Uzbekistan Airways will have a “special weighing machine” to weigh passengers with their hand luggage before departure.
While this move is to make sure the planes are not flying over their weight capacity, it isn’t clear whether this will lead to any passenger weight restrictions.
The airline assures any records kept on the weight of passengers will remain confidential.
Could this lead to extra charges for overweight passengers? Which makes more of a difference: the weight of the passenger or the weight of the luggage they bring aboard the plane?