We already know that the crew of an A350 Cathay Pacific flight from San Francisco to Hong Kong saw North Korea’s missile test from their plane windows.
Now, View From The Wing travel blog says that Singapore Airlines has re-routed its Seoul to Los Angeles flight “to avoid the northern part of the sea between the Korean peninsula and Japan”.
This sensible precaution is largely because North Korea does not tend to file NOTAMs (Notice to Airmen) about their tests, which means that it is hard to predict when they will carry out a test.
What airlines do know is where they usually test, which is in the sea out towards Japan, so it only seems sensible to avoid this area as a precaution and we can only hope other airlines follow suit.
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