The New Airfare: 5 Ways Airlines Should Determine Ticket Prices

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If you’re a bit on the heavy side, you may want to avoid flying Samoa Air any time soon (not that that should be too hard). The CEO of the airline recently announced a new way of charging their passengers: paying by the pound. Samoa Air’s rates start at $1 per kilo (a little more than 2 lbs.), and include the weight of the passenger and their baggage. It could save money for families with small children or senior groups comprised of frail 80-year-olds, but the average American could be looking at some serious cheddar (mostly because we eat too much cheddar). With weight now a determining factor, what else could play a role in your future ticket prices?
The New Airfare: 5 Ways Airlines Should Determine Ticket Prices
Image Credit: Sdecoret / Shutterstock.com
If you’re a bit on the heavy side, you may want to avoid flying Samoa Air any time soon (not that that should be too hard). The CEO of the airline recently announced a new way of charging their passengers: paying by the pound. Samoa Air’s rates start at $1 per kilo (a little more than 2 lbs.), and include the weight of the passenger and their baggage. It could save money for families with small children or senior groups comprised of frail 80-year-olds, but the average American could be looking at some serious cheddar (mostly because we eat too much cheddar). With weight now a determining factor, what else could play a role in your future ticket prices?
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