Realistic Altitude For My Flight

Hello, and happy Thanksgiving to some of you!

I am just prepping for a flight from Minneapolis to Knoxville with the CRJ-900. As some of you may know, almost the entire US is covered in crazy winds at the typical flight levels you would cruse at. What I am wondering is would it be unrealistic to cruise at FL240 to stay in calmer winds? I am wondering because obviously a CRJ900 can not cruise through 114-knot winds.

Thank you in advance for your help!

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You could use fpltoif.com and it’ll give you all of this info

But FYI flights to CLT fly over my house in PA and because of the regular 100 knot headwind they sometimes cruise as low as 26,000 feet

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Alright good to know, I appreciate your reply.

FPLtoIF was telling me to cruise at FL350 but I would then have 100-114 knot winds the whole flight according to Windy.com

I just looked at windy.com and it looks like you’ll be better off at 30,000 feet because you’ll have more of a crosswind instead of headwind

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I will try FL300 then thanks for the advise!

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Anytime! And let me know how the flight goes!

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A flight from MSP to ATL (same general direction as TYS) was cruising at 37000ft. You could try that 🤷🏼‍♂️

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OK, I will ply around with different altitudes and see what happens…

Hey man, 30,000 seemed to do the trick a little bumpy but nothing too bad :)

This can be closed now BTW flight has been completed…

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