Airline introduces world’s first ‘pay-by-weight’ customer charge

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Air travel is ripe for world firsts – take Virgin Atlantic's in-flight art gallery for example. In a slightly more controversial move, Samoa Air is now claiming to be the first airline in the world to charge passengers based on their own weight, as well as their luggage. Travelers booking a space on one of the company's air taxi or chartered flights fill out the details of their journey, how much luggage they will be taking and also their weight – give or take a few kilograms. The airline then adds up the total weight the customer will be adding…

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