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%
3%
88%
7%
26
flagthe United Kingdom
3%
6%
81%
8%
214
flagFrance
0%
12%
81%
6%
16
flagGermany
3%
10%
76%
9%
96
flagNorway
0%
0%
76%
15%
13
flagSpain
0%
7%
76%
15%
13
flagItaly
5%
10%
75%
10%
20
flagPoland
3%
9%
73%
12%
6933
flagCanada
6%
10%
72%
10%
29
flagthe United States
8%
11%
69%
7%
303
flagRepublic of Ireland
0%
22%
66%
11%
27
flagUnknown
7%
17%
58%
15%
51
flagAustralia
17%
17%
58%
5%
17
flagIndia
16%
23%
45%
11%
100

Gender

men72%
women63%
approx 10,000 ft
5%
3%
approx 20,000 ft
10%
12%
approx 35,000 ft
72%
63%
approx 50,000 ft
11%
19%

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