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Geez, you can’t go anywhere without thinking about your weight anymore! You may have to jump on a large scale  before heading on vacation, and it won’t be to see if you can wear your skimpy black dress or bikini on the trip.  This is what I know right now:

CHICAGO: Travelers walk past a baggage scale at O’Hare International Airport  in Chicago, Illinois. The National Transportation Safety Board states that airlines should check the weight of passengers periodically prior to boarding, resulting in more accurate information on the overall weight of the departing plane. (Photo by Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

  • In an effort to cut costs and carbon emissions, airlines could one day start weighing passengers before they board the airplane.
  • According to The Sun, British carriers are discussing the possibility with a company called Fuel Matrix, who is looking to better calculate how much jet fuel is actually needed to complete each journey.
  • With more exact figures, the airlines could save as much as $1.35 billion worldwide, as well as reduce its carbon footprint.
  • Chief operating officer Nick Brasier describes the check-in process, which would see travelers step onto pressure pads, similar to luggage scales, sending the data discreetly back to the airline.

How do you feel about this? They say the info would be discreetly sent back to the airlines. Let’s hope so! I don’t want my numbers revealed to my flying companions! – Maryann Morgan – Joel & Maryann in the Morning