You've lost me. Between that and this - https://gisgeography.com/great-circle-geodesic-line-shortest-flight-path/
Or why is it that when you see flight paths on a map they always take a curved route between 2 cities? It’s because planes travel along the true shortest route in a 3-dimensional space. This route is called a geodesic or great circle route. They are common in navigation, sailing and aviation.
I'm still confused. I keep imagining the strings my 3rd grade teacher used on a globe to illustrate how the curved path required less string and thus less fuel. But then, I went to 3rd grade before the personal computer. Can I sue someone over that fact? 🙂