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Airlines ask for volunteers, bump passengers as DIA temp hits 98
DENVER -- Airlines asked passengers to volunteer to move to other flights on Saturday, pointing to the heat as the reason the planes needed to shed weight before takeoff as the temperature at Denver International Airport hit 98 degrees. Steve Cowell, an aviation expert and former commercial airline pilot, said the request to move passengers to other flights to lighten the planes during takeoff is a common practice during hot temperatures.