DECATUR-A new study suggests something
new and controversial pay-as-you weigh pricing for airline tickets.
When flying we're all familiar with
weight reducing tactics like charging fees for checking baggage or
making customers who can't sit with arm rests down to purchase two
But economist Bharat Bhatta says the
cost of flying should be distributed more fairly among passengers.
He argues that heavier people produce
more wear and tear on seats and it takes more fuel to transport them.
So he offers a few different pricing
plans the best he says setting three separate fares based on whether
passengers are at, below, or above average weight.
He does say however for the higher
price heavier people would be entitled to more space.
Now, there is actually one airline that
already charges by weight Samoa Air.
They started that in December.
We'll see if any domestic airlines