Air New Zealand requires passengers to weigh themselves before boarding international flights.
Air New Zealand requires passengers to weigh themselves before boarding international flights. The new practice has been introduced as a survey that will take place until at least July 2. The company hopes to weigh about 10,000 passengers by then.
It is necessary for pilots to better understand the actual loads to balance the planes before takeoff, the company explains, since the rate of obesity in New Zealand is increasing. This information is also required by the national regulator, the Civil Aviation Authority.
Those responsible promise that the figures on the scales will not be visible to other passengers. The data is confidential and should not be published anywhere.
As for the passengers, some express their mixed feelings about this practice, which at the same time has been presented as optional. Weighing on Air New Zealand domestic flights was introduced in 2021.