Japan Airlines Sumo Wrestler Weight Issue

Japan Airlines scheduled a Boeing 737-800 to take several sumo wrestlers from Haneda Airport in Tokyo and Itami Airport in Osaka to Amamo Oshmi, an island in the far south. The airline however was forced to arrange an extra flight at short notice as its two planes were at risk of surpassing their weight limits due to the number of Sumo wrestlers scheduled for the flight.

Airlines on average allow 70kg per person for their weight calculations but Sumo Wrestlers have an estimated weight of 120 kilogrammes. The airline concluded that the planes couldn’t carry sufficient fuel with the read more ⇒

Source:: AirlineRatings.Com

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