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This Airline Will Not Only Weigh The Luggage, But Will Also Weigh The Passengers; Know The Details

All of this is required to guarantee secure travel. Experts had previously stated that in order to guarantee long-distance safety, airplanes needed to be correctly balanced.

Edited By : simran rajpal | Updated: Feb 10, 2024 10:07 IST
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Prior to boarding the aircraft, passengers will be weighed, according to Finnair spokeswoman Kaisa Tikkanen.

She stated: “This measurement began at Helsinki Airport on Monday of this week.” Over 500 volunteers have taken part in this effort thus far. The airline stated that they were calculating the aircraft’s entire weight, which included fuel, checked baggage, cargo, onboard cuisine, water tanks, and of course the weight of the passengers.

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What Did The Finnair Spokeswoman Said?

All of this is required to guarantee secure travel. Experts had previously stated that in order to guarantee long-distance safety, airplanes needed to be correctly balanced. Passengers were reassured by Finnair’s head of ground procedures, Satu Munnukka, that the person operating the scale would be the only one to see their weight.

Will Privacy Be Taken Care Of?

“You can feel secure about your privacy because only the customer service representative working at the measurement point can see the total weight,” he stated. In order to fly a plane safely, some calculations must be made. For example, the plane’s balance and fuel requirements can be met by utilizing the anticipated average weight of each passenger. As you may recall, United Airlines began limiting the number of seats available on flights due to the growing number of customers.

Then it was mentioned that in order to maintain safety, seating arrangements would need to be modified when the number of passengers inside the aircraft increased. This would require leaving certain seats unoccupied. “You can feel secure about your privacy because only the customer service representative working at the measurement point can see the total weight,” he stated.

In order to fly a plane safely, some calculations must be made. For example, the plane’s balance and fuel requirements can be met by utilizing the anticipated average weight of each passenger. As you may recall, United Airlines began limiting the number of seats available on flights due to the growing number of customers.

Then it was mentioned that in order to maintain safety, seating arrangements would need to be modified when the number of passengers inside the aircraft increased. This would require leaving certain seats unoccupied.

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First published on: Feb 10, 2024 10:06 AM IST

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