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DL 837 Feb07 ATL-HNL weight and balance issue

DL 837 Feb07 ATL-HNL weight and balance issue

Old Feb 7, 12, 9:18 pm
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DL 837 Feb07 ATL-HNL weight and balance issue

Anyone know why they had to yank 47 pax off today's ATL-HNL flight? I ran into a FA from that flight and noted to her that I had tried to SDC onto that plane but couldn't get on. She then told me about the weight and balance issue. 47 seems like a very large number of pax for W&B. I personally saw the A333 in HNL so I know it wasn't due to an equipment change.

I can't recall such a large number of pax getting VDB/IDB due to weight and balance on this route. I was inbound on a 763 today from SLC and we went out with a full load.
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Old Feb 7, 12, 10:21 pm
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I'm guessing the cargo below was worth more than the self loading cargo on the main deck.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 8:55 am
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I fly this trip with some regularity. I've never seen a wt/balance issue with the A330. Very strange. I do know headwinds have been higher than usual some days this year. Maybe fuel load was in play.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 9:02 am
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Originally Posted by Buckshot View Post
I fly this trip with some regularity. I've never seen a wt/balance issue with the A330. Very strange. I do know headwinds have been higher than usual some days this year. Maybe fuel load was in play.
but then they'd make a stop for fuel.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 10:18 am
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Certain classes of DL cargo are marked "MUST SCAN - MUST FLY". That can be a real bummer if someone ships something heavy such as a couple pallets of legal documents. Often cargo has much more favorable terms and conditions compared to say luggage in the standard CoC.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 1:19 pm
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Originally Posted by nypdLieu View Post
but then they'd make a stop for fuel.
Not if they can offload weight. Stopping for fuel would signifcantly delay the return. This flight has about a 90 minute turnaround in HNL.
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Old Feb 8, 12, 2:25 pm
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NRSA maybe were pulled off....
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