Questions tagged [great-circle-route]

Great circle route, the shortest course between two points on the surface of a sphere. It lies in a plane that intersects the sphere's centre and was known by mathematicians before the time of Columbus.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
22
votes
3answers
7k views

Unexpected route on a flight from USA to Europe

I fly often between London and east coast USA (usually New York or Boston) - and every single time up until now the flight would go along the great circle route. I flew yesterday from Boston to ...