Punish people for their flaws and make money doing it. It’s the liberal way.
Didn’t some airline have a marketing gimmick like this 20-30 years ago?
Public transportation is always subsidized and never makes any where near break even income. So why can’t riders pay the total cost of transportation?
How about we charge academics for their increased drag on society.
this would disproportionally target democrats.
especially the middle aged black women who the CDC finds are the fattest of the Fatties.
And Hispanics after them
How about letting the competing airlines set their rates in any manner they see fit, and let the market decide...
Why not tie this into the TSA screening. Clearly a groper is going to have a good feel, so-to-speak, for how rotund each enroute passenger is, and what weight factor they will be on the flight.
Shouldn’t a TSA screening suffice as a medical checkup?
I’d presume its a matter of time before TSA screening, TSA x-rays, your personal rotundity level, will be linked up with your Øbamacare record.
Why don’t we just produce more gas since electric jet airlines will not be happening anytime soon?
Lol, during the 1980s I smoked (since quit) and had a coworker who was forty or so pounds overweight. He liked to take the moral high ground concerning smoking, an anti-smoking Nazi, but of course, didn’t think his extra forty or so pounds merited any criticism.
I once told him that one day he and other overweight passengers would be charged extra by airlines since weight was a major restriction on how much a plane could carry, and therefore, how much profit could be made.
He thought I was nuts, but I assured him that there were people who’d try to make it so some day. Don’t know if it will happen, but I’d forward this to him if I know his email address.
Nice honest Norwegian name there. I'll be he loves his cross-country skiing.
Well I certainly see the basis of this idea-pay by weight has always been the norm for any other kind of shipping. As a tall guy though, I’m not particularly fond of the idea if it is strictly by weight compared to the current system. I am by no means fat as far as seat width goes, but I carry the weight of my height.
It will never directly affect me, I’d have to be a flier for it to do so. I haven’t flown a whole lot in my life time, since I got out of the service, I’ve not flown at all.
With TSA procedures being what they are, I never will. Their practices are the kind of nonsense, up with which, I will not put.
What’s the difference between natural ‘overweight’ and fat lazy socialist lazy pigs calorie enriched on food stamps, gummint fortified playing video games 24/7?
Going with the free market on this one.
The last time that I checked, while fuel costs does cost a lot for an airline, the marginal cost of the extra fuel to carry a heavy person is quite small...so if they are going to charge, the difference shouldn’t be much, unless they’re scamming their customers (as has been shown for other surcharges).
The cost difference between carrying a 175 pound passenger and a 200 pound passenger would not amount to anything measurable.Why don’t we just make sure that everyone boarding the plane pees and poops before hand.( Of course the genius population in our government would decree that they do the business ON the plane BEFORE takeoff) It makes as much sense. Those faculty lounges in Europe are just as dysfunctional as ours I guess. God Save the Republic!
simple solution..optional gift card,
for people willing to get
on a scale
The frequent flier pays less per flight (via frequent flier miles), but pays more over a lifetime because of the volume of travel.
The infrequent flier pays more due to not getting frequent flier discounts, and is essentially buying on the spot market.
This may have been the initial intent, but the linking of credit card spend to accumulated miles has put the airlines into the position of giving away more free seats than they anticipated.
Under this policy anorexics could fly for free.
From each according to his weight
To each according to the freight....