New Report Identifies US Flight Routes With The Most Air Turbulence

Air turbulence during a flight can vary in severity, posing a significant risk to passengers who are not securely fastened to their seats or causing only minor inconvenience.

While certain aviators may anticipate some degree of midair turbulence as a routine occurrence, others are profoundly frightened by the sight.

In light of recent findings from the online travel tool Turbli, passengers can now mentally readjust to potential experiences during their upcoming flight.

Turbli's "objective is to furnish flight passengers with the most precise turbulence forecast," as stated on its website.

The National Weather Service and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provide the data utilized. 

 It has the potential to transpire unexpectedly, even on days when the atmosphere seems clear. A sudden shock caused by turbulent airflow could potentially harm unbuckled passengers and flight crew members.

 The turbulent airspace exacerbates anxiety for individuals who have a preexisting phobia of flight. 

By utilizing Turbli's historical database, this new report ranks 150,000 airline routes based on their average turbulence levels, thereby providing passengers with an indication of the routes most prone to turbulent rides. 

The aggregate turbulence levels for the report were ascertained by appointing a "eddy dissipation rate" to each route. Travel + Leisure defines this metric as a scientific indicator of turbulence intensity.

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