I guess this belongs in real world aviation.
Does anyone know why Southwest flies much higher than other carriers?
Over the past year or so, I’ve been studying FlightAware charts and data on various flights of many different carriers and Southwest always seem to fly straight to FL400 within 10 minutes. Usually a few thousand feet higher than say United or Delta. Even on an hour flight.
I haven’t tried it yet after new update, but for me to do in game, light on fuel and 80% full of pax, to get at that flight level in 10 minutes I usually in up at 99% n1 and cruise at 91% n1 at M 0.78