Weight is a sensitive issue not only for people, but for airplanes too. Meet the “weight watchers” who keep the 777’s weight in check.

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  1. Some do. If you weigh an excess of 300 lbs (for example… I dont know any real numbers airlines use), they charge you two tickets.

  2. I'd like to see any airline send that thing Polar! Shame it can't carry cargo to save its life. Emirates have to send a 77F to LHR since they went 100% A380 because it couldn't handle the amount of freight needed; whereas the B777 services did it all perfectly fine before. Size means nothing…

  3. 1903= old small plane made of wood that could barely get in the sky
    1960= 707 727's its the new year of air travel
    2012= the entire new year of flight with planes that could carry more then 300 passengers and still saving fuel
    2050= no one knows yet

  4. "the 787 is a about 20% more efficient to comparable sized aircraft."
    There's a new 777 family in the works that is slated to incorporate some of the 787's efficiency technologies.

  5. "How bout getting people to loose weight? 3 pounds per person for 200 people is 600 pounds"
    Why not charge passengers by the pound?

  6. no offense but i think 380 is the most efficient airliner right now b'coz it fliesfrom 15k-16.5k km non stop with 853 passengers and is haevier than any other commercial airliner…

  7. 500 pounds is nothing. NADA. How bout getting people to loose weight? 3 pounds per person for 200 people is 600 pounds right there. Much easier, cost effective. Focus your research in…say engine development perhaps?

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