NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Should overweight airline passengers pay more to fly?
It is a concept that was recently highlighted in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management by an economics professor from Sogn og Fjordane University College in Norway.
In an exploratory analysis, Dr. Bharat P Bhatta writes that the so-called pay-as-you-weigh model can be “technically and economically feasible.”
Bhatta published his controversial findings saying “Charging according to weight and space is a universally accepted principle, not only in transportation, but also in other services.”
However, some people who spoke with 1010 WINS’ John Montone at Newark Liberty Airport disagreed.