Have a question about two specific air routings over the ocean from Europe to the USA and back..
In particular, the routing from ARN
on SAS....I'm curious as to whether this flight takes a direct..."great circle" routing which takes it over the north atlantic, passing just south of Greenland, over eastern Canada, before finally dropping down into Newark....or if it takes a polar route...flying over the north pole and then south over Canada to Newark?
Second routing, LAX
-FRAnkfurt on LH
. Does this route fly eastbound over the USA, before crossing the Atlantic...and does this also fly to the south of Greenland? OR
, does it fly north, over the pole, and then down into Germany....OR
...does this flight actually go transpacific?
Do airlines prefer polar flights or great circle routes?
Thanks for your help.