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What's The Highest Altitude You've Been At...  
User currently offlineLehpron From United States of America, joined Jul 2001, 7028 posts, RR: 21
Posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 5567 times:

...for a sustained period of time?  Smile

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.  Sad

As a pilot or a passenger, what was your highest altitude?


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User currently offlineTu114 From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 69 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 5564 times:

Ahhh, another one of those great threads that separates those who have flown the rocket from everyone else.... Big grin

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!


User currently offlineDLX737200 From United States of America, joined May 2001, 1919 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 5539 times:

I know I've done MCO-LAX at FL400 and if I'm not mistaken I went up to FL410 on LAX-ATL for a while to avoid some lower turbulence. I might be mistaken though.

-Justin


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 1 day ago) and read 5527 times:

LGW-TFS we flew at FL410 most of the way. It was GB Airways' first A320, less that two weeks old at the time!

Tom  Cool



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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13220 posts, RR: 77
Reply 4, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 23 hours ago) and read 5515 times:

Nov 21 1993, IAD-LHR - 59000FL, G-BOAF
Sept 11 2001 -LHR-LHR - 57000FL -G-BOAF
Sept 14 2002 - LHR-JFK - 56500FL - G-BOAC
Sept 16 2002 - JFK-LHR - 58000FL - G-BOAF
Nov 6 2002 - LHR-JFK - 58000FL - G-BOAD
Aug 9 2003 - LHR-LHR - 58500FL -G-BOAE
And the winner is.......
Nov 17 2003 - LHR-BGI - 60000FL -G-BOAE
(The best altitude, best view, clearest conditions on OAE's last ever flight, how fitting!)


User currently offline747LUVR From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 394 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5514 times:

I flew at FL410 last year MCO-JFK on Song.

User currently offlineLonghornmaniac From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 3312 posts, RR: 45
Reply 6, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 22 hours ago) and read 5508 times:

Last year on AA 66 DFW-ORD we hit FL410 for a good portion of the flight. It kind of surprised me that we got that high.

Cheers,
Cameron


User currently offlineTupolevTu154 From Germany, joined Aug 2004, 2185 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5494 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 4):
Nov 21 1993, IAD-LHR - 59000FL, G-BOAF
Sept 11 2001 -LHR-LHR - 57000FL -G-BOAF
Sept 14 2002 - LHR-JFK - 56500FL - G-BOAC
Sept 16 2002 - JFK-LHR - 58000FL - G-BOAF
Nov 6 2002 - LHR-JFK - 58000FL - G-BOAD
Aug 9 2003 - LHR-LHR - 58500FL -G-BOAE
And the winner is.......
Nov 17 2003 - LHR-BGI - 60000FL -G-BOAE
(The best altitude, best view, clearest conditions on OAE's last ever flight, how fitting!)

It's alright for some, eh?  

Tom 

[Edited 2006-02-20 21:34:39]


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User currently offlineJeffry747 From United States of America, joined Jun 2005, 963 posts, RR: 2
Reply 8, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 20 hours ago) and read 5485 times:
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FL390 ISP-MDW on WN 737-700


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User currently offlineCrjflyer35 From United States of America, joined Nov 2005, 668 posts, RR: 2
Reply 9, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 5463 times:

FL380 on AA 154, NRT-ORD


Ok, wait for the RJ to pass, cleared to push tail south Mike, and you're cleared to spin #2 in the push.
User currently offlineDeltaRules From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3784 posts, RR: 9
Reply 10, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 16 hours ago) and read 5452 times:

I've been up to FL410 at least twice. One was CVG-BOS on a DL 767-300 & the other was CLT-SJU on a US 767-200.

Quoting GDB (Reply 4):
Sept 11 2001 -LHR-LHR - 57000FL -G-BOAF

Wow...I bet that was an interesting day.  Sad

DeltaRules



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User currently offlineBoeingfanyyz From Canada, joined Jul 2005, 991 posts, RR: 2
Reply 11, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 15 hours ago) and read 5442 times:

AC YYZ-CUN, 762ER FL410

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Boeingfanyyz  airplane 



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User currently offlineFutureUALpilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 2605 posts, RR: 8
Reply 12, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5438 times:

FL410 en route SAN-ATL on a DL 762 or 763, I dont remember which.


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User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1473 posts, RR: 1
Reply 13, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 14 hours ago) and read 5434 times:

the highest I have been at was FL370 on a JQ A320 flight between SYD-OOL in June 2005.



