Samoa Air Ticket Prices Now 'By The Pound' | Aero-News Network
Aero-News Network
RSS icon RSS feed
podcast icon MP3 podcast
Subscribe Aero-News e-mail Newsletter Subscribe

Airborne Unlimited -- Recent Daily Episodes

Episode Date

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

Airborne On ANN

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

Airborne Hi-Def On YouTube

Airborne 05.23.16

Airborne 05.24.16

Airborne 05.25.16

Airborne 05.26.16

Airborne 05.27.16

AEA2016 LIVE Aero-TV: 04/27-0830ET, 04/28-1400ET, 04/29-1100ET

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on Vimeo!

Sun 'n Fun 2016 Innovation Preview on YouTube!

Thu, Apr 04, 2013

Samoa Air Ticket Prices Now 'By The Pound'

Heavier Passengers Pay More To Fly

It seemed inevitable that it would come to this. Samoa Air has become the world's first airline to charge passengers by the pound, meaning heavier customers pay more than their slimmer counterparts.

On the front page of the airline's website is the message "We at Samoa Air are keeping airfares fair, by charging our passengers only for what they weigh. You are the master of your Air'fair', you decide how much (or little) your ticket will cost. No more exorbitant excess baggage fees, or being charged for baggage you may not carry. Your weight plus your baggage items, is what you pay for. Simple."

Passengers flying on the airline are weighed at the airport and charged based on their overall weight, including luggage, according to a report appearing in the International Business Times. Samoa Air's CEO Chris Langton told Australia's ABC Radio that "this is the fairest way of travelling."

The prices range from a dollar per kilo on short domestic routes to $4.16 per kilogram ($1.98 per pound)on "longer-haul" flights.

Those "longer" flights would be only to neighboring American Samoa. The airline flies only two aircraft; a Norman BN2A Islander Twin and a Cessna 172.

Families traveling on the airline seem to be appreciative of the fact that their children are charged much less for a seat than they would be under a more traditional fare system. Langton said that the formula is simple, and as more people become more overweight, he thinks other airlines may follow suit and charge by the pound.

FMI: www.samoaair.ws

Advertisement

More News

Toledo Police Helicopter May Be Grounded

Department Seeks Grants To Help Keep Aircraft Flying The police department in Toledo, OH may be forced to ground its helicopter unless it is able to identify a grant for the $300,0>[...]

Bill Gordon Lost In Hudson River P-47 Ditching

Despite What Appeared To Be A Decent Ditching Effort, An Outstanding Pilot Was Lost The airshow community has suffered its second tragedy in nearly as many weeks as long-time warbi>[...]

Aero-News: Quote Of The Day (05.29.16)

"Putting the world's largest satellite constellation into orbit is an enormous task and Arianespace is ideally suited to launch the initial constellation, allowing OneWeb to start >[...]

ANN FAQ: How To Get YOUR News Out On Aero-News

Good News, Bad News... It's ALL News As the preeminent online aviation news resource out there, the editorial staff at Aero-News sees a large number of news releases. We look at al>[...]

Dubai-Based Business Jet Operator Enhances In-Flight Wi-Fi Services

Empire Aviation Group Selects Honeywell Technologies For Its Entire Fleet Honeywell has signed an agreement with Empire Aviation Group to provide its full suite of GoDirect connect>[...]

blog comments powered by Disqus



Advertisement

Advertisement

Podcasts

Advertisement

© 2007 - 2016 Web Development & Design by Pauli Systems, LC