What should the passenger load be depending on the time of day or day of the week my flight is on?

I had an interesting question pop into my head and I wanted to share it with you and maybe get some feedback on it.
My question is what I should set my passenger load to depending on if I’m flying in the morning, mid day, evening or at night? To add onto that I then was wondering if that number would change depending on the day of the week, for instance if it would be more full on a Friday than on a Tuesday or if the plane would be more full on a weekend than a week day.

Thank you for your enlightenment.

What I’ve seen from working as a ramp agent and flying standby on 25+ flights, Sundays, Mondays, and Fridays are usually the busy days. Times can be hit or miss. I’ve been on a full 5:45 am flight (PIT-ATL) and a 25% occupied 8 am 757-3 flight (MCO-DTW). Imo flights too and from an airline’s hub are always packed. SLC-ATL, SEA-ATL, JFK-LAX, etc. Destination is pretty seasonally dependent, obviously flights in and out of SLC,ASE,EGE are full in the winter and MCO,CUN,HNL get busy in the summer. To get an idea on the number of pax, go to the airlines website and select the seat map as if you’re purchasing a ticket.

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Thank you for your detailed response! I really appreciate it.

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No problem! This is small but if you or anyone else here on the forum are curios about the seat counts or bag/cargo loads of a certain Delta flight, drop me a pm. I’ll be happy to send that over.🙂

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Thanks! I might send a few questions at some point about being a ramp worker at Delta because that is the airline that I’m going to end up at.

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If I’m not wrong, Weekends and Fridays are always busiest, for obvious reasons - we personally usually book tickets on weekdays, as they can be cheaper, presumably for that reason.

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