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U.S. Airlines May Start Weighing Passengers At The GateU.S. airlines may need to start weighing passengers in order to comply with FAA rules. For safety reasons, carriers need to calculate an aircraft’s weight and balance, and it has to be within allowable limits for the plane. However the assumptions they’ve been using for passengers are outdated. Americans are getting fatter, and the federal government wants airlines to find out how much fatter their passengers have gotten, at least for smaller aircraft. (viewfromthewing.com) More...
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If getting people to wear a mask was controversial this certainly will be. I think they will up the standard weight allowance to 220 lbs (100kg)
It happens in the Philippines though ? which really caught me by surprise the first time that the Check In Desk young lady said "Please Step Forwards onto the scale to register your weight Sir".
Same in Tanzania for the hop from Arusha to Zanzibar on a Cessna Caravan.
Caravans have always done this if carrying passengers - The light guy, (like me) in the back
I have to admit it was my only ride in a Caravan so far.
Sounds Air here in NZ don't weigh people and I flown them a few times, a robust little plane the Caravan.
the same, but cause we fly to local island on small airplane, so why its ok for them )