Economist Says 'Fat Tax' Can Benefit Airlines, Passengers

Should overweight passengers pay more for their flights than skinny fliers? One Norwegian economist thinks so. In an article in this month's Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, Bharat P. Bhatta writes that "All passengers are not alike in terms of their weight and the space they take in a plane." Weight and space, he said, are the major concerns on board an aircraft." Any flier that's been squeezed into the middle seat between two passengers of size knows it's unfair to have to share...Full Story
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