What can an albatross do when it flies that most birds can not do?

Albatross have high glide ratios, around 22:1 to 23:1, meaning that for every metre they drop, they can travel forward 22 metres.[2] They are aided in soaring by a shoulder-lock, a sheet of tendon that locks the wing when fully extended, allowing the wing to be kept outstretched without any muscle expenditure.
Albatrosses are so well adapted to this lifestyle that their heart rates while flying are close to their basal heart rate when resting.