb 2004, 17118 posts, RR: 66
Reply 3, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 2090 times:



Quoting RonmacIAH (Reply 2):
would the change in route have been made to make up time?

Not distance wise. The straight line is over North American land until Newfoundland, and makes landfall at the southern tip of Ireland. Going "straight over" the Atlantic is only "straight over" in certain map projections, not reality. Check out the Great Circle Mapper route

http://tinyurl.com/5tg84n



"There are no stupid questions, but there are a lot of inquisitive idiots."
User currently offlineAA737-823 From United States of America, joined Mar 2000, 5915 posts, RR: 11
Reply 4, posted (6 years 1 month 1 week 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 2086 times:



Quoting RonmacIAH (Thread starter):
As usual, the service on CO was excellent and the flight was enjoyable.

Sorry to be off topic, but were you in BizFirst or Y class?

I'm not a pilot, I'm a mechanic, so I don't really know much about Transatlantic routings.


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