10000 ft cruise altitude?


#1

Is it unusual for a CR7 from LGA to RDU to fly at only 10000 feet for the whole flight? I’ve never seen this stat before. Does anyone have an explanation?


#2

Can you post the track or at least the airline and flight#?


#3

Sure- It was AA #3305 from LGA to RDU on Dec. 30.

thanks!


#4

Sure- It was AA #3305 from LGA to RDU on Dec. 30th. Thanks!


#5

Curious. Also the longest by a bit. Maybe minor mechanical, scenic trip, FO acrophobia? flightaware.com/live/flight/AAL3 … /KLGA/KRDU


#6

I was alarmed as my daughter was onboard. When you say “curious”, do you mean unusual or dangerous somehow? Is there any way to find the reason for the low altitude?


#7

Understand the concern. I checked avherald.com/h?list=&opt=0 but no incidents mentioned, Checked Raleigh N&O. Nothing newsworthy. Maybe someone will chime in with another reference. IMO, had there been a safety issue with the aircraft, they would have headed back immediately. :question:


#8

Wouldn’t have gone if it wasn’t safe. There can be issues with systems that pressurize the aircraft that don’t affect the airworthiness of the aircraft. I also seem to recall if both O2 systems in the cockpit aren’t functioning, they have to fly at a low altitude incase there are pressurization problems. Regardless, as I mentioned, it wouldn’t have flow if it wasn’t safe. There’s a recent thread around here that covered the issue and it was answered by a couple of folks.


#9

Found it:

http://discussions.flightaware.com/airlines/low-flying-aircraft-at-cruise-alt-any-possible-reasons-t19621.html


#10

Could be wind routes, traffic control, weather.