As is usual on every plane trip, packing your suitcase can be a real challenge, since it cannot exceed a certain amount of kilos. However, in recent days, it emerged that a Finnish airline decided to weigh its passengers before they board their planes.
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According to reports, Finnair, one of the most popular Scandinavian airlines, has asked some of its regular customers to undergo this test voluntarily.
This information is being collected with the objective of accurately calibrating the weight estimates of the aircraft before takeoff for the safe operation of the flights. Additionally, it can help determine fuel efficiency.
Finnair is weighing volunteer passengers at the boarding gate. (Photo: AP)
As reported by The Mirror, Kaisa Tikkanen, spokesperson for the airline, explained: “The measurements began on Monday at Helsinki airport. So far, more than 500 volunteer customers have participated in the weigh-ins.”
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For his part, Satu Munnukka, head of ground processes at Finnair, assured passengers that the weight will only be seen by the person operating the scale. “Only the customer service agent working at the measurement point can see the total weight, so you can participate in the study with peace of mind,” he clarified.