After Air New Zealand, passengers flying on Korean Air –South Korea’s largest airline– can be requested to step on a scale earlier than boarding their flight, the Independent reported. Korean Air confirmed on its website that it might be ”measuring the common weight of passengers together with their carry-on objects for flight security”.
The method is used to assist decide the burden distribution of plane, and calculations have to happen each 5 years.
The weighing will happen in entrance of the gates and earlier than boarding, The Korea Instances reported.
This initiative has already been rolled out for home passengers at Gimpo Worldwide Airport from August 28 to September 6, adopted by worldwide passengers at Incheon Worldwide Airport from September 8 to September 19.
For any passengers who’re uncomfortable concerning the course of, the airways stated that each passengers and baggage can be weighed anonymously. If a passenger continues to be skeptical and chooses to not take part in these weight measurements, they will opt-out by letting a employees member know.
As soon as all the info is collected it is going to be shared with Korea’s Ministry of Land, Infrastructure and Transport and can assist the airways decide how a lot gas is required and the way to distribute weight onboard planes.
”The info collated anonymously can be utilized for survey functions and doesn’t suggest chubby passengers might want to pay extra,” the airline stated.
In July this yr, Air New Zealand started weighing passengers departing on worldwide flights from the Auckland Worldwide Airport. The flag provider stated this system, which the airline referred to as a passenger weight survey, is a approach to collect information on the burden load and distribution of planes.
Described as an ‘important’ initiative, the survey is getting used to find out the common buyer weight, which pilots have to know earlier than departure.