QP staff gave me that as an excuse when they relocated me on a 747-300. I suspect that redistribution of my weight, substantial as it is, would have had little effect.NM said:You are only likely to see this on very lightly loaded flights, and generally on the smaller aircraft.
Especially when you move pax like me.Evan said:Does not take a lot of people to move to alter the CG the required amount to make a better balance, every little bit helps.
Yes, that could be scary ! I would imagine an LCC would be the first to try it, airlines actually use quiet a reasonable avarge weight for there calculations, unlike the guys who make lifts, sure we could fit 20 people in that lift each weighing only 52kg each ?? Even in Asia thats very optimistic !Reggie said:Especially when you move pax like me.
I dread the day when commercial airlines start weighing their pax, the same way the charter planes that fly into the mines do.
I would have to either stop travelling or use different mode of transport as flying would be too expensive.Reggie said:I dread the day when commercial airlines start weighing their pax, the same way the charter planes that fly into the mines do.
Or the pilot:shock: .NM said:Reggie, your avatar shows what happens if they get the balance wrong .
Others became nervous including one passenger who asked whether the plane could tip over in mid-air by flying with a heavier load on one side.
A passenger moving from one side of the cabin to the other makes very little difference to the centre of gravity, moving up and down the cabin makes a lot of difference as they are travelling further from the centre of gravity. A 737-800 has a usefull load of 30000Kg, take 15000kg off for fuel (which is often stored close to CofG) and your load then becomes 15000 KG or 150 pax @ 100kg, so a row of 6 is actually quite a large portion of that load that is movable!Altair said:Well what happens when passengers are only loaded on one side of an aircraft? No it does not roll or fly in circles.:shock:
Here is something off Reuters,
Plane flies despite safety problem - New Zealand's source for oddstuff - strange, weird & bizarre news on Stuff.co.nz