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Air Asia X Exec Says Airline Is Considering Charging by Passenger Weight

An executive for Malaysia’s Air Asia X told a conference that if fuel were to hit $200/barrel, the airline would consider charging passengers by how much they weigh.  He later clarified the remark, saying that even though the airline may actually start weighing passengers to calculate aircraft weight, it would be “difficult to implement” a fare-by-weight system.  That said, don’t be shocked when some airline does actually try this.

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