This Airline Is the Latest to Weigh Its Passengers Before Boarding

Korean Air will weigh passengers and luggage in August and September for safety testing.

The Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transport-mandated test will occur on local and foreign flights,

Korea JoongAng Daily reported. Customers can opt out of the test by telling an airline personnel.

"Korean Air passengers will be asked to step on scales with their carried-on items at each boarding gate," a KJD official said. "

The data collated anonymously will be utilized for survey purposes and doesn't mean overweight passengers will need to pay more."

Domestic flights will be tested at Gimpo International Airport from Aug. 28 to Sept. 6 and international flights at Incheon International Airport from Sept. 8 to Sept. 19.

"Korea's Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, and Transportation (MOLIT) has advised all Korean flag carriers to weigh passengers' carry-on baggage

to update its 'Aircraft Weight and Balance Management Standards,'" the airline told Travel + Leisure on Thursday. "This is crucial for safety

An aircraft's average weight and balance matter. The National Air and Space Museum states that lighter aircraft “the less work the engines have to do

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