Samoa Air Starts Charging Passengers By Weight

The recommendation of charging air passengers has finally happened. A small island air carrier has started charging fliers depending on how heavy they are. Reports revealed that Samoa Air charge fliers per kilogram, which differs based on the length of the route.

The air carrier started the weight-based scheme on its domestic flights in November last year, but it was only Wednesday when it said it will begin charging its first international flights on the weights of its passengers and bags. Each kilogram costs 93 cents to $1.06, and it still depends on the flight. This means that an average American man that has a weight of 195 pounds, and carries a 35-pound bag will have to shell out $97 to go only one-way between Apia, Samoa, and Pago Pago, and American Samoa.

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