Samoa Air Charges by the Pounds You Weigh

Samoa Air Charges by the Pounds You Weigh

Ryanair floated the idea with a passenger survey in 2009 – but Samoa Air has become the world’s first airline to start charging passengers based on what they weigh, as well as their luggage. Samoa Air“The industry has this concept that all people throughout the world are the same size,” Samoa Air Chief Executive Chris Langton told Reuters. “Aeroplanes always run on weight, irrespective of seats. There is no doubt in my mind that this is the concept of the future. This is the fairest way of you travelling with your family, or yourself.”

When Samoa Air’s passengers book their flight, they are asked to input their approximate weight online to calculate their fare based on their weight and where they are flying, according to the company’s website.

Click to add a comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


NEIL STEEDMAN has been a trade journalist, copywriter, editor and proofreader for 50 years, and News & Features Editor for ‘Irish Travel Trade News’ for the past 40 years.

More in News

Aer Lingus Seattle

Aer Lingus Launches Super-Low Stateside Fares

Michael FloodMarch 17, 2018
John Spollen, Cassidy Travel, receives the ITTN Industry Achievement Award

John Spollen Nominated Unopposed for ITAA President

Michael FloodMarch 16, 2018
Hainan Airlines A330-300

Hainan Airlines to Fly Non-Stop Dublin-Beijing

Michael FloodMarch 15, 2018

Aegean Airlines and Dublin Airport Host Trade in Cooks Academy

Michael FloodMarch 15, 2018
Happy St Patricks Day from ATTS

Happy St Patrick’s Day from ATTS

Michael FloodMarch 15, 2018
Emirates New B777-200LR Business Class

Emirates Unveils More Spacious Business Class Seats on B777 Aircraft

Neil SteedmanMarch 14, 2018
Job Opportunities

World Travel Centre Seeks Operations Manager

Neil SteedmanMarch 14, 2018
Eurowings Boomerang Club

Hertz Enters Global Partnership with Eurowings

Neil SteedmanMarch 14, 2018
WTM London 2017

WTM London Announces New 
Exhibiting Area for Marketing and PR Professionals

Neil SteedmanMarch 14, 2018

Copyright © 2016 Belgrave Group Limited, C4 Nutgrove Office Park, Nutgrove Avenue, Rathfarnham, Dublin 14, Ireland