Discuss: Is Airfare by the Pound a Good Idea?

Welcome to this week’s discussion! This week I’d like to talk about the fairly controversial idea of charging passengers by the combined weight of their person and baggage. Do you think this would be a good idea? On one hand, passengers with just a carry-on would probably get a break on price, but this sort of pricing would inevitably penalize people who have a little more weight of their own.

Because this is such a controversial issue, please keep your comments civil. I’m not really interested in discussing oversized passengers per se, just the merits and drawbacks of this sort of pricing scheme. Sound good?

Now, tell me what you think! And thanks!