Helsinki based oneworld carrier Finnair is set to begin weighing passengers and their bags prior to boarding. The airline says the change is meant to provide more accurate data for improving the balance and operation of their flights. Finnair is currently using estimated average passenger and carry-on luggage weight data from a 2009 survey by the European Avian Safety Association. The airline wants more current data as they feel that measurements for both have likely changed.
Don’t worry though, the change will be voluntary! Scales will be placed next to the gates at Helsinki Airport (HEL) and the airline hopes 100-150 passengers (and their bags) per flight will offer to get on the scale. All data will remain confidential.
Full details from the Helsinki Times.