A Pacific airline has scrapped its traditional fares for a pay-what-you-weigh system. Under the new rules, passengers must give their weight along with the weight of their baggage, when booking flights with Samoa Air. And lying won't work. The airline plans to weigh passengers at the airport before they board their flight, the Sydney Morning Herald reports. The airline then uses the combined weight to calculate the fare. The longer the flight, the more per kilogram the ticket costs. "This is the fairest way of travelling," Samoa Air CEO Chris Langton told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation. "There are no extra fees in terms of excess baggage or anything — it is just a kilo is a kilo is a kilo." While some American airlines charge the price of two seats for obese passengers who can't fit into one, this is the first time an airline has charged by the kilogram.
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