|You’re going to fit all this WHERE?|
So, say you can fit about 200 people on a Boeing 737. And each of those people brings about a 40 pound bag onboard (since 50 pounds is the limit). How much weight does that add to a plane that already weighs around 80,000 pounds? That’s about an additional 50,000 pounds in 15 minutes! Holy cow, can a plane handle that?
The Core77 blog takes a look at how this quick weight gain works, and what keeps it from getting overloaded.