Samoa Air charges your fare by your weight!

Uzbekistan Airways to weigh passengers before boarding

Samoa Air gained global press coverage by becoming the first airline in the world to charge customers by body weight plus luggage.

The fare is calculated by multiplying a base fare (depending on the route flown) by the total weight of the passenger plus their luggage. So a passenger flying from Apia to Asau weighing 80 kg and carrying 20 kg of luggage would pay US$ 132 for the flight (100 kg x US$ 1.32 base fare), while another passenger weighing 60 kg and traveling without luggage would pay US$ 79.20 (60 kg x US$ 1.32 base fare) for the same flight.

While the airline faced criticism from around the world for this policy, with some calling it a “fat tax”, the airline claims that it is a fair model.

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Samoa Air introduces ‘XL class’ for larger passengers

Samoa Air, the world’s first airline to charge people according to their weight rather than by seat, is introducing a special “XL class” to cater for larger passengers.

zxlSamoa Air is introducing a special “XL class” to cater for larger passengers Photo: Facebook

1:06PM BST 18 Jun 2013

The Pacific national airline is creating a wider row on its aircrafts for passengers who weigh more than 286 pounds (130 kilograms). Samoa has one of the world’s highest rates of obesity.

The airline’s head, Chris Langton, said the XL row would be extended by 12 to 14 inches and the changes would be introduced by the end of the week.

“Once you’re up around that sort of [weight] … a traditional seat on any airline is going to be uncomfortable,” he told ABC News.

“Quite often the access is difficult, and even the space between the seats is enough that even when you’ve squeezed into the seats there’s no room for your legs. That’s where the XL has come in – we do it with shirts and clothing and other things where we have different standard sizes.”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/travel/travelnews/10127347/Samoa-Air-introduces-XL-class-for-larger-passengers.html

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