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User currently offlinePortcolumbus From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1620 posts, RR: 3
Posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 18 hours ago) and read 762 times:

Is it more economical for an aircraft on a short route (i.e. CMH-DTW) to get as high as possible before having to descend, or cruise at a lower altitude?


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User currently offlineAmericawest123 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 727 times:

I would say lower cruise because climbs can burn a lot of fuel as opposed to leveling lower and cruising longer at best fuel rate speed....


User currently offlineBoeing 747-311 From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 795 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (14 years 6 months 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 723 times:

The higher they clim the more fuel they need!

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