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Do You Think They Will Cancel My Flight?  
User currently offlineRyanrap1 From United States of America, joined May 2007, 290 posts, RR: 0
Posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3263 times:

Today from IAH -LCH on flight 9504 it looks like a extremely light load. Do you think they will cancel the flight?

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User currently offlineCanadianNorth From Canada, joined Aug 2002, 3424 posts, RR: 7
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 6 hours ago) and read 3243 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.


What could possibly go wrong?
User currently offlineCHRISBA777ER From UK - England, joined Mar 2001, 5964 posts, RR: 61
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3162 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.

Pretty complicated.

Better just to go with the light load, do a full TOGA departure and enjoy the fun and games! Big grin

What do you mean you dont have any bourbon? Do you know how far it is to Houston? What kind of airline is this???
User currently offlineTreeny From United Kingdom, joined Dec 2005, 319 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3076 times:

I shouldnt worry too much to be honest.

Some years ago I flew a BA 737 from LGW to MAD and there were only 7 of us on board!!!!

With that the reason why they didnt cancel was because of the pax load on the return leg so have faith that you wont have an issue.



User currently offlineBa757gla From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2006, 760 posts, RR: 2
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

hi ive just noticed that zoom have cancelled my flight to JFK from LGW i know have to change to the day before . it seems to be a big probelm with zoom !!

User currently offlineSsides From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 4059 posts, RR: 19
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 months 2 weeks 6 days 5 hours ago) and read 3063 times:

It's big passenger myth that flights are cancelled for light loads. It almost never happens because the logistical nightmare is much worse than flying the plane near-empty.

"Lose" is not spelled with two o's!!!!
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