Princeton professor wants airline tickets based on weight - WSMV Channel 4

Princeton professor wants airline tickets based on weight

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A Princeton University professor is tossing out the idea for airlines to charge for tickets based on how much a passenger weighs.

Passengers already pay extra for oversized bags, so Professor Peter Singer says it's only fair to charge more for overweight people.

He believes flying is not a human right, and that a "fat surcharge" would help airlines struggling with their bottom lines and increased fuel costs.

Some airlines already require obese passengers to buy more than one seat.

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