Reporting Steve Murphy
MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – Should overweight air passengers pay more for their tickets? A Princeton University professor says it only makes sense, since travelers already pay a fee for their oversized bags.
WCCO’s Esme Murphy put the question to her listeners and got a mixed response.
“It’s well overdue,” said Richard from Bloomington.
But a caller from Sarah said, “I don’t believe any large-size person would choose to be large-size.”
Princeton Professor Peter Singer, a bioethics specialist, suggests that ticket prices be based on a standard passenger weight and those with excessive weight pay a surcharge.