Airlines need to calculate and estimate the weight of their aircrafts to ensure its within allowable limits for the safety of the plane and passengers. Due to rising obesity rates and the population getting heavier, the average weight measurements airlines use to estimate this may be off. As a way to get a better sense of passenger weights, some airlines are considering random survey sampling which could include passengers being weighed at the gates.
Weighing random passengers at the gate would establish a more accurate number for average passenger weight so the airline can operate safely. Would you be cool with an airline weighing you at the gate before a flight?
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