Why this strange section of flight path on way to Shanghai?


#1

CHH7962 (Hainan Airlines) July 14 path shows that from near Jilin it heads toward Nagoya, Japan, then back west over S Korea to a point somewhere SE of Dalian. Just curious why. Appreciate any answers.


#2

A low fidelity model of avoiding the North Korean airspace. More likely it will come in over Japan and turn west when south of North Korea.