Re: delta LA-Hong Kong flight

From: (Jishnu Mukerji)
Organization: Hewlett-Packard New Jersey Laboratories, Florham Park, NJ, USA
Date:         27 Jun 96 12:56:55 
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In article <airliners.1996.995@ohare.Chicago.COM>, (H Andrew Chuang) writes:
|> You have to fly through Taiwan to go to HKG; it's about 500 miles shorter
|> to Taipei than to HKG.

Hmmm. Last winter when I flew from SFO to Hong Kong by United (747-400) we
actually flew over Beijing, not Taipei. It was kind of a pleasant surprize. We
also flew over the infamous Kamchatka Peninsula. I still have the route map that
the captain drew me of our route. So was this a special case or is that an
alternate route that is commonly flown in these post cold war days?

Jishnu Mukerji