New reports suggest how US-based airlines could soon be on their way to weighing passengers, right before their flights.
According to local media outlets, the news comes as the federal aviation authority went about announced how it was ahead in terms of obesity figures.
The statement released reportedly spoke about how aircraft were now required to ensure the maximal security of all passengers and for that to occur, they would need a safe weight, right before they took off. This would be a factor comprising of averages of both fuels, cargo, as well as crew members too.
A recent circular advisory released by the Federal Aviation Authority undoubtedly attracted plenty of attention across the board in recent times.
“Airlines would soon be on their way to updating their average weight for airline passengers so as to take into account all of the increases in the average weights of all adults in the American population.
Meanwhile, a recent airline blog called the ‘View from the Wing’ spoke about how the FAA now realized that passenger weight varies by route. Therefore, airlines may probably want to document the differences too.
With that being said, standard weights would not be appropriate for small-sized airlines, those possessing smaller sample sizes as well as a greater likelihood of shifting of variance from the normal average.
The measure has already begun to irk plenty of plus-size flyers who view stepping on scales as a daunting task. And doing that while traveling for a vacation could possibly spell disaster for them.
One viewer tried to explain the new finding in simple words by stating how the FAA simply wants to see how much fatter the American population has gotten, in an attempt to prevent things from going haywire and going apart, whenever an airline hits the skies.