Finnair is usually asking for a few volunteers, not to take a later flight, yet to step on a scale before boarding the plane.
The Finnish airline told CNBC which which has asked about 180 passengers to weigh in before flights via Helsinki Airport which week along with which needs about 2,000 travelers to get an accurate read on passenger weights along with their carry-on bags.
The study will continue through spring 2018, Finnair said, because which wants to collect data when travelers are carrying heavy winter coats along with when they are traveling lighter in warmer weather. The information will be kept anonymous, the airline said.
The aim of the weigh-ins, which might be more familiar to travelers who have flown on smaller planes, is usually to update nearly decade-old data on average passenger weights as which expands its route network along with needs to accurately forecast payloads along with how much fuel which requires.
“We have a strong safety culture at Finnair, along with are also a very data-driven organization, so we want to ensure we develop the best possible data in use in aircraft performance along with loading calculations,” Finnair said.
The airline said which, like additional carriers, is usually using European Aviation Safety Agency data via 2009, which lists the standard weight, including carry-on luggage, for a male passenger at 88 kilograms (194 pounds), 70 kilograms (154 pounds) for a female passenger along with 35 kilograms (77 pounds) for a child.
“currently we feel which is usually time to update the data, as our traffic has developed along with grown a lot,” Finnair said. “We have a very international customer base, as many of our customers transfer with us between Europe along with Asia, along with then we have our domestic traffic as well.”
At least you can leave your shoes on.