BREAKING NEWS – Wellington, New Zealand – Air New Zealand announced it will weigh some international passengers before they board flights this summer in an effort to gauge average passenger weight and improve fuel efficiency.
The passenger airline will ask more than 10,000 customers between May 29 and July 2 to hop on a scale at the gates of certain flights departing from the Auckland International Airport, according to a press release from the airline.
“If things go as planned, no person that we consider obese will be served any snacks on the plane,” said a spokesman for Auckland International Airport. “Some of them my be ordered to jog on a treadmill in the cargo for the duration of the flight. And if they object, they will be kicked off the plane after being giving two parachutes, for obvious reasons.”