We understand planes need to monitor the amount of weight onboard. But weighing passengers at the gate? That seems going weigh overboard.
Finnair will begin weighing passengers and their carry-ons at Helsinki Airport later this year. They claim the weighing will be voluntary and anonymous. Why would anyone who is sensitive about their weight – which in our unscientific survey is about 98% of all humans – volunteer to hop on a scale?
They aren’t the first airlines to do so. Air New Zealand and Korean Air have weighed passengers as well.
We suggest they do what helicopters do – a group weigh-in.
– The Travel 100 staff