Fuel Matrix CEO Roy Fuscone told Lonely Planet the move isn’t about fat-shaming, or even charging based on weight – it’s all about saving fuel.
His company wants to provide software to airlines to manage passenger weight. He’s suggesting this be collected through discreet weigh stations at airports and is already talking to some in the UK about introducing pressure pads at bag drops or during a full-body scan.
Fuel Matrix is not the first company to suggest passengers are weighed – airline Finnair offered an optional weigh-in before boarding in 2017.
A spokesperson told The Telegraph it was to help get more precise figures for fuel use.
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