|Quoting mjoelnir (Reply 17):|
No excuse for not putting the same deboarded passengers on again. And it is very clear why the airline did not want to talk about it.
There are lots of potential reasons, especially when dealing with weight restrictions. I've seen passengers pulled off of a restricted flight because they had "heavy" bags, then replaced by passengers without any checked luggage. It's amazing how much things like that can matter when you are up against a limit. A carry on bag that won't fit in the overhead, can (and has in my experience) be the difference between someone getting on a flight, or not.