Professor says travelers should pay for airplane tickets based on weight

Prof: Heavier passengers cost airlines more

A "pay-what-you-weigh" airline pricing plan has been suggested by a professor in Norway.

In the March 2013 issue of the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management, the professor suggested that heavier passengers should pay more for their plane tickets and the lighter ones to pay less.

The article says that extra weight means more jet fuel burned, which leads to more carbon dioxide emissions and financial costs for airlines.

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