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The average passenger weight has increased over the years.
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Plane Weight

Get this, some airlines are considering weighing passengers before boarding a flight and it's all in the name of safety according to experts. The average passenger weight has increased over the years with such high obesity rates and airlines now have to set new "Standard Passenger Weights". For instance, the weight of an average adult passenger and carry-on for years has been 170-175 pounds. That will be increased to 190-195 pounds.

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