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Should plane fares be judged by weight?


The world's first airline to charge passengers by their weight - rather than under a normal fare structure - says the policy is helping to raise obesity awareness and improve public health.

But the Samoan airline's policy is being attacked by an obesity expert and community leaders as insensitive and lame.

Samoa Air is a national airline which flies between the country's two main islands, Upolu and Savaii, and has started flights to American Samoa and Tonga. Passengers pay a price per kilogram they weigh, and the price varies according to the length of the route.

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