Thepilot From Canada, joined Jan 2010, 5 posts, RR: 0 Posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 7534 times:
The question is pretty simple: What is the lowest load factor on any flight you have been on? I would like to exclude corporate, charter, and other small commercial flights. We are talking airline flights, and and not just one cabin, but the whole plane. For me, I would guess it would be a TWA flight between SRQ and PBI (it had come from STL), and there was about 10 people on the entire MD80. About a 10-13% load factor. So what about your flights?
PacNWJet From United States of America, joined Sep 2000, 980 posts, RR: 0
Reply 2, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 11 hours ago) and read 7517 times:
During the summer of 1987 Continental experimented with non-stop flights between Papeete (PPT) and Honolulu (HNL). My uncle and I were on board the innaugual flight between PPT and HNL on a DC-10. One of the flight attendants informed us that there were 36 passesngers on the plane. The plane itself had 37 rows of seats. Less than one passenger per row. Sweet.
Avianca From Venezuela, joined Jan 2005, 5925 posts, RR: 40
Reply 5, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 7505 times:
Mde-Bog on a morning flight Avianca MD-80 with 15 passengers, well 10 minutes later a full Avianca 757 departured also to BOG.... were the only passengers in business this day, great service including a big hot breakfast on a 40 minutes flight! including eggs on order.
Aerorobnz From Rwanda, joined Feb 2001, 7188 posts, RR: 13
Reply 10, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 5 days 4 hours ago) and read 7469 times:
on my flight KIX-CHC-AKL onboard an NZ 772 it had 150 spare seats in economy...It wasn't much busier in U or C either. I had a row to myself, noone in front of me and noone for 3 rows behind me on either side of the aisle.
Isitsafenow From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 4984 posts, RR: 23
Reply 13, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 7423 times:
I don''t have dates but heres a few.....
a TWA MD 80 with 12 people on a STL-DTW run
CO COnnect B1900 CLE-LAN 3 people
Comair EM-120 CVG-LAN 5 people
A NW 757 ORD-DTW apx 30 people
Simmons YS 11 MBS-ORD 9 people and I was in a group of three
CO 737-100 MBS-CLE 12-15 people and I was in a group of three
If two people agree on EVERYTHING, then one isn't necessary.
Xjramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2003, 2461 posts, RR: 50
Reply 14, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7408 times:
here are a few flight just off the top of my head:
XJ flight from TOL-DTW (SF340) I was the only one on board
NW flight from SRQ-DTW(A320) I think there were only 25 or 26 of us
CoExpress flight from TOL-CLE(BE19) I was one of 4 pax on board
OH flight from tol-cvg (CR7) I was one of 7 pax
AirCop From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 7409 times:
A United 727 from MSY to IAH with six passengers, and United Express from CEC to ACV, I was it. A TWA 747 from LHR to LAX somewhere around 30, and the last flight from SJU to DFW on a AA 757, just a handful.
Aussiestu From Australia, joined Mar 2001, 780 posts, RR: 1
Reply 18, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 22 hours ago) and read 7383 times:
Continental 747 to SYD (yes a long time ago) with just 56 passengers. Great service and really friendly crew.
Qantas flight to SYD, a daylight flight that had just started. Total pax 70 with 30 of those being airline staff trying to get to Oz. The most unfriendliest crew ever, should have been sweet as they did not have to work hard!!!
Srbmod From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 22, posted (7 years 10 months 3 weeks 3 days 20 hours ago) and read 7368 times:
April of 2000, BOS-ATL on an FL 717. A total of 11 passengers. They had us all sit up in Business Class.
When I was working for ASA @ ATL, we had the last ATL-MCN flight of the day using the EMB-120 that usually went with no more than 5 passengers. It left (IIRC) around 2345, but many times it was sent out early since everyone was onboard. At least once a week, we'd send the plane out empty. The typical passenger load was 3 passengers. The flight had to be sent out, as the a/c being sent to MCN was scheduled for a maintenance check at the maintenance base EV has @ MCN.