Airline Begins Charging Passengers by the Pound

Samoa Air is the world’s first airline to charge passengers per pound, rather than per seat. The airline announced that they plan to start pricing tickets according to the weight of passengers and their bags. Chris Langton, the chief executive of Samoa Air, said this is “the fairest way of traveling”. Apparently passengers will be weighed in at the check-in counter along with their bags. The airline flies smaller aircraft, just around the Islands of Samoa.