Finnair wants to weigh people before flights

Finland’s Finnair is hoping to get at least 150 passengers on every flight to volunteer to be weighed along with their luggage.

While it may sound unusual, there’s logic behind the move: The airline wants a more accurate metric for determining aircraft weight and balance, which are able to in turn stimulate operations more efficient.

Previously, Finnair has had to rely on 2009 estimates made by the European Aviation Safety Agency, according to YLE News.

“We wishes to make sure we have the best possible data at our disposal also in this respect, ” Suokas told the newspaper Helsingin Sanomat. “That’s why we’re collecting data from our own network.”

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