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User currently offlineBeckaru From United States of America, joined Dec 1999, 138 posts, RR: 0
Posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 19 hours ago) and read 1232 times:

I'm the one who asked about the Canadair Regional jet a couple weeks ago. I can't find this on their website, but at what alititude do they usually cruise?

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User currently offlineAC_A340 From Canada, joined Sep 1999, 2251 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 13 hours ago) and read 1201 times:

When I was on one about a year and a half ago, I think we cruised at either 30,000' or 33,000'. It wan't any lower than 30,000' though.

User currently offlineSkystar From Australia, joined Jan 2000, 1363 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 1193 times:

When I flew the Kendell CRJ, we fly at FL290 (29,000ft) from MEL-LST (its only ~450km).

However, the CRJ is capable of FL410, IIRC.



User currently offlineKohflot From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 1182 times:

The best answer is - it depends...

Typically, the plane cruises at 290/310/330.. longer flights westbound will be at 350 and rarely eastbound at 370.

Yes, the plane can cruise at 410, but that's only if there is a VERY light payload, and the trip is at least 500 miles or so.

The season makes a difference too.. the plane normally cruises at M77 or M80, but it's tough to do that at higher altitudes in the summer.

User currently offlineCle_tim From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 4, posted (15 years 10 months 1 week 5 days 1 hour ago) and read 1163 times:

The last time I was on a CRJ was CVG-LEX - and we cruised at 9,000 for the 11 minute flight  

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