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Why did our flight avoid the Black Sea?

In 2014, flight MH17 from Amsterdam, en-route to Kuala Lumpur, was shot down by the Russian military during their clandestine operation in the east of Ukraine. Airlines are very cautious with active ...
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What routes are available for airliners to fly from Europe to Japan without entering Russian airspace?

While it won't be the most efficient or direct routes, flights would be redirected South of Russian airspace. They're probably avoiding Ukrainian air space too, just to be on the safe side. A quick ...
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Why did our flight avoid the Black Sea?

This is from flightradar24.com, just now. UTC 15:09, 14/06/2022 Everyone is avoiding the Black Sea, or at most, only crossing the southern 1/4. The lone aircraft you see in the middle, circled in red ...
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Why would a flight from Frankfurt to Madrid fly over London?

I was on that flight, it was due to the ATC strike in France. I remember that flight till now. The pilot said, that if we fly around France, then we can take off immediately, if we go over France, we ...
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What routes are available for airliners to fly from Europe to Japan without entering Russian airspace?

Another option would be to fly over the pole to Anchorage (4450 miles = 7160 km) and from there to Tokyo (3466 miles = 5577 km). This combined distance (plus a fuel stop) of just over 7900 miles (...
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In 1997, what would the likely Paris–Tokyo route be? Generally, where to gain information on historic routes?

I think what you want for this question,and other similar ones, are old copies of "The ABC World Airways Guide" . This image, from a 1991 copy, gives you some sense of what was contained ...
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How to calculate time-of-arrival of airplanes to a neighborhood of a position (with minimum probing)?

I don't think there's any "easy" way to do this, but your best bet is probably to create a data table of flights linking city pairs served by scheduled commercial carriers that may cross ...
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