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The thing about Mass and Balance is it is normally done before hand on the load sheet, on a full plane its never going to matter, the same on an empty plane, but on low cost carriers with no pre assigned seating, you Have to regulate where pax sit, at least during take off and landing, so such an issue in flight as you can trim for pax movement, but you have to set the Stab Trim before take off, and if you have everyone sitting in the front rows, that may not leave enough margin for safety. There have been accident investigations that have determined that 1 (1 of many usually) of the causes was cargo incorrectly stored to far forward/aft.

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