Too fat to fly?

 Too fat to fly? (Steven Worster on flickr)

Are we getting too fat to fly? The head of Samoa Air, Chris Langton, believes charging passengers based on their weight is the "fairest way of travelling".

Rather than paying for seats, passengers would pay per kilogram with prices varying on route distance- making for cheaper flights for families with children. Customers would pay for the combined weight of themselves and their baggage.

Mr Langton also suggested that the new measures would help promote health awareness and weight loss in Samoa which has one of the highest obesity levels in the world.

Ever felt like you've been paying for half the passenger next to you? Well if you fly with Samoa Air, you won't have to worry about that…

What do you think? Is this a ridiculous idea or something airlines need to consider in attempts to cut and keep costs low? Let us know.

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