Airliners to start weighing passengers

Airliners to start weighing passengers

Sitting next to stranger on a plane even at the best of times isn’t great but sitting next to someone that is effectively forcing you to snuggle into their armpit is a lot worse!

It seems opinions are mixed on whether overweight passengers should be forced to pay for multiple seats etc however one airline is now going one step further and actually weighing all passengers with a new ‘special’ scale.

However good news at the moment is they won’t be charging people extra if they’re above the average human weight, Uzbekistan Airways have stated the information collected will be confidential and it’s purely to ensure the safety of other passengers and crew on the flight. Presumably to ensure they’ve got enough fuel etc.

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