Fatter Passengers Threaten Flight Safety

Scandinavian Airlines, SAS, has announced it will weigh some 20,000 passengers next year to study the increasing problems caused by fatter fliers.

The airlines – owned jointly by Sweden, Denmark and Norway – claim the average Scandinavian has gained 3 kilograms over the standard earlier determining safety precautions  – meaning aircraft are heavier, burn more fuel and require longer landing and take-offs.