Finnair has announced their plans to begin weighing their passengers before they depart from Helsinki Airport. They will also be weighing all of the passenger’s luggage to more accurately guage the weight of the plane.
Finnair’s media relations director Paivyt Tallqvist explained the intention behind the idea.
“Loads are different in the summer, for example, when people don’t have their winter jackets and shoes and other paraphernalia. There is also a considerable seasonal difference in hand luggage weight for business and leisure travelers.”
The program will be voluntary for passengers, which is a good thing since around 32 percent of travelers have said that they would not get on a plane if it was mandatory to give their weight. The airline is hoping to gather the information from around 1,000 to 1,500 people, at which they can put it to use.