Finnair is asking to weigh its passengers pre-flight

Finnair is looking for 2,000 passengers to step on a scale prior to boarding in an attempt to verify the accuracy of its planes total weight.

Fortune says the company insists that the weigh-in is not to single out passengers, but to determine whether they have accurate data on passenger standard weights.

In Helsinki, 180 passengers have stepped on a scale with their luggage.

The weigh-ins are voluntary and anonymous and will go throughout the winter and summer. 

This seems to be a more tame study than in 2013, when Samoa Air began adjusting its ticket prices based on passenger's weight. 

A statement from Finnair says, “The initial reaction by our customers has been positive.”

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