airline to weigh passengers before boarding, travel hits new low (updated)
The airline said that prior to boarding, the staff would \"Advise\" travelers to use the \"special weighing machine\" in the gate area in the name of \"ensuring flight safety \".
\"Here is the airline\'s statement outlining the reasons behind the decision: Please note that Uzbek airlines performs pre-flight weighing procedures to determine the average weight of passengers carrying hand luggage.
According to the rules of the International Air Transport Association, airlines are obliged to carry out routine procedures for pre-flight control of passenger weighing with hand luggage in order to comply with the requirements to ensure flight safety.
After passing the inspection
During flight and before boarding, we recommend that you weigh the program by a dedicated weighing machine placed in the gate area.
The weighing records will contain only the corresponding passenger categories (i. e.
As for the rest, full secrecy of the results is guaranteed.
We will thank you for your help and thank you in advance for your help in resolving our common flight safety mission!
Airlines are weighing according to the announcement-
Because of a regulation of the International Air Transport Association.
But the International Air Transport Association says there is no such rule.
\"We do not know the rules of the International Air Transport Association regarding the weighing of passengers and their hand luggage before flying,\" said Chris Goater, communications manager of the International Air Transport Association company, said in an email statement to Huffington Post.
Instead, Goater said, \"all airlines have policies for aircraft load calculation, weight and balance.
These policies, in turn, are subject to the rules and regulations of their national aviation regulatory authorities.
Uzbek Airlines said that \"there is a guarantee for the secrecy of the results\", but the procedure seems a bit ridiculous.
Even more ridiculous: as early as 2013, Samoa Airlines began to charge passengers by passenger weight.
Uzbek airlines did not respond to requests for comment when it was released.
Update: August 14, 2015--
Since the website now says \"Page Not Found\", Uzbek airlines has apparently closed the pre-flight procedure page.