- Nov 17, 2013
If a "commercial flight" had an aircraft offering (at a minimum) J and whY classes, it wouldn't be normal for all 49 passengers to be booked in J.
whY was empty.
And while one can't suggest it doesn't ever happen, it would be extremely rare for an interntional commercial flight to have only 49 passengers on a c.240 seat aircraft booked.
One of our aviators pointed out that if loaded to 200 passengers (extra catering, luggage plus our body weight) the aircraft would have made it only to a point such as Fiji.
Rare it may be, but it did apparently have paying customers on board (6 or 8 depending on who you listen to), so it probably technically fits the bill.