I saw this posted on Things in the Sky, and got a real kick out of it. Check out this BBC article. Basically passengers were asked to move around for weight and balance reasons. I don’t remember the last time that I was on a CRJ where we didn’t have to move around, assuming the plane wasn’t full. Heck, I’ve heard several reports of passengers having to move around on a 747 for weight and balance. But apparently on this Thomas Cook flight, 71 passengers decided they wanted off.
I mean, isn’t the headline just total garbage:
Dozens of holidaymakers returning to Newcastle refused to fly after they were asked to act as human ballast.
I mean, this is something I’d expect The Onion to write, not BBC News.