Pay as you weigh

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  • the old switcharoo mesa, AZ
    April 9, 2013 10:35 p.m.

    I can't wait to hear all the stories of people passing out because they refused to eat or drink the day before a flight.

    But the bright side is that perhaps the US, Burma and Libera, the last three countries on Earth that haven't converted to the metric system might so we can all weigh ourselves at the airport and not have to convert.

  • UtahBlueDevil Durham, NC
    April 9, 2013 6:32 p.m.

    Oh... cool. So if you pay for being overweight.... I am sure they will also discount for being underweight, and we'll see those kids rates come back again too.....

    And since we are charging fat people for being fat, why don't we charge athletic people for their increased cost as well.

    This is just goofy.... lets all start charging based off of real cost. Perhaps besides a food charge, we should have a per minute rental rate charge for using the table and chairs. People who sit and talk after dinner also cost business money.

  • Hutterite American Fork, UT
    April 9, 2013 9:04 a.m.

    The problem is that, even if airlines here charge by the kilo, that will not be the end of it. The pay for weigh component will not displace the luggage charge, carryon charge, booking fee, seat selection fee, convenience charge, 9/11 fee, fuel surcharge, airport tax, TSA enhanced security levy, and six fifty a beer once you're on the plane. And with all that creative energy being put to parting a customer from their money, how could one possibly comparison shop airlines?