reply to post by pikypiky
OK....piky....I quite understand your point. I hope you will understand mine!
The original point of THIS thread, has been debunked....can you accept that??
Now, having said that....we must next go to....Are Commercial Jets Spraying Stuff On Us? well...no....that has been pretty well shown to be false.
Finally....IF a nefarious scneme existed, to 'spray' on unsuspecting citizens....well, it would NOT BE DONE from 30,000 feet, for god's sake!!!
Please face science, and reality: Commercial Jets do not 'spray' chemicals. I have flown the jets in question, for nearly 22 years....and I
assure you, we did not carry any extra weight as it pertained to to these supposed 'chemicals'.
Every commercial jet, when dispatched, has these weights, known by the pilots....the OEW....this is the Operating Empty Weight....this will include
the weight of the airframe, and the estimated catering....and the estimatd Crew weight, all based on ESTIMATES!!!!
Added to this 'weight' is the fuel, and the payload. The payload consists of the cargo....and the passengers, and their checked baggage.
The passengers are averaged at, Summer Weights....185 lbs each... (Yeah, right...)
The luggage...at 23.5 lbs each....not weighed, just counted....each bag...
Of course, the 'payload' is bad on B*S* averages....but we DO know the weight of the fuel....and that is what really matters....because the fuel
quantity is the real point, for any flight....but, because of the price of fuel, there is a strong incentve to save fuel, as much as possible...
and that is how airlines try to eke out any profit they can, given the environment they are forced to operate under...