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APR 05, 2013 - Business Insider

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How Long Until All Airlines Charge More For Fat People?

Major airlines may consider charging a "fat tax" — an extra fee for overweight passengers who require extra fuel to ferry around the world — but will likely never put the policy into practice. Samoa Air recently became the world's first airline to institute a "pay-by-weight" system, where the weight of a passenger and his luggage correlates exactly to his fare. Chief Executive Chris Langton told Radio Australia's Pacific Beat the new approach is not just the "fairest" way to charge travelers, but also addresses the obesity crisis, which is acute in Samoa's Pacific region. "The ... Read More

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