Island Where Obesity May Not Be All It Seems
Samoa has one of the highest rates of obesity in the world. But while the ranking by one widely used measure is accurate, it could also be misleading.
Airline passengers charged by their body weight
The national carrier of a South Pacific island has started to charge passengers based on their actual body weight. Samoa Air, which was launched last year, has become the first airline in the world to charge passengers by their body weight
Samoa Air Rolling Out "Pay As You Weigh" Fares
cylonlover writes "Thrifty Samoans looking to take a trip may want to shed a few pounds before booking a flight with Samoan Air after the airline announced the implementation of a 'pay as you weigh' system. Unlike some other airlines that have courted controversy by forcing some obese passengers to purchase two seats, Samoa's national carrier will charge passengers based on their weight." They have a demo fare calculator for the curious.
Weigh More, Pay More on Samoa Air
A tiny South Pacific airline is charging passengers based on their weight, at a time when other carriers have only ventured to seek payment for luggage and meals.
Samoa Air defends 'pay-as-you-weigh' pricing
Samoa Air CEO defends new policy, calling it the "concept of the future" and "the fairest way to travel".