Is the weighing of passengers before their flights about to take off?

Mail Online | 4/18/2019 | Jennifer Newton for MailOnline
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Passengers may soon be weighed before they board flights in a bid to cut costs and carbon emissions.

Berkshire-based company Fuel Matrix is reportedly in talks with long-haul airlines in the UK over the deployment of 'pressure pads' that would discreetly weigh passengers as they pass through the airport.

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This data could then be passed directly to the flight deck for pilots to work out precisely how much fuel their plane needs.

Ideas have ranged from installing pressure pads at self-service baggage drops or at security body scan machines.

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Airlines have to carefully calculate how much fuel they need for flights as the heavier the load - the more fuel they need.

Using more fuel is not only expensive for carriers but also produces more carbon emissions.

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Currently, airlines calculate the total weight of its passengers using...
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