Airline to weigh passengers for ‘flight safety’

Airline to weigh passengers for ‘flight safety’

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Uzbekistan Airways passengers will be directed to a “special weighing machine” at the departure gate, to determine each person’s average weight with their hand baggage.

The airline said that individual passengers’ weights would not be disclosed, and “full confidentiality of results is guaranteed”, with the weighing machine only categorising passengers by sex and into adult and child groups. …

he Tashkent-based airline, whose motto is “safety, stability, comfort”, has not made it clear whether larger passengers will be charged a fee, or excluded from flights on smaller planes.

It is also not known what measures would be taken should the total weight of the passengers and their hand luggage appear to exceed an aircraft’s weight limit and guidelines.

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