A Qatar Airways-painted Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on a test flight. (Photo: AirlineGeeks | Katie Bailey)

The Complex Variables of Efficient Flight Planning

While it may not be top of mind to industry outsiders, flight planning in aviation is virtually an art of its own. It's where it all starts, sometimes even hours before the flight itself. While the subject may seem 'under the radar', it is without a doubt one of the most important steps of the flying process. The flight planning process involves multiple factors, the most important of which arguably is fuel consumption. In the first nine months of 2019…