April 2nd, 2013
09:06 PM ET

Samoa Air to charge more for heavier passengers

An airline CEO says he meant it when he suggested people who weigh more should pay more for their tickets. 

Samoa Air will charge ticket prices that range from about $1 to $4 for every two pounds - and that's total pounds, including your luggage.

Samoa Air is not quite as big as, say, American or Delta or even JetBlue. It's a smaller airline.

Their small fleet of small puddle jumpers hold between eight and 12 people.

And the airline serves just a small number of islands in the South Pacific Ocean.

But could this so-called "fat-tax" be coming to a major airline near you?

OutFront Tonight: CNN Contributor Reihan Salam, Radio Host Stephanie Miller and Political comedian Dean Obeidallah.

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