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Weight and Balance on the B-757

Date: April 19, 2022

As we reported earlier this year and in accordance with a Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) directive, safety guidelines in the operation of 757 aircraft were implemented to address maximum gross take-off weight at various times throughout the year. The result is the blocking of selected seats for the purposes of weight and balance. As a reminder, passengers or crew should not be utilizing these blocked seats. Working crew should monitor these seats throughout the flight to ensure they are not occupied. The specific seats are detailed by and vary by 757 aircraft type as follows:




(6 seats)


24B, 27E, 30B, 34E, 37B, 40B


(3 seats)

29B, 32E, 36B


(6 seats)

16B, 19E, 27B, 30E, 36B, 39E


It is also especially important for those of us commuting to work to be prepared for this potential reduction in available seats which cannot be used when jumpseating.

Keeping in mind, when using Cabin Jumpseat Authority, our Contract provides for the following in Section 3.A.:

Jumpseat authority shall not be denied due to aircraft weight restrictions. The number of Flight Attendants using jumpseat authority on weight restricted flights may be limited to the number of available (physical) jumpseats.

For more information and assistance, please contact your AFA Local Council office.

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