What's the right expression in English to describe an airplanes' reaching the height that it is going to keep at during most of the flight?

For example:

-- Excuse me, stewardess, can I have some Champagne?

-- Oh, certainly! Except you need to wait a bit till we ___________________.

1) till we get the height?

2) till we finish taking off?

3) till we get to the right altitude?

or what?


This term is commonly referred to as cruising altitude:

: the height in the sky at which an airplane stays for most of a flight
// The pilot announced that we'd reached cruising altitude.
// a cruising altitude of 40,000 feet

(source: Merriam-Webster)

So your example would become:

Except you need to wait a bit till we reach cruising altitude.

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