Jason



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User currently offlineAlaska737 From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 1063 posts, RR: 5
Reply 14, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 13 hours ago) and read 5432 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

User currently offlineAR1300 From Argentina, joined Feb 2005, 1740 posts, RR: 3
Reply 15, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 5425 times:

41K ISP-MDW WN 73G

Mike



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User currently offlineNavairjax From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (8 years 7 months 2 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 5420 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.

User currently offlineShanderawx From United States of America, joined Feb 2006, 136 posts, RR: 0
Reply 17, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 11 hours ago) and read 5323 times:
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FL430, Aeromexico, Houston to Mexico City, as Hurricane Katrina was off to our east

User currently offlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3011 posts, RR: 47
Reply 18, posted (8 years 7 months 6 days 8 hours ago) and read 5321 times:
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On an airliner, I don't remember.

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User currently offlineGDB From United Kingdom, joined May 2001, 13220 posts, RR: 77
Reply 19, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 5313 times:

DeltaRules, indeed it was, as related by me 4 days later;
Concorde Operational Evaluation Flifgt (by GDB Sep 15 2001 in Trip Reports)


User currently offlineBtriple7 From United States of America, joined Sep 2005, 1163 posts, RR: 8
Reply 20, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 5304 times:

Quoting GDB (Reply 4):
Nov 21 1993, IAD-LHR - 59000FL, G-BOAF
Sept 11 2001 -LHR-LHR - 57000FL -G-BOAF
Sept 14 2002 - LHR-JFK - 56500FL - G-BOAC
Sept 16 2002 - JFK-LHR - 58000FL - G-BOAF
Nov 6 2002 - LHR-JFK - 58000FL - G-BOAD
Aug 9 2003 - LHR-LHR - 58500FL -G-BOAE
And the winner is.......
Nov 17 2003 - LHR-BGI - 60000FL -G-BOAE
(The best altitude, best view, clearest conditions on OAE's last ever flight, how fitting!)

Just rub it in.  Wink



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User currently offlineEdelag From Mexico, joined Dec 2005, 331 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5297 times:

Commercial
FL390 BA 777 LGW-IAH

Biz Jet
FL430 Citation X MTY-CJS



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User currently offlineKCMike From United States of America, joined Jul 2004, 537 posts, RR: 0
Reply 22, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 5293 times:

Commercial... Cant recall off the top of my head but I want to say 390 in a delta md88.

As PIC... 7500 in the good ole' C172



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User currently offlineFbgdavidson From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 3712 posts, RR: 28
Reply 23, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 5287 times:

Sep 5th 2002 - LHR-JFK - 57,720ft

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User currently offlineJetflyer From Netherlands, joined Aug 2009, 0 posts, RR: 0
Reply 24, posted (8 years 7 months 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 5277 times:

39,000ft on a Boeing 737-800 from Treviso - Stansted.

25 Post contains images FlyBoy84 : PICTURE IT: January 1994 on a Thursday afternoon! I was flying a UA 747-200 ORD-IAD. After taking off from 4R/22L and getting a great view of Chicago,
26 Post contains links AAden : 39,000 frontier http://www.airliners.net/search/phot...00%2F700%2F900&distinct_entry=true tus-den
27 NZ107 : FL430 AKL-LAX Qantas 744 Dec 2001 2nd: FL390 AKL-HKG Cathay Pacific Jan 2005 All other flights have either been overnight (stay up to look at the flig
28 AerorobNZ : FL430 SIN-CDG SQ744. We rode over as much of the turbulence as we could, but it was still bumpy enough to keep me happy
29 Atco2b : FL410, Aarhus - London Stansted on board Ryanair B737-800 EI-CSB, July 2000.
30 Post contains images YYZflyer : Highest on a pax plane is 41000ft on an AA 752 from ATL-CUN.
31 Post contains images Longhornmaniac : AA from Atlanta to Cancun? Do you mean Delta, perhaps? Cheers, Cameron
32 767-332ER : Been at FL410 a couple of times. Both on 767's...one on N109DA from ATL-SEA and then another time flying from MAD-ATL on a 767-300ER. Regards
33 A300605R : My highest flight was FL 380, PMI-FRA, DE A320-212 Chris
34 AndesSMF : My first 73G on WN. Took off like a rocket and stayed there. SMF to LAX cruised at FL410.
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