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Flying High?

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Flying High?

An Easyjet flight couldn't take off because it was too heavy and some passengers had to get off.
Heavy Flight
I wonder how they knew the plane was too heavy.  They weight the baggage but not the passengers Undecided Undecided
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Re: Flying High?

Fly "Yokshu Airlines" , to get a better service  Cheesy
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Re: Flying High?

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Airlines work on standard weights for males, females, children, infants and per bag, bags are weighed and often recorded but humans are not, the passenger figures passed the day before may only itemise adults (including children) plus infants, there may be no breakdown of males, females, children thus Ops may need to, on the flight planning stage, need to guesstimate this breakdown, some airlines may take worst case scenario and presume that all are male adults ..... the heaviest of the species
See here http://www.pprune.org/spectators-balcony-spotters-corner/429201-calculating-aircrafts-weight.html
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Re: Flying High?

I flew from Lands End to the Scilly Isles.
Both baggage and passengers were weighed separately.
Mind you the plane only held 12 people and the take-off was down a field, with a sheer cliff at the end.
So speed was of the essence!  Cheesy

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Re: Flying High?

@MisterW thank you for your post.  Now I know Smiley