Most plane passengers in favour of ‘fat tax’, survey finds
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.skyscanner.net) 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