Air New Zealand Has Started Weighing Passengers Before They Depart The Country [Roundup]

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  1. Obese passengers mean more fuel burn.
    So why not charge them more?

    Makes sense from the ANZ end of things.

  2. @Ben Rothke: Most congressmen are fat. For this reason alone, individualised weight pricing will never fly

  3. @Esquiar. Not sure if most are.
    Either way, this does not require an act of congress to implement.

  4. Didn’t a US airline once offer a promotional that was $1 per pound and everyone got weighed? Maybe it wasn’t in the US, but I seem to remember it.

  5. Cancel your United credit cards. Chase is the only one who can slow the devaluation march and they will only care if they feel it in their bottom line.

  6. @Doug is correct.

    Let’s go one further step: bloggers quit pimping shiny bits if Chase plastic ad nauseam ad infinitum

  7. So will they weigh people returning from their vacation (after having eaten a lot) or that’s not the point. On a positive, note at least the person will know how much they weigh (jackets included).

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