How to do short Flights

Hey all, i have checked different things and i cant find an answer to it .
So,for short flights (Like an hours or a little more)how do you climb and descend?
I always take about 30 minutes to climb (I usually cruise at 30000 to 32000ft)with 2000-2500FPM Slowing it down before i enter the cloud layer to not stall due to turbulence and then i continue normal climb,same with descent.But for flights like these (EX.Hilo to Honolulu)i find myself having to start descent like 10 minutes after i just finish climbing.
How do you guys go about this?

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It depends. Usually I look up the flight in Flightradar24 and replay it to see the cruise altitude. Remember, you don’t always have to cruise above 30,000ft!

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Depending on the flight.

Here’s how I do it most of the time:

Distance to Destination Cruising Altitude
<100nm 12’000ft - 18’000ft
100nm - 150nm 18’000ft - 22’000ft
150nm - 200nm 22’000ft - 30’000ft
200nm - 250nm 28’000ft - 32’000ft
>250nm 32’000ft - Max. Altitude

Of course everything also depending on the plane, load, wind, … 😊

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this is nice thank you

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