European airline wants to put passengers on the scales
The national carrier in Finland has been running a trial at Helsinki Airport, asking passengers to step on the scales at check-in.
Finnair is gathering data on passenger weight.
Samoa Air became the first airline to charge passengers by the kilo rather than per person, back in 2013.
Tony Webber, managing director of Airline Intelligence and Research, told Ross and John it was more about understanding the total weight and fuel costs.
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“I think it’s more to get a better understanding of how much passenger weight is being loaded onto the plane and therefore that will allow them to understand how much freight they can load on the plane.”
But he said there was a chance it could put off passengers off.
“It could be one of those forces that may influence heavier passengers you fly on a different flight, or if it takes more time at check-in, or people are just annoyed by the fact they are getting weighed.”