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Old May 28, 18, 6:25 am
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Boarding complete 141 plus 1

On a recent flight SOF - LHR, the announcement “Boarding complete 141 plus 1” was made. What is the “plus 1”? I assumed a deceased person. Any other alternatives?
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
On a recent flight SOF - LHR, the announcement “Boarding complete 141 plus 1” was made. What is the “plus 1”? I assumed a deceased person. Any other alternatives?
Lap infant?
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Lap infant?
A far more likely, and less morbid, reason. Thanks! I’ve just never heard it before.
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Just asked the crew - infant confirmed.
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141 passengers (adults and children) and 1 lap infant on board
Certain holiday routes in the summer may be more likely to hear 141 + 9
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Just asked the crew - infant confirmed.
So no coffin in the hold
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On a 320 there around 30 lap infant additional oxygen mask (one very second row of seats either side). I wonder what is the max number of lap infants BA accepts (or if there is a regulatory limit).
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An interesting assumption re deceased person!!
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Originally Posted by Jase76 View Post
On a recent flight SOF - LHR, the announcement “Boarding complete 141 plus 1” was made. What is the “plus 1”? I assumed a deceased person. Any other alternatives?
Should I assume then that @TravellerFrequently is bringing an infant to the Phoenix Mini-do
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On a 320 there around 30 lap infant additional oxygen mask (one very second row of seats either side). I wonder what is the max number of lap infants BA accepts (or if there is a regulatory limit).
That's around 30 lap infants on a full flight, you could get many more on a flight that was less full, especially in CE: every CE row can take at least one lap infant, every other row can take two lap infants. I can't find an absolute regulatory limit, but each infant must be accompanied by a responsible passenger over the age of 16 and have an oxygen mask. So if you wish to optimise for maximum number of infants, you can get about 87 infants, accompanied by between 87 and 116 responsible over-16s.

I would prefer not to travel on such a flight.
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You might occasionally hear 141 POB and 140 SOB. People on Board and Souls on Board. Used to inform ground services of a dead body in the hold.
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You might occasionally hear 141 POB and 140 SOB. People on Board and Souls on Board. Used to inform ground services of a dead body in the hold.
SOB seems a very subjective count! Depending on one's beliefs, it could presumably exceed POB, especially if there are some AOB too...
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