Altitude or height? What difference there are?

Altitude or height

“Good night, captain speaking. I welcome you on board and wish you a good flight. At this moment we are flying at 8,000 meters above the Atlantic Ocean and … ” ” … If you look out the window you will see that we are crossing the Andes flying at 9,800 meters high …”

These dialogues are invented but quite similar to what we hear in most international flights. Have you discovered the difference? In one sentence the word “is used altitude” and the other “high”. It is just one example, to define what is the difference between altitude and height.

While both words can be used but in the tourism and aviation language are not the same. » Read more