Flight Route maps

Travel Forums General Talk Flight Route maps

1. Posted by hasbeen (Travel Guru 1260 posts) 4y 1 Star this if you like it!

This is for people who like maps & have not seen it before.

Google maps flight directions from Toronto to Beijing https://goo.gl/maps/MmC8yXiLERt gives the expected route I would envisage by looking at a map.

By using the 'measure distance' tool, another line shows the shortest distance between the two points which is what I assume to be the route a plane would take .. the Great Circle route.

Cute .. I like it. Good to know if I am looking at lay-over points on a route.