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How do the airlines allot the seats for the passengers? Is there any procedure, like first front seats has to be filled next middle and at last the end seats?

Any algorithm works during the ticket booking to distribute the passengers according to their weight?

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  • $\begingroup$ Weight is not a factor as the airlines have no idea how big their passengers are. $\endgroup$ – GdD Oct 12 '17 at 7:57
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    $\begingroup$ @GdD there are standard tables to estimate the weight of the passengers. See here: aviation.stackexchange.com/a/27943/1467 $\endgroup$ – Federico Oct 12 '17 at 11:55
  • $\begingroup$ I'm aware of this @Federico, I'm saying that airlines do not have weight data on individual passengers. $\endgroup$ – GdD Oct 12 '17 at 12:17
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    $\begingroup$ I think we are saying the same thing @Federico. Weight is very important, but individual weights of passengers is unknown so they use a value based on known factors. $\endgroup$ – GdD Oct 12 '17 at 12:31
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    $\begingroup$ During seat allocation (which they call "inventory management", airlines are more focused on group seating strategies (families, larger groups) and revenue (cabin partition) than mass balance (which may be tuned by cargo load distribution). Reservation systems may include modules like "seat inventory management" and "load management" $\endgroup$ – mins Oct 14 '17 at 11:56
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It depends on the specific limitations of the aircraft and the flight booking load. If the flight is full, it not really an issue. Typically the check-in system will automatically distribute passengers throughout the cabin, starting from the front and moving backwards. Load planners may block rows during check-in if the flight is so empty the center of gravity will be exceeded, unless passengers sit in certain sections of the aircraft.

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