Gut Check? Airline Will Begin Weighing Passengers Pre-Flight

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Uzbekistan Airways announced they will begin weighing passengers and their hand luggage for “safety” before boarding the flight. (Interestingly enough, the original statement is no longer posted on their website.)

I guess with an airline that ranks comfort third on their tagline this shouldn’t be a surprise. And it’s unclear what the weight limit and the penalty for exceeding it will be, but it could impact quite a few passengers. According to The Telegraph article “More than 44 per cent of those 20 years and older in Uzbekistan were found to be overweight, while nearly 15 per cent were obese..”

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