A foreign airline made a female passenger step onto a baggage scale to check her weight.
Recently, a video went viral on social media that was filmed in March at an airport in the United States. In the video, a woman is seen stepping onto a baggage scale to be weighed메이저놀이터.
“The woman claimed she weighed 130 pounds (about 59 kilograms),” the poster explains, adding that the flight attendant suspected she was lying and put her on the scale.
“It was a small plane, so I guess they needed to know her exact weight for safety reasons,” he added. Other passengers watched as the woman was weighed.
Reactions to the video ranged from “offensive to watch,” to “small airplanes are sensitive to weight restrictions,” to “it seems like they’re discriminating against obese passengers,” to “they can’t do anything about it for safety.”
The airline’s behavior is not without legal consequences. In 2021, the FAA announced that small airplanes can require overweight passengers to weigh in to ensure they don’t exceed the allowed weight limit. However, the passenger’s weight should not be publicly displayed.
The weight of luggage and passengers on an airplane affects fuel consumption. The smaller the aircraft, the greater the weight impact.
New Zealand airlines also weigh their passengers for safety reasons. Air New Zealand will survey the average weight of international passengers at Auckland International Airport for five weeks until July 2, according to the New Zealand Herald.
More than 10,000 people need to participate in order to get a reasonable sample. Unwilling passengers can simply weigh their carry-on luggage before boarding the plane.