Question regarding the flight path from the west coast to Korea.
In the 70's the airtime for flights originating from Travis AFB in Oakland Ca
Travis is located in Fairfield, CA. This is about 50 miles from Oakland.
was app 9 hours.
Fuel. It's more expensive today then back in the 70's. The airlines fly slower to conserve fuel.
The flight path also appears to have changed hugging the coast line. The question is when did the flight path change and is this an FAA rule for to follow the coast line?
As long as the aircraft is properly certified it can fly as far away from the coast as it wants to.