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  • Oblivian
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    Of course there may also have been weather or another issue requiring a different height to avoid

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  • whackballer3
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    Originally posted by Oblivian View Post
    Keep it lower than internationals flying overtop of the airspace.

    Consider it an approach altitude under local control vs over-fly altitude

    Routes arent just point to point, there can be multiple levels of crossing so they do it to keep separation and more direct stuff on a straight line
    Thank you. This makes sense.

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  • Oblivian
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    Keep it lower than internationals flying overtop of the airspace.

    Consider it an approach altitude under local control vs over-fly altitude

    Routes arent just point to point, there can be multiple levels of crossing so they do it to keep separation and more direct stuff on a straight line

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  • whackballer3
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    Lower Altitude

    Hello, I am new to flight tracking and have a general question about airline operations.

    On Tuesday, 1/3, I was following my sister's flight from KCMH to KPHX (SWA 392). 30,000 feet was the filed altitude, and it maintained this altitude until somewhere over Kansas, when it descended to 24,000 feet and maintained this altitude until it began its descent into PHX.

    I am curious, why would the flight have descended to such a low altitude for the second half of the journey?

    Thank you

    Shawn
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