portcolumbus
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Shorter Routes

Mon Jul 30, 2001 6:38 am

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?



Joe
 
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RE: Shorter Routes

Mon Jul 30, 2001 12:47 pm

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....

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RE: Shorter Routes

Mon Jul 30, 2001 12:53 pm

The higher they clim the more fuel they need!
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