Hello. Is it quicker to reach your destination by flying at a high altitude (35000ft-40000ft) or a lower one (25,000ft)
You reach the destination at the same time, regardless of altitude.
EDIT: Actually, now that we have winds aloft, the winds at higher altitudes can either be a tailwind, headwind or crosswind. If it’s a tailwind you’re getting there faster, and headwind you’re getting there slower. The winds at lower altitudes are lower than the ones up at 30,000 ft +.
Okay, thank youuu!!!
Winds were in my favor when I flew to Chicago today (Global flight not real life).
Took me just a few minutes of 3 hours, which is much better than the average 3:45 minute flight.
Up above 30000 is what works for me
The correct question is what is more economical for fuel, high or low? Your high VS will suck up a good amount of fuel.
Going from Dallas to San Antonio is not that high and often times they will do 24-26k. This is not like before where you had pilots going to FL330 for a 100 mile trip.
No problem. :) Enjoy your flights!
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