Most plane pas­sen­gers in favour of ‘fat tax’, sur­vey finds

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SYD­NEY: Should air­lines charge over­weight pas­sen­gers more if they need an ex­tra seat? Yes, ac­cord­ing to twothirds of trav­ellers in a poll.

The sur­vey by travel web­site Sky- scan­ner (www.skyscan­ found that 76 per­cent of the 550 peo­ple ques­tioned be­lieve air­lines should charge a “fat tax”, while 22 per­cent dis­ap­proved of it.

The poll was con­ducted in the wake of a row that started af­ter Air France was mis­re­ported ear­lier this month to be plan­ning an ex­tra charge for pas­sen­gers who are un­able to fit into a sin­gle seat.

The air­liner has, since 2005, of­fered over­weight pas­sen­gers the op­tion to buy a sec­ond seat at a 25 per­cent dis­count. – Reuters

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