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Several airlines have introduced weight checks for passengers and their luggage before boarding to calculate standard and average passenger weight. This passenger weigh-in measure, initiated today, allows airlines to distribute weight more effectively on international flights, thus reducing fuel usage. Foreign airlines have implemented the passenger weigh-in rule to investigate and calculate standard and average … …

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The "standard" weight of a passenger has for many years been 75 Kg. But weigh in on check in is nothing new, I have been weighed in quite a few times at check in, although it has always been for domestic flights on smaller aircraft like the  ATR 72's. I recall one flight where the very petite Filipina checking in before me didn't weigh much more than the two bags that I was checking in (I had a lot of scuba gear with me).

 

 

 

 

 

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