With the awful weather that seems to have arrived in the UK this week, it wouldn’t surprise me to hear that you may be worrying about whether your suitcase is too heavy for the plane, that you are looking at leaving on so that the wet dreary weather is behind you !
Well, a word of warning as it’s not just the suitcase you have to worry about now.
Hawaiian Airlines has brought in a policy to weigh larger passengers before letting them on the plane! The airline has introduced a new ticketing policy where passengers are weighed at check-in.
Two businessmen have filed official complaints against Hawaiian Airlines after they were allegedly weighed before they were allowed to board a flight with the carrier.
Instead of allowing its customers to pre-select seats for flights between Pago Pago, American Samoa, and Honolulu, the US carrier, it was alleged, recently ran a policy of weighing passengers before they were allocated seats.
The airline claims that the policy was designed to help distribute weight across the cabin and address a safety issue. The airline has also reported the move is to ‘manage weight across the cabin’ with one passenger complaining that he had been weighed at the check-in desk to ‘balance’ the aircraft.
It has been suggested that the move is because Samoa has a high rate of obesity – with up to 74.6% of adults considered obese, according to the CIA World Factbook.
In 2013, Samoa Air became the first airline in the world to charge passengers according to their size. Those flying on the South Pacific carrier, which largely operates domestic routes, were asked to pay one Samoan tālā (around 29p) for each kilo that they, combined with their luggage, weighed.
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Have you ever come across anything similar in the business world? Or is there something similar that you have tried to implement in your business, but received complaints? What did you do to rectify or justify your actions?
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