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Should Airline Tickets Be Based On Weight?
How do the airlines determine the ticket costs? It seems to be based on the most traveled routes, time of year. A few weeks ago, a round trip ticket to Florida from California cost $475, now it is around $560. A flight to Germany easily runs $1000 and if you go over the baggage weight or size limit, you are charged $300 extra. On domestic flights, it is around $30.
Since baggage is charged by the weight and size, why not charge the airline ticket based on a person's weight? A human body is baggage. I think that would be a fair method, those that are grossly overweight and size, should be charged extra for the carry weight of an aircraft is limited. If the person is so large they must occupy two seats, they should pay for it.
By creating an airline ticket based on a person's weight, those that are lighter would pay less, those who weigh more, pay more. The exact criteria as to how much would need to be determined BUT the concept seems just. Those frequent flyers who are obese, would then have a reason to diet-to save airfare costs.
What are your thoughts?