Steven Clougher, over at MysteriousNZ, in regards to the cruising altitude of NZ domestic flights, states that…
When on internal flights, around 27,000ft is common
36,000ft for international flights, as I recall
Is this true, I wonder? (Surely it is, after all, Steven is on record as being vehemently against conjecture). How about a quick check on Flightradar.com to find the altitude of planes over NZ airspace at the moment?
It lists one domestic flight – AirNZ Flight 526 from Christchurch to Auckland. Its altitude…?
And actually, as I write, I can watch Jetstar flight 261 from Auckland to Wellington (the plane just south of Waiuku in the image above) climbing out of AKL to a height of … 30000ft (as it gets close to passing over New Plymouth).
But, hey, don’t let reality get in the way of your assumptions, eh?