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Derrie-Air, the newest green airline started running ads in Philadelphia newspapers over the weekend, putting emphasis on their unit “pay what you weigh” system.

The magic comes from our one of a kind “Sliding Scale”—the more you weigh, the more you’ll pay. After all, it takes more fuel—more energy—to get more weight from point A to point B. So we will charge passengers based on how much mass they add to the plane. The heavier you and your luggage are, the more trees we’ll plant to make up for the trouble of flying you from place to place.

Though the ads were a joke produced by Philadelphia Media Holdings to attract advertisers, I suspect most “average” Americans are not amused. (via Vinyl Village)

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    Gee, I don’t know- because it’s a promotion of anorexia and other eating disorders? Or how about the fact that it is inherently sexually discriminatory, since, by and large, the average man weighs a lot more than the average woman? As well as discriminatory toward the handicapped, who often require extra equipment? Of course, you’ll be lucky- you can replace that bulky passenger with lots and lots of screaming toddlers, whose parents will recognize how much cheaper it is to pack them onboard your theoretical plane.
    In a multi-ton airplane, the weight of individual passengers makes a negligible amount of difference in cost if all other things like the fullness of the plane and the amount of cargo are considered. Keep in mind, two, that obese passengers ALREADY are forced by many airlines to pay for an extra seat.
    I hope for your sake you never have a disabling accident or some other event that leads you to be something other than “skinny,” since your sense of superiority is so wrapped up in it.

    Too bad this isn’t real. Every airline should charge this way. The wider your carbon ass print, the more you should have to pay. appologies to bearish dudes but why should a skinny guy like me have to pay full price when 2/6th of my airspace is usually occupied by large chunks of humanity that are not attached to me. As you were.

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