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holly100 Avatar
7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
sit on the other side of a plane to balance it ???


Passengers asked to balance plane

The airline wanted to ensure cargo and passengers were evenly distributed

Dozens of holidaymakers returning to Newcastle refused to fly after they were asked to act as human ballast.

A jammed hold door meant luggage could only be loaded into the front of the Thomas Cook plane at Mallorca airport.

Passengers were asked to move seats to distribute the weight, but 71 left the plane, fearing for their safety.


http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/tyne/8115216.stm
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7y, 5m agoPosted 7 years, 5 months ago
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#2
I think I'd leave the plane too!!!
#3
flying back from portugal we had seats blocked off here n there cos the flight wasnt full and needed to be distributed even, seemed fair enough
#4
Surely the plane shoulda been classed as unfit for air travel?
#5
Yes, no problem, simple physics.
#6
AshleyRFC
Surely the plane shoulda been classed as unfit for air travel?


Why do you say that?
#7
pghstochaj
Why do you say that?


tinkerbell28
No, it's a total over reaction anyone with any aviation knowledge would know this weight distribution in simple terms is common.
Does anyone really think an experienced flight crew would fly a death trap? I know pilots have a rep, but they are not thick or suicidal!


Because of the jammed door??

I understand that weight has to be distributed.

Or does the luggage doors not matter?
#8
pghstochaj
Yes, no problem, simple physics.



http://www.scielo.br/img/revistas/bjp/v35n4b/a30frm03.gif

yes true:-D

wouldnt bother me - just surprised by the amount of people who refused
banned#9
Seems reasonable to me!!!

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/telegraph/multimedia/archive/00784/newcasfan0108pa_784726c.jpg
#10
AshleyRFC
Because of the jammed door??

I understand that weight has to be distributed.

Or does the luggage doors not matter?


Well it matters if you can't get your luggage on board, but apart from that, no. Would it matter if 1 of 2 loos were broken? What about if a seat was missing? It wouldn't be right, but it wouldn't make the plane unfit for use.
banned#11
wonder if they would have gven the same response had they been in the air - lol
#12
holly100
http://www.scielo.br/img/revistas/bjp/v35n4b/a30frm03.gif

yes true:-D

wouldnt bother me - just surprised by the amount of people who refused


As I said, elementary :)
#13
Cool, dont really see a problem then, I'd move if it meant I got there faster.
#14
Hell, I'd be asked to sit in the middle because I'm that big they'd have to put 3 people in the opposite seat. :w00t:
#15
Being asked to sit somewhere else sounds very logical and quite civilised to me, can't see the problem with it at all.

When I go skydiving, everyone leans as far near the front of the plane as possible during takeoff. It's the one time you'd be forgiven for putting your crotch in someone's face whilst being squished together like a can of sardines.
#16
tinkerbell28
Civilised??? On a package holIday to Magaluf:whistling: Jokeeeeeeeeeee


Well just goes to show the level of intelligence for the typical Magaluf holiday maker :)

What I meant to say was that being asked to sit in another seat to counteract the weight sounds like a lot less effort than what I'd have to do in a little Islander or something.

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