Airline Begins Weighing Passengers, Will ‘Exclude’ Heavy Flyers

Airline Begins Weighing Passengers, Will ‘Exclude’ Heavy Flyers (ZeroHedge, Aug 15, 2015):

In 2013, Samoan Air became the world’s first airline to charge passengers according to their their weight. Now, two years later, Uzbekistan Airways has gone one further than the pay-by-weight model. The Tashkent-based airline has installed special weighing machines in the departure gate zones to weigh people and their hand luggage, noting that some overweight people could be excluded from busy flights on smaller planes if limits are exceeded“We are not selling seats, we are selling weight.”

3 thoughts on “Airline Begins Weighing Passengers, Will ‘Exclude’ Heavy Flyers”

  1. As one who has ridden on small planes and helicopters, the weight of passengers, and placing them to best balance the weight in flight does have relevance. I have been asked my weight & never minded telling them.

    In larger planes, like jets, weight of passengers has never been an issue.
    What kind of planes do these folks use?


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