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Let's take a look to itinerary of a flight from Dubai to Tokyo taken here

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And from Tokyo to Dubai enter image description here

It's the same airline.

One more example. Here is the route of flight from Istanbul to Tokyo enter image description here

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Can somebody explain why return route is so different flying from East to West?

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  • $\begingroup$ base guess, it has to do with winds aloft. $\endgroup$ – Burhan Khalid Jun 11 '17 at 9:18
  • $\begingroup$ Also related: aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/13428 and aviation.stackexchange.com/questions/29926 $\endgroup$ – J. Hougaard Jun 11 '17 at 9:36
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    $\begingroup$ Also note that the map projection (at least for the last example) makes the difference appear much bigger than it actually is $\endgroup$ – J. Hougaard Jun 11 '17 at 9:37
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    $\begingroup$ Why is a question about asian flight routes marked as a duplicate of a question on transatlantic flight routes? $\endgroup$ – falstro Jun 11 '17 at 19:46
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    $\begingroup$ @Notts90 I see that, I'm just countering that reason for others to see. You just got caught in the crossfire, sorry :) $\endgroup$ – falstro Jun 12 '17 at 12:20

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