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Qantas Flight Boots Passengers Due to Plane Weight

As many as 40 passengers aboard a Qantas flight from Sydney Airport (SYD) to Perth Airport (PER) are estimated to have been asked to disembark from the Boeing 737-800 due to an alleged fuel pump issue that impacted the aircraft’s load readings.

“As a result, a number of customers were re-accommodated onto the next available service, which departed shortly after,” said a spokesperson for Qantas.

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drvannostren June 14, 2017

Spoiled Aussie I must say! In Canada YVR-YYZ is flown like 40 times a day on 737 and A319/320s there are a few widebody services but this is nowhere near long haul. SEA-EWR which i've flown multiple times has always been a narrowbody flight. Unless it's a really high traffic route or for a special event I can't imagine why this would be anything other than a 737.

Dianne47 June 13, 2017

This is not at all unusual for mechanical or weight & balance issues. What surprises me is QF operates this fairly long-haul route with a 737. The last time I took this flight (admittedly many years ago) it was on a 747 that then flew to Mauritius and Johannesburg.