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Why does one airliner fly along the coast and the other doesn't?

To add on to @fooot's answer, I put the 2 routings into SimBrief (https://dispatch.simbrief.com/options/new) and used the "Calculate & Compare" tool which gives me the ability to see ...
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Why does one airliner fly along the coast and the other doesn't?

The routes for the flights shown in the question are correct (see the routes at the end of this answer). Airlines will typically try to choose the fastest route for their flights. Time is money. One ...
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Cruise with a single engine in a twin, good idea?

Using actual numbers, a modern A350 at fairly heavy weight of 250 tons will have a specific range (distance travelled over burnt fuel) of approximately 77NM/1000kg at optimum cruise altitude of ...
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Cruise with a single engine in a twin, good idea?

A twin engine aircraft with one engine operating (OEI) suffers considerable drag penalties. First, there is the drag of the windmilling engine. Since the engine is likely out on the wing, it causes ...
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