Uzbekistan Airways will no longer just weigh luggage – the company will ask passengers to step on the scale, too.

The airline says that passengers will be weighed near the departure gate “in order to determine the average weight of passengers with hand luggage,” calling it a safety precaution.

It’s still unclear what action Uzbekistan Airways will take if a flight is deemed overweight.


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Samoa Air has been weighing passengers since 2013 when it started to charge customers based on their weight.

The hosts of “Outnumbered” weighed in on Uzbekistan Airways’ new plan. Hear what they had to say in the video above.


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