Would You Be Okay With Airlines Weighing You Before Flights?

This week, Finnish airline Finnair has been weighing select volunteer passengers at check-in, with their outerwear and luggage on, all for scientific study. With obesity becoming a global epidemic, the average weight of men and women has increased since 2008, when the European Aviation Safety Agency last reported the average weights, in order to ensure safest calculations for fueling and flying planes. The last calculations reported men’s weight at 185 pounds and women at 145 pounds and under 12s at 67 pounds, but Finnair wants to make sure they’re still in the right range.

  • Would you travel less if airlines started asking you to weigh in before you boarded the plane?

Link: http://www.nydailynews.com/life-style/finnish-airline-weigh-passengers-flights

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