Airline Asks Passengers to Step On Scale Before Boarding

It's not unusual for airlines to weigh a passenger's bags.  But one European airline is actually weighing passengers before they fly.  And it's got nothing to do with fat-shaming.  

Finnish airline Finnair is asking customers to step on the scales before flying in a bid to gather data.  The company says by weighing customers, it hopes to slash operating costs so it can better estimate fuel requirements.  

Getting on the scales is voluntary at Helsinki Airport.  So far, Finnair has only managed to weigh 180 passengers.  The "Mirror" reports the airline has a goal of weighing two-thousand passengers.  

In August 2015, Uzbekistan Airways also weighed its customers.  And in 2013, Samoa Air became the first airline to charge passengers by weight.

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