Passengers tipping the scales to airlines' discontent

08/12/2005 | Chicago Tribune (tiered subscription model)

With the average passenger tipping the scales at nearly 200 pounds, airlines are shedding planes' extra weight, removing magazines, seat phones, life vests from some aircraft and even a row of seats. The Federal Aviation Administration has revised its guidelines for how airlines are to calculate the weight and enter of gravity of planes before takeoff.

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