Airline with flights to America's biggest cities asking to weigh passengers

by Frankie Norman November 5, 2017, 1:06
Airline with flights to America's biggest cities asking to weigh passengers

Finnair is planning on conducting research to improve the balance of aircraft carriers by placing scales next to departure gates at the Helsinki Airport, koco News reported.

Airlines in Europe base their planeloads in part on stats from the European Aviation Safety Agency.

An exciting trip may turn into an embarrassing one if someone asks you to weigh yourself when you reach the airport. So far, 180 passengers have volunteered to weigh in along with their carry-on luggage, a representative told the BBC.

According to reports, the completely voluntary campaign is an attempt by the Finnish airline to save on operating costs by calculating the total weight of the plane, as officials are now using 2009 estimates provided by the European Aviation Safety Agency. Their weight was only visible to the airline clerk, Tallqvist told HuffPost.

The airline is surveying customers to check that the estimates it has been using to calculate total weight, fuel and safety are accurate.

A Finnish airline is asking passengers to step on the scales before boarding their flight.

Finnair wants to gather its own weight data to ensure the safety of everyone who boards its flights.

For a male passenger, it is 88 kilograms (194 pounds), 70 kilograms (154 pounds) for a female passenger and 35 kilograms (77 pounds) for a child.

It's not the first time an airline has asked its passengers to disclose their weight. We use them for every flight, and they're important for the aircraft's performance.

"We just want to verify that the data we are using is as accurate as possible". They need a total of 2,000 to accurately understand their regular payloads, said Ms Tallqvist.

"That's why we're collecting data from our own network", Sami Suokas, the manager of customer processes at Finnair, told Finnish outlet Helsingin Sanomat. Alaska Airlines, United Airlines and American Airlines require overweight passengers to purchase a second seat.


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