Airline passengers may have to get weighed before boarding
An American Airlines passengers rolls his luggage to check-in in Terminal A at Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport, Wednesday, March 24, 2021. - Tom Fox/TNS

Airline passengers may have to reveal their own cabin size before boarding, a new report claims. Citing an FAA advisory, travel site View from the Wing reports that because Americans are getting heavier, airlines may have to revisit estimates on how much cargo each plane is carrying for the sake of safety. According to that report, when it comes to planes that carry more than 70 passengers, estimates based on standard weights published by the CDC will suffice. But new considerations are being given for smaller airliners where passenger and baggage weights need to be more accurate. Being weighe...