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weighing airline passengers

Weighing Airline passengers
With the recent incident on a flight from Arecife to Liverpool where they had to offload 20 passengers to be able to take off. You have to say that the weighing of passengers is only a matter of time away.
With a over quarter of Brits classified as obese and nearly 50% significantly overweight I think it’s only fair that anyone weighing more than 100kg or anyone with a BMI of 30+ should have to pay for 2 seats.
Obviously, if someone has a medical condition to cause their obesity then they should be exempt but let’s face it, most overweight people are just greedy. Greedy people should pay a supplement.
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This is a very touchy subject.
I believe that some inter island flights in the pacific already charge by weight, also I think air new Zealand tried it briefly.
After all in reality we are just "cargo" being transported.
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I was weighed together with my luggage for several scheduled flights on a DC3 from Norwich to Paris in around 1970. They also told me where to sit to balance the plane.
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Weighting passengers with their luggage is the fairest way, IMHO. Not selling tickets & luggage packages as separate products.
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