Airlines May Soon Start Weighing Passengers At The Gate


Passengers could be weighed before they’re allowed onto planes due to FAA concerns that flights could be overloaded due to the amount of obesity in America according to Daily Mail.

Airlines use a standard average weight estimate for passengers, but the increase in obesity is causing them to review their estimates.

The weigh-ins would happen at the gate and would involve at least 15 percent of daily passengers selected at random.

No word on when this could go into effect, but don’t be surprised to be asked to step on a scale while boarding a plane in the near future.