Is US closed to Japan?
Since the world is spherical in shape, if a person from Los Angeles want to flight to Japan, must he pass over Atlantic ocean, Europe and Asia as I see on global map or there is shortcut to bypass via Pacific ocean then to Japan?
Do not take it as joke, I'm been wondering for years.
- GypsyfishLv 73 weeks ago
From the east coast, I have flown to L.A. and Portland to make connections with flights that go over the Pacific ocean to Japan and China.
- Anonymous1 month ago
It seems they have to make a tunnel.
- ArtemiscLv 71 month ago
Japan is west of LA, so why would you fly east?
- ANDRE LLv 71 month ago
Is being always wrong your new thing now ?
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- CliveLv 71 month ago
Going across the Pacific is the shortest way, so that's how planes go. It would be silly to go the long way round, so they don't.
The fun part is that this crosses the International Date Line from east to west, so you lose a complete day. To take a random example, flight UA 32 from LA to Tokyo goes across the Pacific and here's the map of where it went yesterday https://uk.flightaware.com/live/flight/UAL32/histo... Yes it's a curve, but that would be a straight line if you traced it on a globe.
It is timetabled to leave at 10.40 am on Wednesday and take 11 hours 50 minutes. But when you add the time difference AND that extra day, it lands at 3.30 pm on Thursday.
Going the other way, you get an extra day added and land before you took off!
- A Yahoo UserLv 71 month ago
All of the U.S.
has less distance to Japan
traveling to the West (over the Pacific)
rather than traveling to the East (over Europe and Asia).
- W.T. DoorLv 71 month ago
The least-distance route from the USA to Japan is via the Pacific Ocean.