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Controversial? Airline Starts to Weigh Passengers Before Takeoff

Get ready to step on the scales – and no, it’s not for a New Year’s resolution. Finnair is inviting passengers to voluntarily weigh themselves and their carry-on bags before takeoff. Why? Well, it’s all about keeping things shipshape in the skies.

You see, Finnair wants to collect data on aircraft cargo to ensure everything is perfectly balanced for your flight. And who better to help out than the very people who will be soaring through the clouds?

But don’t worry, your weight won’t be plastered on the departure board for all to see. Finnair promises that any info you share will be totally anonymous. They just want to update their weight averages, last calculated in 2018, to keep those flights smooth sailing.

So, how does it work? It’s simple. Before you hop on board, Finnair will ask if you’d like to participate. If you’re game, they’ll weigh you and your carry-on baggage. But fear not – this isn’t a covert operation to steal your personal data. They won’t be asking for your name or booking number. Your privacy is safe and sound.

Once Finnair has gathered all the data, they’ll crunch the numbers and use them to make sure their flights are as safe and stable as can be. And don’t worry about your weight being broadcast to the world – only the friendly folks at the measuring point will see the total.

The best part? You’re not just helping Finnair – you’re helping yourself. By pitching in, you’re making sure your flight is as smooth and comfortable as possible. Plus, it’s a great conversation starter at the gate. “Hey, did you hear about that time I helped Finnair balance their aircraft?”

So, next time you’re jetting off with Finnair, why not lend a hand – or a pound? It’s a small step that makes a big difference in keeping our skies safe. And who knows, maybe you’ll even get a round of applause from the flight crew for being such a helpful traveler.