Phosphorus wrote:VSMUT wrote:Phosphorus wrote:
It does. Turkish Airlines was threatened with suspension once, in Nigeria, for having insufficiently large planes:
Because they routinely left baggage behind. Hardly relevant in this scenario. The A321XLR will have no such issues between Europe and Nigeria.
I'd venture to say any narrowbody operator would struggle, flying to Nigeria. A lot of luggage per pax, and pax are ready to pay for extra luggage -- but not ready to see the luggage not arriving -- to the point of actual riots at the airports. How do you think A321XLR would cope with 10 pieces of luggage per pax?
The Lufthansa flight to Lagos actually continues to Malabo, suggesting there aren't as many passengers with 10 pieces of luggage on that route as you'd think. In any case, Frankfurt to Lagos is only 6:30 flying time, it can do it without sacrificing payload. Unless the Spohr of damnation decides to put euro-business in a hypothetical A321XLR, it won't be an issue at all. And in any case, Lufthansa can just decide not to sell that many bags per passenger.