Lehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 22 Posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 4674 times:
...for a sustained period of time?
I've been on international flights, last one was in 1994, at around FL360. Most recently I've been at the 20's flying home for summer and winter breaks. I do not recal ever flying in the 4xx flight level.
As a pilot or a passenger, what was your highest altitude?
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Tu114 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (7 years 10 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 4671 times:
Ahhh, another one of those great threads that separates those who have flown the rocket from everyone else....
58,000ft LHR - JFK
I have noticed, (slightly more seriously) that some flights around Europe go high, presumably to avoid traffic. Recent flights to Poland and assorted Scandinavian countries have all hit the high 30s. A319s in particular seem to have a particular liking for 39000ft but I have no idea why that might be!
Alaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1060 posts, RR: 5 Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 17 hours ago) and read 4539 times:
well i have only been to 41,000 but my grandfather who flew B-36's during the cold war did a test flight in pressure suits and he flew around 65,000+ his group was the first Americans ever at that height
Navairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 16, posted (7 years 10 months 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4527 times:
April 2005 FL410 DEN-ORD UA 772 What I heard on CH9: Turbulence reported from roughly FL320-360. After we reached 410 a few other aircraft asked for FL400-410. Most stayed around FL380 Only a full WN flight stayed within the choppy air despite clearance to FL380 since he reported he was still kind of heavy at the time.