The price you pay for an airline ticket will change, depending on when you buy it and when your flight is. Now a researcher from Norway is suggesting that airlines should set a starting price based on how much a passenger weighs.
Professor Bharat Bhatta had his findings published in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management. CNN reports that his study found reducing the weight on a plane by a little more than 2 pounds will result in fuel savings of $3,000 per year.
Samoa Air is already practicing a pay-per-weight model, charging passengers by the pound.
The National Association to Advance Fat Acceptance has come out in opposition to the weight pricing model.