Aug 15

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.”

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3 Responses to “Airline Begins Weighing Passengers, Will ‘Exclude’ Heavy Flyers”

  1. Marilyn Gjerdrum Says:

    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?

  2. squodgy Says:

    Never seen a skinny Samoan, or Tongan.

    But Tahiti is a different matter!!!

  3. squodgy Says:

    India joins the ISS project with an instant space station….

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