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Empty Rows Of Seats On Ryanair Flight.  
User currently offlineDENplanenut From United States of America, joined May 2005, 207 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

I was on my first Ryanair flight last Wednesday, Feb. 22, 2006... London Stansted (STN) to Rome Ciampino (CIA), flight 3002 ... we were told sit anywhere except on the first 6 rows and the last 4. At first I thought they were being reserved for late passengers, but no one ended up seating there. Is this a common practice?

I also learned that the plane we were on is relatively new... EI-DLE was delivered to Ryanair on Feb. 9, 2006. It still smells like new. Anyone know more about it's history? Would this had been it's first revenue flight?

Thanks for any feedback.

DENplanenut

[Edited 2006-02-26 18:44:46]

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User currently offlineShamrocka330 From Ireland, joined Sep 2005, 287 posts, RR: 0
Reply 1, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4511 times:

It wasn't its first flight, I've seen it coming and going in Dublin a few times now...I remember this topic was discussed before but can't remember the answer to your question!!


aka thebigjd (member since Sept 2001)
User currently offlineA319XFW From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 2, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

The reason for the empty seats was probably the weights and balance.
But I'm sure someone with more knowledge of W&B will be able to tell you exactly why.


User currently offlineMainMAN From United Kingdom, joined Jul 2005, 2097 posts, RR: 5
Reply 3, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4502 times:

I travelled on FR recently from Gerona to Liverpool, and we were told not to use the first and last 6 seats.

I assumed it was to make the on board service easier to deliver, but I'm not really sure.

Anyone from FR like to elaborate?


User currently offlineTerryb99 From United States of America, joined Sep 2004, 291 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 4478 times:

Load balancing for a not so full flight.

I have also been kept out of the middle on a 30 passenger flight on an A319 before. We were told first 6 rows, and last 6 rows.


User currently offlineCadet57 From United States of America, joined Jul 2005, 9085 posts, RR: 30
Reply 5, posted (8 years 6 months 3 weeks 4 days 13 hours ago) and read 4417 times:

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2562863

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2562863

http://www.airliners.net/discussions...general_aviation/read.main/2120583



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