Weight Restriction Explained

I’m Sorry The Flight Has A Weight Restriction, You’ve Been Bumped

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Have you ever gotten bumped because your flight was weight-restricted? I’m sure you have. Do you know what all this means? Here’s my attempt to explain it. The aviation industry started with cargo and then people were added.  So as much as we think that people are the reason for flying, its really cargo.  More money is usually made from cargo and it does not complain .  An airplane is designed with what’s called a maximum takeoff weight (MTOW). This is the combined weight of everything, the plane, baggage, fuel, cargo, people, food, etc., everything.

Making Use Of Your Flight Benefits: Flying Eva Air’s Hello Kitty Plane

Kerwin McKenzieAirline, Airplane, Passrider, Passriders Leave a Comment

As I fly around the world visiting friends and cool places, every now and again I get a note from an ex-colleague saying they’d meet me somewhere. This was the case in Taipei, Taiwan (TPE).   But the reasoning this time what that my ex-colleague could fly the Hello Kitty plane from TPE to Tokyo-Narita, Japan (NRT). I did not …