Posts Tagged ‘Overweight Travelers’

Airline Policies for Overweight Passengers Traveling this Summer

Airline Policies for Overweight Passengers Traveling this Summer

UPDATED: January 20, 2015. Added information for Virgin America and Alaska Airlines. 

When Samoa Air announced it would begin charging passengers by weight, the airline industry buzzed with reports that overweight passengers should pay more for air travel. While the debate on passenger weight certainly isn’t new, airlines have been challenged to find ways to accommodate heavier travelers while pressured to sell seats and maintain customer safety and comfort.

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