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Weight Critical Flight Alert List (March 2010)

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      steve
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      The alert list below shows weight-critical flights that are a part of Delta's Payload Optimization initiative. Due to heavy passenger baggage and cargo loads, nonrevenue travelers may not be boarded on these flights even though seats are available.I recommend that you avoid these flights by choosing alternate routing or destinations if possible -- In December, I tried three days in a row to get onto a flight that left each day with 40 or more seats empty.[updated on 11/23/10]ATH-JFKATL-BDA ATL-GDLATL-HNLATL-MAOATL-NRTCAI-JFK DXB-ATLEZE-ATL FCO-ATLGIG-ATLGRU-ATLGRU-JFKHHH-ATLIST-JFKJNB-ATL LAX-SYD LIM-ATL MUC-ATL TLV-ATLTLV-JFKHere's some more information:Nonrev alert: payload optimization will affect some international routes


      November 5, 2009Delta’s Payload Optimization Initiative is in place to ensure the most return from all revenue opportunities, including cargo, and in some international markets this could mean nonrevenue travelers are not boarded on certain flights.Payload Optimization, which was launched two years ago, identifies a flight as weight-critical for cargo or passenger baggage. Weight-critical flights are those on which the planned payload, both revenue and nonrev, cannot be accommodated. Typically, these are longer routes and the weight-critical status is highly seasonal.Previously, the weight-critical information was not available to gate agents, who boarded nonrev passengers based

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      nyjoe4
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      Hi Steve,Do you have an updated list, by chance?Thanks for this fantastic resource, too.

    • #535
      chuckde
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      HI STEVE, ANY SUGGESTIONS ON NON REV TO ROME FROM LAX ON SEPT 7TH? 3 OF US TRAVELING, 2 ON BUDDY PASSES AND ONE COMPANION… 😮

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