This airline is going to start weighing passengers before flight

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On one airline, a trip in flight will also involve a trip to the scale.

Uzbekistan Airways announced recently it would begin pre-flight weighing of passengers to determine the average weight of passengers and their carry-on luggage.

It appears that the procedure is strictly for research purposes and will aid the International Air Transport Association (IATA) in ensuring flight safety. Passengers will be asked to proceed through a weighing machine in the departure gate zone.

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The record of passenger weights will remain anonymous, according to the airline. Instead, weights will be categorized by gender or age, if the passenger is a child.

The International Air Transport Association and Uzbekistan Airlines did not immediately respond for comment.