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.READ MORE: Shark Sighted Off Jones Beach Day After Lifeguard Was Bitten
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.