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Economist Says Airlines Should Charge Passengers Based on Weight

One Norwegian Economist has an idea that isn’t flying with a lot of travelers.  He says airlines should consider charging by the pound.  Not how much your bag weighs, but how much you weigh.  He argues that reducing the weight on a plane by a little more than two pounds will result in fuel savings of $3,000 per year.  He proposes passengers self-declare their weight when they book a ticket.

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1 Comment to “Economist Says Airlines Should Charge Passengers Based on Weight”

    Finley Pruitt said:
    March 30, 2013 at 10:51 PM

    That would be a mistake, because then you would have people claiming discrimination. Then if a person was to go on vacation, gain ten pounds, does that mean, it would cost more to get back home?

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