Airlines Telling Passengers They Need To Diet Before Flying With Them!


Please take a look and let me know what you think.

The FAA recommendations, according to reports, seem to be linked to the obesity crisis in the United States.
This is something I’ve contemplated in the airport before. How will there not be passenger weight limits if they weigh luggage and have luggage weight limits?

I’m not a big fan of rules in general, but this one makes sense. If people begin to weigh more on average, it will ultimately have an effect on plane safety.

Check this out:

Watch it here: Youtube/ CBS46 Atlanta

 According to Fox Business:

Data airlines use to measure passenger weight to ensure safety onboard planes may be outdated as the obesity rate in the U.S. increases. Now, air carriers may have to update average passenger weight, according to the airline blog View from the Wing, citing a circular advisory sent out by the Federal Aviation Administration.

Under the new pending requirements, reviewed by airline industry publication AirInsightGroup, airlines would be mandated to take surveys to set “standard average passenger weights” for crew members, baggage and passengers through random sampling and call on passengers to participate.

“Regardless of the sampling method used, an operator has the option of surveying each passenger and bag abroad the aircraft and should give a passenger the right to decline to participate in any passenger or weight survey,” the guidance says, according to AirInsightGroup. 

I think there should be a unified weight allowance on airlines that is an aggregation of your body weight and baggage weight – so every passenger has say (just an example) 120kg allowance. If you weigh 100kg you can bring a 20kg bag if you weigh 80kg you can bring 40kg?

Watch it here: Youtube/ CNN

The New York Post had this to say:

In a measure that will likely irk flyers, airlines could soon require plus-sized passengers to step on the scale — or provide their weight — before boarding the aircraft.

The initiative, which was outlined in a recent Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) advisory, strives to provide new data on average passenger weights as the current numbers reportedly don’t reflect today’s sky-high obesity rates in the US. In turn, this would help ensure aircrafts, especially the small ones, don’t exceed their allowable weight limit, View From the Wing reported.

To put it plane-ly, the FAA wants to gauge how much fatter Americans have gotten, to prevent things from coming apart when planes take to the skies.


1 thought on “Airlines Telling Passengers They Need To Diet Before Flying With Them!

  1. On the other hand, how many of us have, in recent years, been seated next to someone whose “girth” overflowed into our own seat space? Maybe it is time for some to pay for a second seat.

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