Agree That Overweight People Should Pay More For Fuel Use
Ex-Qantas Finance Chief Tony Webber said Tuesday that he
believes that passengers who weigh more should pay more to fly on
planes due to the additional fuel burned. While this opinion has
been met with anger by many, a poll by flight comparison site
Skyscanner Found that the vast majority of consumers were actually
Of those polled, 76% believe that airlines should charge "Fat
Tax" and passengers should pay more if they weigh more. Only 22% of
the 550 people polled were against such a move.
Such a ruling would force those who could not comfortably fit
into a standard airline seat to purchase a second, normally at a
Barry Smith, Skyscanner co-founder and director commented: "So
called 'Fat Tax' is a very sensitive issue for airlines; they would
have to tread carefully so as not to alienate heavier passengers.
On one hand, it's not unreasonable for airlines to charge
passengers extra if they occupy more than one seat. On the other,
many would argue that it should be the responsibility of airlines
to adjust their standard seat size, enabling them to comfortably
accommodate all passengers."