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How Empty Was Your Last Flight?  
User currently offlineWhatUsaid From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 716 posts, RR: 0
Posted (7 years 2 months 2 days ago) and read 7792 times:

I've been amazed by how empty my last flights have been. 30% to 50% LF out of DEN on many UA flights. Had one flight with just 15 on a 320.

Anyone else finding themselves "alone" more or less...

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User currently offlineDeltAirlines From United States of America, joined May 1999, 9022 posts, RR: 11
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 7785 times:

Both flights today (ORD-CVG and CVG-MSP) were completely full on CRJ-100s.

Yesterday was different; MSP-CVG was booked to 29/50, and CVG-ORD was maybe 60% full (First even went out with empty seats). However, my original MSP-SLC flight was oversold, and I did volunteer to be bumped off that one.

Last weekend, I did MSP-MEM-FLL-CVG-MSP. Again, full flights everywhere.

Weekend before was MSP-IAH-SLC-LAS-MSP. MSP-IAH, SLC-LAS and LAS-MSP were all full; IAH-SLC was maybe 90% full (maybe 3 open seats).

Now; my LHR trip in late January; both ATL-LHR and LHR-MSP were both maybe 50% full...

User currently offlinePlymSpotter From Spain, joined Jun 2004, 12149 posts, RR: 56
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 7773 times:

My last flight was KEF-LHR with IcelandAir: Y and Y+ was 100% full and Business looked 100% as well.

Dan  Smile

...love is just a camouflage for what resembles rage again...
User currently offlineFXramper From United States of America, joined Dec 2005, 7475 posts, RR: 78
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 7759 times:
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One, myself. Flew the C210 down to Fredricksburg for the day.  airplane 

User currently offline02hilliert From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2007, 525 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 13 hours ago) and read 7737 times:

Yesterday, LYS-LCY on British Airways Cityflyer. My Dad and I were the only passengers in Club Europe. Felt like a private jet once the curtains had been closed.

Euro Traveller looked to be about 50% full.

Next Up: Back to the US - Charlotte & Kansas City
User currently offlineTheGMan From United States of America, joined Nov 2008, 851 posts, RR: 0
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7729 times:

100% CRJ-200 LGA-CLT

But CLT-LGA was about 30% A321.

User currently offlineBurnsie28 From United States of America, joined Aug 2004, 7905 posts, RR: 8
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 12 hours ago) and read 7724 times:

My last flight... NW CRJ-900 COS-MSP was 100% as was my connecting MSP-GFK DC-9-50 flight.

User currently offlineSevernaya From Russia, joined Jan 2009, 1465 posts, RR: 2
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 7712 times:

my last two flights, LED-FRA, on LH was 90% full, FRA-AMS, something like 50/60%

Всяк глядит, да не всяк видит.
User currently offlineAtrude777 From United States of America, joined Aug 2003, 5717 posts, RR: 51
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 9 hours ago) and read 7700 times:

My last was NWA DC930 MSP-STL

8 people on the flight including a non rev, we all got bumped to F Class because of that.


Good things come to those who wait, better things come to those who go AFTER it!
User currently offlineHT From Germany, joined May 2005, 6526 posts, RR: 19
Reply 9, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 8 hours ago) and read 7697 times:

Highlight from my flights in February:
51 pax on a X3 B738 seating 189 pax (second flight of the 2009 season offered from FAO home to HAJ )

Carpe diem ! Life is too short to waste your time ! Keep in mind, that today is the first day of the rest of your life !
User currently offlineRsrik From India, joined Oct 2008, 183 posts, RR: 0
Reply 10, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 7 hours ago) and read 7680 times:

My last flight was NRT - SFO on Feb 20, which was a friday. The flight had about 30 odd empty seats on economy.

Quoting WhatUsaid (Thread starter):
Had one flight with just 15 on a 320.

About 9 years ago, when AA still had the overnight nonstop from SJC-BOS, I paid $2000 (rather, my company paid) for a round trip on a flight that had less than 25 people in a 757.

User currently offlineEgmcman From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2005, 898 posts, RR: 7
Reply 11, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 6 hours ago) and read 7677 times:

About ten empty seats on Friday 13 February AGP-STN on U2 A319.

User currently offlineFatmirJusufi From Albania, joined Jan 2009, 2442 posts, RR: 5
Reply 12, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7664 times:

My last flight ZRH - PRN was completly full.


