Re: North Pole flight

Date:         17 May 98 00:43:15 
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H Andrew Chuang wrote:
> I don't have any detail, but it has been reported that Cathay Pacific will
> have a trial non-stop flight from New York JFK to Hong Kong on July 5.
> The flight will arrive in Hong Kong early morning on July 6, the official
> opening day of the new Hong Kong Airport at Chek Lap Kok.  I'd assume
> this will be the first landing of a revenue flight at CLK.  The flight
> will fly over the North Pole and Russian air space.

Not quite over the North Pole.  The Russian and Chinese route available
for a JFK-CLK flight would not make it to the North Pole.  It would a
most fly over the northern coeastline of Alaska.