Planes have certain range which is available for max payload.
However if I configure a premium heavy cabin, does it mean that I get to fly further without payload restrictions ?
I would assume that 100 premium seats + PAX weigh less than 160 Standard seats + PAX ? Is there a way to figure this out during the cabin configuration process so that I do not have to actually assign the cabin to an aircraft to try it out (and loose money in the process...).
A simple formula to compute max payload weight for each config would do the trick ;-)
Every passenger weight 95 kg so you can calculate the total weight of passengers. Also, one cargo unit is 100 kg. Then, you can check the performance tool to see exactly the maximum admitted payload for a flight and for a specific airline.
I thought fuel was also a factor in calculating weight. My ATR will not have cargo for longer route even though it is within distance and runway restriction. Somebody said, that people who travel longer route will have more baggage, so it will take more space in the cargo. I thought it was because it has more fuel in it. But from what I know, as long as it is within the maximum range, fuel has nothing to do with the weight. Fuel has something to do with turnaround times. (In Dynamic Turnaround world)
To put it simply: The take-off weight consists of the aircraft’s empty weight (OEW), the weight of the fuel and the weight of the payload. All three together must not exceed the maximum take-off weight (MTOW). So on longer flights which require more fuel and on which there’s more luggage per pax (in worlds with Dynamic Turnaround Times only), your cargo capacity might drop.