User currently offlineSQ_EK_freak From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2000, 1803 posts, RR: 20
Reply 13, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 5 hours ago) and read 7659 times:

DXB-BKK-DXB -> 100% going, 100% coming back (overbooked both ways, op ups on the way back, then stand-bys accommodated in Y).

DXB-DAM-DXB -> about 60% going, 85% coming back after the turnaround.

Next one:

DXB-LOS...looking like it's going to be a circus...

Keep Discovering
User currently offlineFlyMIA From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 7582 posts, RR: 7
Reply 14, posted (7 years 2 months 1 day 4 hours ago) and read 7648 times:

Last flight I flew FLL-DCA on NK full to the max.
I have only been on one flight from DCA down to MIA/FLL that was maybe 85% Full. Every time I fly between MIA/FLL and DCA the flight is just about 100%.

"It was just four of us on the flight deck, trying to do our job" (Captain Al Haynes)
User currently offlineTennis69 From United States of America, joined Apr 2007, 419 posts, RR: 0
Reply 15, posted (7 years 2 months 22 hours ago) and read 7614 times:
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In the past two weeks I have had 8 flights in Vietnam and China and there was not an empty seat on any of them.

User currently offlineTango-Bravo From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 3813 posts, RR: 26
Reply 16, posted (7 years 2 months 19 hours ago) and read 7587 times:

Quoting WhatUsaid (Thread starter):
How Empty Was Your Last Flight?

My most recent flights (connected through a major hub) commenced just 10 hours ago. Since the question is worded "how empty...?":

25 empty seats on my Saab 340 flight from origin city to hub city, about 50 empty seats on my connecting flight operated by a 757-200 -- which I suspect was effected by pax who missed their connections due to their inbound flights being cancelled or delayed due to weather in the eastern U.S.

My all-time most empty flight took place somewhere around late 1999 or early 2000 when I was one of two total pax on a Saab 340. Both of us boarded at the origin spoke city of the flight; no one boarded at the intermediate stop enroute to the hub city.

User currently offlineVhqpa From Australia, joined Jul 2005, 1598 posts, RR: 1
Reply 17, posted (7 years 2 months 13 hours ago) and read 7558 times:

My last 2 flights BNE-SYD-BNE(734 and 763) were both 100% full however last year I flew on a 734 MEL-BNE with about 40 other pax.

Other empty flights I have had were 4 pax (including myself) on a Saab 340 BNE-LSY (Lismore, NSW) in 2007 and in 2004 I flew on a A330-300 SYD-BNE where Business was empty and Economy would have had about 50 passengers max.


"There you go ladies and gentleman we're through Mach 1 the speed of sound no bumps no bangs... CONCORDE"
User currently onlineNWADC9 From United States of America, joined May 2004, 4904 posts, RR: 9
Reply 18, posted (7 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 7547 times:

My last two flights were pretty full. This would be July 2, 2008.

MCI-MKE (717) 100%
MKE-PIT (CRJ) I'd say about 80-90%. There were a few empty seats, including 8B right next to me.

Flying an aeroplane with only a single propeller to keep you in the air. Can you imagine that? -Capt. Picard
User currently offlineAirbuseric From Netherlands, joined Jan 2005, 4402 posts, RR: 50
Reply 19, posted (7 years 2 months 10 hours ago) and read 7541 times:

89 pax on a JL B744 AMS-NRT (total 323 seats available on this flight)

"The whole world steps aside for the man who knows where he is going"
User currently offlineAirtanzania1 From Tanzania, joined May 2006, 89 posts, RR: 0
Reply 20, posted (7 years 2 months 8 hours ago) and read 7527 times:

My last flights in Jan this year DAR - AMS - YUL on KL looked to be 100% full, at least in economy where i was.

Awe. 737-200.
User currently offlineKevin From Canada, joined Dec 2000, 1203 posts, RR: 0
Reply 21, posted (7 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 7488 times:

OZ PVG - ICN A333 80% full

SQ ICN - YVR B772 95% full

Can't see what airlines are complaining about...

User currently offlineCaptaink From Mexico, joined May 2001, 5116 posts, RR: 10
Reply 22, posted (7 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 7480 times:

Last flight IAH - PVR, CO B739 100% full. Big grin

There is something special about planes....
User currently offlineJeremy From United States of America, joined May 2001, 668 posts, RR: 1
Reply 23, posted (7 years 2 months 2 hours ago) and read 7478 times:

Quoting WhatUsaid (Thread starter):
I've been amazed by how empty my last flights have been. 30% to 50%

Wow, I wish that were the case for me.
I was hoping to nonrev this week to Europe to a place I have not been yet, but the flights are all full or too close for comfort.
Are colleges out for spring break?

