Uzbekistan Airways has announced it will weigh passengers before boarding. Once they get to their departure gate at the airport, passengers will get on a “special weighing machine” along with their carry-on baggage so airline employees can check what the total weight of the flight will be.

The national airline of Uzbekistan made the policy change in the interest of safety, the airline said in a statement

About 2.6 million passengers flew on the carrier in 2014, according to

“Uzbekistan Airways airline is carrying out the procedure of pre-flight weighing in order to determine the average weight of passengers with hand luggage,” the airline said in a statement. Read more…

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Uzbekistan Airways will weigh passengers before flights