People are up in arms over a Chicago to London flight made by American Airlines. The airline’s crime? Flying with only five people on board.

It does sound pretty scandalous, but when you think about how there would have been a ton more passengers who wouldn’t have been able to make their flight from London to Chicago had American cancelled their flight, well, then that’s just equally scandalous and inconvenient for a lot of people. I suppose it was a decision that had to made on the spot, and American Airlines chose to keep the flight running anyway to keep the flow going. It would have been quite the time-waster for everyone had American chosen to wait until the flight fills up. Sounds like a practical decision to me really, though not the greenest one, and I can’t blame American for choosing to make sure that passengers reached their destinations on time.

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