We can't see Aer Lingus or Ryanair introducing a controversial new airline policy from Uzbekistan 5 years ago

We can't see Aer Lingus or Ryanair introducing a controversial new airline policy from Uzbekistan

That's a bit over the top.

Passengers are to be weighed along with their luggage on Uzbekistan Airlines to help promote flight safety, the airline has announced.

A special weighing machine is to be installed at departure gates to weigh passengers along with their hand luggage, with passengers required to identify themselves as a man, woman or child at the gates.

The new measures are being brought in to find the average weight of passengers and to help estimate the weight of the plane.

There are no plans as of yet to charge people according to their weight or to set an average weight.

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A statement released on the airline's website says:聽"According to the rules of International Air Transport Association, airlines are obliged to carry out the regular procedures of preflight control passengers weighing with hand baggage to observe requirements for ensuring flight safety."

Despite this, a spokesman for the International Air Transport Association told CNN that they were not aware of any such regulation.

Hat-tip to the Independent