Hi everybody - 1st post coming up!!
I recently went on a flight from the UK to the south of Spain. We were all on board, and there were one, maybe two spare seats.
The head steward then piped up on the mic saying that the plane was not the one that we were supposed to have been using, and so the plane was overweight. He asked for 6 people to get off and take a flight the following morning.
My questions are these:
How come a plane has been designed with a capacity which it cannot carry?
And how come the planes are flown so close to their weight tolerance limit?!!