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Q: Average weight of airline passengers ( No Answer,   2 Comments )
Subject: Average weight of airline passengers
Category: Health > Fitness and Nutrition
Asked by: stringraydunk-ga
List Price: $5.00
Posted: 28 Jul 2006 11:55 PDT
Expires: 27 Aug 2006 11:55 PDT
Question ID: 750451
The average weight of Americans has increased over the last 30 years.
I want to know the average weight of a passenger on major US airlines
over this time period (annual data) and the calculated  increase in 
jet fuel use because of this increased weight.

Request for Question Clarification by keystroke-ga on 28 Jul 2006 12:31 PDT
Have you tried speaking directly to AA to see if they can give you the information?

There is no answer at this time.

Subject: Re: Average weight of airline passengers
From: nelson-ga on 29 Jul 2006 01:49 PDT
I doubt that Alcoholics Anonymous would be of much assistance.  :-P

(Irony: I've just returned from the bar.)
Subject: Re: Average weight of airline passengers
From: myoarin-ga on 29 Jul 2006 04:59 PDT
These sites may help:

WHile these sites agree in mentioning an increase of 10 lb per
passenger, I note that the last one speaks of "passenger weight with
carry-on baggage".  Those laptops add up, as does perhaps the weight
of other carry-on baggage as more passengers avoid checking baggage. 
This site also mentions a relatively greater increase in women's
weight (hold off, girls!), but they are certainly carrying more
laptops than they used to.

Even in Russia, they are talking about the problem:

This is about marine vessels, but the weight problem is the same:

Somewhere in the above, there is also mention of the additional fuel required.

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