747. 747 carrying like a boss....planes on top of planes na mean...no ? plane sex... The fees are because they spend more fuel the more they carry, I believe. Planes on top of planes
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#4 - tekoronia (12/09/2012) [-]
The fees are because they spend more fuel the more they carry, I believe.
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User avatar #22 to #12 - sirgawain (12/09/2012) [-]
That would be volume, friend. Not weight.
#64 to #4 - hihomoho (12/09/2012) [-]
I guess the space shuttle provides some extra lift (since it has wings) meaning the 747 isn't strained with having the whole load of the shuttle when it is flying.
User avatar #54 to #4 - pilotdudeman ONLINE (12/09/2012) [-]
i did my research a while back because i'm really into avation. They actually charge overweight fees because the airlines dont wanna be sue if a luggage handler 'hurts his back'. Thats why you can have as many bags as you want, just none over 70lbs.
User avatar #55 to #54 - tekoronia (12/09/2012) [-]
That my friend, sounds like ******** . It's only in US you can sue for everything, and they charge overweight everywhere else too.
User avatar #60 to #55 - pilotdudeman ONLINE (12/09/2012) [-]
well i live in the US, and thats where i got the excuse from.
#47 to #4 - anon (12/09/2012) [-]
Or the airlines just want excuses to make more money.
#31 - wertq (12/09/2012) [-]


More weight = more fuel consumption. More fuel consumption = more money spent by airlines company per flight. More money spent by airlines company per flight = more money need to be gathered. More money need to be gathered = additional fees.
Use your head sometimes.
User avatar #39 to #31 - secretdestroyers (12/09/2012) [-]
Well spoken, Mr. Faraday!

Any Lost fans? No?
User avatar #35 to #31 - fosforgasxiii (12/09/2012) [-]
"Use your head sometimes."
Keep realistic.
User avatar #62 to #31 - schizoo (12/09/2012) [-]
in that sense wouldn't incredibly obese people have to pay extra as well?
User avatar #63 to #62 - wertq (12/09/2012) [-]
That would be.. *cough* offensive? But I heard obese people have to buy 2 tickets in order not to cause discomfort to a person who they're sitting next to.
#27 - huntertde (12/09/2012) [-]
Bitch, have you SEEN Americans these days? A space shuttle is a break for that poor plane.
User avatar #52 to #27 - elcreepo (12/09/2012) [-]
The fat American is a wild species, preferring to stay in its natural habitat rather than get stuck (literally) in an airport checkpoint while a pack of Skinny Americans gather around it and taunt it.
User avatar #29 to #27 - pieliker ONLINE (12/09/2012) [-]
I have never actually seen any fat people on a plane. (I'm 'murkan) Probably because all the fat people (The small amount there actually is around here... Except Dallas.) Prefer to stay home and don't travel a lot.
#43 - sirlongarm (12/09/2012) [-]
...before throwing him out of a plane?
User avatar #33 - semisane (12/09/2012) [-]
For ****** sake, the luggage weight limit is NOT for the plane, it's for the people who actually have to load it on to the plane. Before the limits were enforced they all started getting crippling back problems from the never-ending heavy lifting.
User avatar #34 to #33 - skeetonamber (12/09/2012) [-]
it's kind of silly, isn't it? getting on a plane if you think it can be weighed down by luggage... that would be an extreme safety hazard
#38 to #33 - rubbingalcohol (12/09/2012) [-]
I always thought the official explanation was they only carry set fuel for the journey based on passenger numbers and weight of the luggage to allow for extra in case of a diversion.
User avatar #66 to #38 - viscerys (12/09/2012) [-]
The actual explanation is that they want to find every way to milk money from you...
#36 to #33 - anon (12/09/2012) [-]
Its also for the plane as well, while maybe your extra few pounds wont make a difference Imagine if all 660 passengers brought 10 extra lbs or 20 the number adds up quick. and they account for peoples weight I believe the industry average if 170.6lbs per person (Also why if you weight to much you get charged for two seats)
#44 - ShyRogue (12/09/2012) [-]
Calling ******** on fees.
User avatar #48 to #44 - theugandanhero (12/09/2012) [-]
shut up moot jew
#19 - whatugawkinat (12/09/2012) [-]
...Airports are a business. Regardless of weather the fees are for fuel cost, they are going to charge for everything they can. Welcome to America.
User avatar #23 to #19 - mcrubxpcod (12/09/2012) [-]
Welcome to every single airport in the world!
#2 - mydogisbuff (12/09/2012) [-]
thats actually pretty cool how they did that...
pic somewhat related
#16 - klutzyspy (12/09/2012) [-]
umm the extra fee is fuel costs.
its not like it doesnt cost fuel to carry the space shuttle either.

Additionally, did you think the plane ran on money so if you paid a fee and they placed that in the fuel tank, suddenly it could fly with more luggage?
User avatar #10 - captinchikin (12/09/2012) [-]
It might be able to carry the 747....

But can it see why kids love Cinnamon Toast Crunch?
User avatar #13 to #10 - bromop (12/09/2012) [-]
lol wut? The 747 is the one carrying the shuttle, not the other way around.
User avatar #45 to #13 - captinchikin (12/09/2012) [-]
Oh...maybe I should have looked at the picture more uh...closely.
User avatar #46 - trojandetected (12/09/2012) [-]
Thats just plane wrong.
#14 - anon (12/09/2012) [-]
The plane is able to carry the shuttle because the shuttle is angled to create additional lift to alleviate some of its own weight. The More You Know.
#84 - anon (12/09/2012) [-]
If a 747 can carry the space shuttle, then I can kinda like bald eagles and kinda like bald eagles with hair.
#78 - baconmonkey (12/09/2012) [-]
i thought the same thing, but since the shuttle on top is designed to fly it actually creates more lift and ends up not really weighing anything at all
i was told this by a rocket scientist so i'm not just ************

but bag fees are stupid
User avatar #93 to #78 - legoheli (12/09/2012) [-]
Simple thing: There is no such thing as a rocket scientist, there are aerospace engineers and mechanical engineers and astrophysicists.

The 747 carrying the Shuttle has major disadvantages to a regular 747. The service ceiling of this aircraft is 15,000 feet, less than half of the usual cruise altitude for a Boeing 747, and it can only fly 1,000 nm (approx. 2300 km) before running out of fuel, so sure, cry about your overweight luggage, crashing into the Atlantic isn't much better.

The Space Shuttle had an AWFUL lift/drag ratio. That was something that was done on purpose to slow it down very quickly and assist in re-entry dynamics. There was a reason Shuttle Pilots called it "The Flying Brick".
#40 - unoletmehavename (12/09/2012) [-]
When i tried this in kerbal space program it went into flaming ball of death
User avatar #25 - badsamaritan ONLINE (12/09/2012) [-]
I saw it fly overhead on the morning commune to work.
User avatar #1 - moshthun (12/08/2012) [-]
Because 'Mericans are that fat that they actually weigh more when you add their luggage.

Europe humor.
User avatar #3 to #1 - snakefire (12/09/2012) [-]
lolole yurop masturd race
User avatar #112 to #3 - moshthun (12/10/2012) [-]
That was the entire joke. It was European master race humour... It wasn't meant to be aggresive, or mean.....

I am sorry if I offended anyone.
User avatar #113 to #112 - snakefire (12/10/2012) [-]
That was the entire joke, it was anti-semitic humor... it wasnt meant to be aggressive or mean...

its the same difference
User avatar #114 to #113 - moshthun (12/10/2012) [-]
No no no, not like that, you are misinterprinting me.

It was to show the stupidity within those jokes. Double layers.

But that would not work as well as it would in speech...
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