Airfares based on passenger weight won't fly, experts say
- April 7, 2013
- Jan Brueckner, economics professor and department chair, is quoted in the Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune April 7, 2013
From the LA Times:
News that the tiny Samoa-based carrier Samoa Air has begun to charge fares based on the weight of its passengers has some fliers worried that the idea might catch on with other airlines. “There is no doubt in my mind that this is the concept of the future,” said Samoa Air’s chief executive, Chris Langton. “Any airline that tries that, heavy people would not fly that airline,” said Jan Brueckner, a UC Irvine economics professor and expert on the airline industry… “In addition to being outrageous, it would also be a logistical mess,” Brueckner said. “I think it’s a non-starter.”
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