In Commercial Air Travel, Sometimes The Shorter-duration Flight Actually Covers More Ground.

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The brutal winds going eastbound forced more fuel to be carried, while sacrificing valuable cargo or even leaving seats unfilled. In commercial air travel, sometimes the shorter-duration flight actually covers more ground. That's true of the current record holder for distance. Air India's service between New Delhi and San Francisco that flies over the Pacific rather than the more typical route over the North Pole. At 9,408 miles (15,140 kilometers), the Pacific path is a lot longer, but it actually saves fuel and time by taking advantage of the tailwinds provided