Here’s an idea whose time may have come. Samoa Air, a tiny South Pacific airline, has introduced a ‘pay by weight’ pricing policy on its inter-island flights. The logic is diabolically simple: weigh passengers along with their baggage to determine the price of their tickets. Some folks are calling this an unfair ‘fat tax;’ but could it actually catch on?
While it may challenge weighty passengers to travel light; it could soften the blow to families traveling with small children – or anorexic models with heavy suitcases. Click here