Airline weighs passengers to determine cost of flight

April 2, 2013 3:41:30 PM PDT
How much you weigh is how much you pay to fly Samoa Airlines.

The airline is charging people by the kilo instead of the seat. Under the airline's pay what you weigh system, passengers put their weight into the online booking section of the airline's website. The rates start at $1 per kilo, which is a buck for 2.2 pounds. The fare is the weight of the passenger plus the weight of their luggage.

The company's chief executive says this is the fairest way.


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