WHY ARE AIR ROUTES CURVED ON MAPS?

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The short­est air route be­tween two des­ti­na­tions is curved, as it is a part of a great cir­cle. Due to Earth’s shape, a straight line be­tween Syd­ney and Los An­ge­les would go un­der­ground! As a plane fol­lows Earth’s curve, the route is drawn in this way.

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