I didn't get a chance to post this flight before I left, but I have a question maybe someone can answer.
After pulling back at the gate, we sat on the runway for at least 15 minutes. I know that the airline wants to push back on time so that they have an "on time" departure for the stats, but after push back, the pilot said that they had to crunch a few numbers because there was a big tailwind around the airport and they had to be sure that our weight was "legal". No further explanation was given, but we did have a bumby take off and ride until we got to altitude. Can someone explain this?