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Qantas Flight Boots Passengers Due to Plane Weight

Qantas Flight Boots Passengers Due to Plane Weight
Ryan Boyd

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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  1. Dianne47

    June 13, 2017 at 3:04 pm

    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.

  2. drvannostren

    June 13, 2017 at 9:10 pm

    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.

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