Hey guys !! Thumbs up for Samoa Air! This sounds a great motivation for people to lose weight because as the famous quote says: "the region of the body that hurts more is the pocket! ;) But in my opinion I think it's better to charge per excess weight, like every kilo above the ideal weight could be charged 5 $ so it's fair for everybody, what do you think?
CALGARY- A South Pacific airline has come up with a controversial new way of selling tickets, that’s giving travellers extra incentive to get into shape before their vacation.
Samoa Air is now charging passengers by weight, through a program they call Air‘fair’. To book, passengers choose their flight, and enter the estimated weight of themselves combined with their baggage. Before getting on board, passengers and their luggage are weighed again to ensure to correct price.
Airfare is then calculated at a price of anywhere between $1 and $4.16 per kilogram, varying on the route.
Samoa Air is the first commercial airline to ever charge passengers by weight. More than 80 per cent of Samoa’s residents over age 15 are considered overweight, making it one of the world’s most obese countries.
The airline flies domestically, and between Tonga and the Cook Islands.
Article by: http://globalnews.ca/news/448010/priced-by-the-pound-airline-charges-passengers-by-weigh/
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