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Samoan Airline Now Charges Passengers by Weight

Samoan Airline Now Charges Passengers by Weight

Samoa Air is the first airline to have a pricing policy based on the weight of the passenger! When passengers arrive at the airport and check their baggage, airport officials will weigh both the luggage and the passenger. The combined weight will determine the ticket price. The new policy was set in place mainly because Samoa


Fat Tax for Airline Passengers?!

A Norwegian Economics professor has recommended that airlines price their tickets based on what the passenger weighs creating a tax for fat. Dr. Bharat P. Bhatta is proposing three pricing models that “may provide significant benefits to airlines, passengers and society at large.” In a paper that he published in the Journal of Revenue and