Tiny airline makes big pay-as-you-weigh waves

Apr 3, 2013 Full story: KCCI-TV Des Moines

In the interest of "keeping airfares fair," small South Pacific air carrier Samoa Air has started charging passengers by weight.

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“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#1 Apr 4, 2013
I think that's a great idea. You pay for freight by the pound, why not your lazy, fat buttocks?
Why should some unfortunate be forced to sit next to something that should be on a freight train anyway?
Next time[if you don't like it] just call CSX.
Cheaper too.
They should extend that to health insurance too...
SkinnyChic

Lady Lake, FL

#2 Apr 5, 2013
So GREAT. Leave the lard asses home. The last thing I want to see when I am on vacation is a FAT person in a bikini or Spedo. Stay home and lose weight. THEN you can come on the plane.
Big is Beautiful

Lady Lake, FL

#3 Apr 5, 2013
I am a BIG girl. Big is Beautiful. I don't think they should make me pay more. If they want to increase the airfares, they should improve the conditions on the planes. We all know how cramped the seating is. It's been getting worse every year. No legroom and those TINY bathrooms. And most airlines do not give you food any more. I have to bring my own.

“ Impulsive, bone in her teeth”

Since: Mar 08

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#4 Apr 7, 2013
Insurance companies should do the same. One country had to up grade to a hydrolic kifr system on their ambulance to prevent injury to the EMT's. having to hoist 400+ pounds into the vehicle.
No personal pride in those people. No excuse either.

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