CanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3395 posts, RR: 9
Reply 1, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 8 hours ago) and read 2520 times:
Well even if the passenger load is really light you have to consider
- Cargo loads
- Where does the aircraft need to be for it's next flight
- Where does the crew need to get to
and all that good stuff.
For example, say a 70 plane was to fly (completely and totally making this up off the top of my head) in a day YXY-YVR-YEG-YWG-YYZ. On the YXY-YVR run, there was only 9 people booked on this 70 seat plane. Logic would say "well for 9 people just say screw it and put them on the next flight." However, if they did that then the plane would be sitting in YXY doing a whole lot of nothing, meanwhile the YVR-YEG-YWG-YYZ flights are without an aircraft.
CHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 62
Reply 2, posted (6 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 7 hours ago) and read 2439 times:
There could be a full load of pax waiting at Lake Charles to get their plane home. They wont be happy if it doesnt turn up. Also, even if you do cancel the flight, what do you do with the airframe whilst it should be in the air? You cant leave it at a gate, so you'll have to tow it to the hangars or a hard stand. MX jobs are scheduled in advance so its not a case of rolling up to the MX hangars and getting the work done that you can whilst she's there - they may not have the parts in yet.
Also the crew will be rostered to do the flight and you'll have to have them turn up for duty and then put them on standby for another flight.
Better just to go with the light load, do a full TOGA departure and enjoy the fun and games!
What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???