At every turn, it appears airlines are trying to find new ways to charge more for a flight.
But there is more data and a study doing their work for them, suggesting air ticket prices should be based on a passengers weight.
Professor Bharat Bhatta, whose study published in the Journal of Revenue and Pricing Management says passengers should self-declare their weight when they purchase a ticket.
Already South West Airlines requires overweigt individulas to purchase an additional ticket if they take up two seats.
Recently, CVS (Consumer Value Stores) announced that all their employees will be paying an additional $600 per year for health insurance if they opted out of their bio metric screening. This screening determines the current health status of the employee and gives that information back to the employer to determine health risk.
Almost 72% of all Americans are now over-weight or obese. The answer to the problem may not be clear at this time but one thing we know for sure is that someone will be paying for it.