Airline To Weigh Passengers Before Boarding, Travel Hits New Low

As if air travel couldn’t get any worse, Uzbekistan Airways announced on its website Friday that the carrier will be weighing its passengers before they step on the plane. Prior to boarding, the airline says, staff will “suggest” travelers use the “special weighing machine” in the gate area in the name of “ensuring flight safety.”

Below is the airline’s statement, outlining the reasoning behind the decision:

Please be informed that Uzbekistan Airways airline carries out the procedure of preflight weighing for determination of the average weight of passenger with hand baggage.

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Source : HuffingtonPost.Com

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