At what altitude do airliners fly on long-distance flights?

approx 10,000 ft
approx 20,000 ft
approx 35,000 ft
approx 50,000 ft
Air­planes fly at high al­ti­tudes because of the re­duc­tion in drag, and to get into the jet streams. The Polar Jet stream ranges from 23,000 ft to 40,000 ft. The sub tropical jet stream range from 33,0000 ft to 50,000 ft.

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approx 10,000 ft
approx 20,000 ft
approx 35,000 ft
approx 50,000 ft
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flagthe Netherlands
0%
4%
86%
9%
22
flagNorway
0%
0%
83%
16%
12
flagItaly
0%
11%
82%
5%
17
flagFrance
0%
18%
81%
0%
11
flagSpain
0%
9%
81%
9%
11
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
6%
79%
9%
187
flagGermany
2%
11%
78%
6%
87
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
21%
73%
4%
23
flagPoland
3%
9%
73%
12%
6117
flagUU
7%
14%
71%
7%
14
flagCanada
8%
8%
70%
12%
24
flagthe United States
9%
12%
69%
6%
285
flagAustralia
20%
20%
60%
0%
15
flagIndia
13%
23%
45%
11%
93

Gender

men73%
women64%
approx 10,000 ft
5%
3%
approx 20,000 ft
9%
12%
approx 35,000 ft
73%
64%
approx 50,000 ft
11%
19%

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