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Old April 3rd, 2013 (11:23 AM).
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Does that mean people underweight get discounts? How about the little kids who way next to nothing?

This is kind of silly, in my opinion. Taking weight into account of ticket price is being very specific. Not to mention time consuming. You mean people are going to have to get themselves weighed when checking in their luggage? That's going to anger a lot of people waiting in line and is just going to take up unnecessary time.

Gosh, I hope this isn't something that catches on between other airlines. You know airline companies will look for any new way to get more money and this could be the start of a new fad for them.

I guess there is a bright side to this though. If people start to realize their weight is costing them more money that they don't otherwise need to be spending, then perhaps they will become more aware of their own personal health and obesity issues and work to lose a few pounds.

I still think this is a silly policy though.
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This is just plain asking for a discrimination lawsuit from a customer. It's basically profiling.
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I think price discrimination is usually legal in most places though. And it's clear in the business's policy and they're a private entity, so I don't think you can force them to change their policy.
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I think price discrimination is usually legal in most places though. And it's clear in the business's policy and they're a private entity, so I don't think you can force them to change their policy.
Maybe in Samoa. In the US, it is illegal. Putting something in a "policy" doesn't make you immune from US anti-discrimination law. I can't start a business with a sign that says "company policy is blacks pay double." It just doesn't work that way.

I think this is unfair because weight is not always something that you can control. Sometimes it is, sometimes it isn't. It's unfair to ask someone to pay more for identical service for something they quite possibly don't have any control over. What about tall people? There's a direct correlation between height and weight; this sort of thing would punish you for being taller. That's absurd.
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