You are now free to be sexually harassed and then terminated for filing a complaint--Southwest Airlines to me.
User currently offlineKmh1956 From Bermuda, joined Jun 2005, 3324 posts, RR: 6
Reply 24, posted (7 years 2 months 1 hour ago) and read 7471 times:

I went to London in February, BDA-LGW-BDA from the 7th-12th, and both flights were PACKED!!

'Somebody tell me why I'm on my own if there's a soulmate for everyone' :Natasha Bedingfield
25 IAHFLYR : IAH-RSW on 2/27/09.....B739 full. RSW-IAH on 3/1/09.......B738 full. IAH-DFW on 3/2/09.......B735 full. DFW-IAH on 3/3/09.......B735 guessing 75% full
26 AA757MIA : CPR-DEN 01/11 70% DEN-IAH 01/11 Full IAH-DEN 02/21 Full DEN-CPR 02/21 60%
27 TurkishWings : My last flight was 2 days ago between MUC and IST on LH A320 and the plane was about 50% full in both classes. It was quite a relief after an 11 hour
28 Tango29 : Out of the 6 flights i have done recently 3 of them had surprisingly low loads... ZRH-DUB LX A320 35 pax DUB-DUS EI A320 60 pax (had the rear 6 rows a
29 WhatUsaid : LAX-FAT on UAX at 10:45pm last night: 14 pax on a CRJ. Plenty of non-rev's heading back to OO's base to help fill a few seats.....
30 Srbmod : 100% both ways ATL-LAS/LAS-ATL on a Delta 767-300 back in early December. While I know the seat availability charts on a website aren't always accurat
31 EXCOASA1982 : Did BOS-IAH-BZE and back in the middle of Feb and all segments had plenty of open seats, especially IAH-BZE. N
32 Paneuropean : 20/2 DL AMS- JFK 757 60% 20/2 DL JFK- FLL M88 80% 2/3 DL TPA- CVG CRJ 100% 6/3 DL CVG- JFK 738 70% 6/3 DL JFK- AMS 757 90% (due to cancelation of flig
33 MHG : My two last flights had a very bad load ... Went in november Mannheim (MHG) - München (MUC) and back. Aircraft was a Dornier 328 (31 seats) Outbound:
34 StarAC17 : Rough estimates from my recent trip down under. 11/2 AC YYZ-SFO an A320 about 50-60% 11/2 QF SFO-SYD a 744 was 100% full 5/3 QF CNS-BNE a 738 about 50
35 Joffie : My last flight, SYD-MEL had about 100 pax on the 763. This was the last flight of the day. The previous flight, SIN-SYD was 100% full on the 744.
36 LipeGIG : Last flights GIG-IGU - TAM - Feb 26 - A319 - 87% IGU-GIG - TAM - Feb 28 - A320 - 100% GIG-IOS - GOL - Mar 1 - B73G - 70% IOS-CNF - GOL - Mar 4 - B73G
37 FRACO7X : 13 pax on my last flight from Dubai to Frankfurt. But it was the LH-Privatair service with only 44 seats capacity. But the prevois flight from Singapo
38 Bartonsayswhat : On a recent trip to uk in the last week of feb my LHR - YYZ had about 200-210 open seats in Y. Everyone had a row to themselves. I had quite the fort
39 Jeffry747 : Not my last flight but a few years ago I flew JFK-SDF on a 50 seat Comair CRJ-200. I was one of only five passengers on board. F/A told me once the pl
40 Kiwiandrew : yesterday QF 26 AKL-MEL upper deck 744 I was one of only 5 pax , not sure what loads where like downstairs
41 CitationJet : Feb 22 Alitalia 767-300 Milan to JFK had 60 coach pax.
42 Superfly : Two days ago; Virgin America SFO-LAX A320 75% full.
43 Skyhigh : Flights taken in Dec and Jan SYD-BKK QF 100% SIN-PER QF 100% PER-SYD QF 100% In Feb and March QF SYD-EZE approx 100% QF EZE-SYD approx 60% (I hope thi
44 NG1Fan : IN Feb: -CX BNE-HKG A333 only six spare seats. -CX HKG-FRA A343 ca. 60% (two flights that day). -OS FRA-VIE A321 100% -OS VIE-FRA DH4 ca. 75% -CX FRA-
45 FighterPilot : Same thing here, the flight plan had 1 person listed on board. As for commercial flights it was also pretty empty, about 35 pax on board, but the maj
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