Interesting fact I learned while crossing the Atlantic, ZRH
on Delta 763, last week. While in mid flight over the Atlantic and experiencing a significant amount of turbulence, the pilot said over the PA that because the plane was over the Atlantic we were unable to change altitude and would therefore have to ride out the turbulence. This was a significant amount of turbulence but it was in a large jet. Uncomfortable but what the **** are you gonna do? At least it was in a large jet. But, I can only imagine what the ride must feel like in a A319 or a B737 or similar small jet and not being able to change altitude to alleviate the bumpiness. Which is another question, why is the ride over the Atlantic so much more turbulent?